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What is the News?
The Union Minister of Science and Technology has launched the first of its kind, latest and world’s most sophisticated MRI facility at the National Brain Research Centre (NBRC) in Haryana’s Manesar.
About the new MRI facility
This machine can detect and quantify highly sensitive receptors and antioxidants from the brain which has a direct link with the onset of various brain disorders like Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and psychiatric disorders
What is the National Brain Research Centre(NBRC)?
NBRC was established in the year 1999 as an autonomous institution under the Societies Registration Act of 1860.
Nodal Ministry: NBRC is an autonomous institute funded by the Department of Biotechnology and is also a Deemed-to-be University. The government of India has also recognised NBRC as an Institution of Excellence.
Mandate: To study brain functions in health and diseases using innovative multidisciplinary approaches in basic and translational research.
Divisions: Research at NBRC is classified into five divisions namely Cellular and Molecular, Systems, Cognitive, Computational and Translational.
Location: Manesar, Haryana
Source: This post is based on the article “Union Minister inaugurates first of its kind, world’s most sophisticated, latest MRI facility at the National Brain Research Centre (NBRC), Manesar, Haryana” published by PIB on 20th Nov 2021.