Article Correctness Is Author's Responsibility: New pig brain maps facilitate human neuroscience discoveries

(University of Illinois College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences) For nearly a decade, scientists have relied on an MRI-based map, or atlas, of the pig brain - developed at the University of Illinois using 4-week-old pigs - to understand where and how nutrients and other interventions affect the developing brain. Now, Illinois scientists have updated that atlas, increasing its resolution by a factor of four, and they have also added a new atlas for adolescent 12-week-old pigs.