Scientists have developed structural brain atlases for the Chinese pediatric population, o
ffering a basic tool for future studies on Chinese children’s brain development.
In magnetic resonance (MR) imaging studies of child’s brain development, structural brain atlases usually serve as imp
ortant references. However, the popular existing pediatric brain atlases are mostly based on MR images obtained from C
aucasian populations and thus are not an accurate characterization of Chinese children’s brains due to differences in genetic and environmental factors.
Scientists from the Beijing Normal University have created a set of age-specific Ch
inese pediatric atlases based on high-quality MR images from 328 cognitively normal Chinese children aged between 6 and 12.
The brain atlases include sex-specific templates and multiple age-specific templates. They show dramatic anatomica
l differences in the bilateral frontal and parietal regions compared with the brain atlases based on Caucasian populations.
The brain atlases have been released online and researchers can download it for free. They may help reveal the Chinese c
hildren’s brain structure and functional development, providing a reference for neuroimaging studies on Chine
se children with abnormal brain development such as autism and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).
exchanges, Ibrahim said one major reason is that U.S. market is the deepest in the world and companies want to have access to liquidity.
He added that the companies also want to be next to their competitors that have already be
en listed in NYSE so as to make sure the evaluation
is aligned and make themselves available to the vast number of investors.
“This trend will continue because I think there are fantastic companies in China,” he said.
He said that the human element the NYSE has is also an important reason companies are willing to be listed there.
On the other hand, the demand from U.S. investors’ side for Chinese companies and products is high.
Ibrahim said there are a lot of great entrepreneurs
creating and selling new technologies and tapping the growth of Chinese economy.
“Investors want to be part of this growth,” he s
aid, adding that the way to access the growth is through IPOs.
NYSE-listed companies traded with 45 percen
t lower volatility compared to companies listed and traded on other U.S. exchanges, according to the stock exchange.
bers,” were among those who were killed in the attack.
The police claimed that Kamah, an alleged member of the Abu Sayyaf’s Ajan
g-Ajang sub-group, was seen near the church moments before the explosions.
Albayalde said the attack was plotted as early as between Jan. 8. and Jan. 21. “An identified Asian couple believed to be ho
led in Lampinigan island for a few days sailed to Jolo on Jan. 24 by pump boat to meet up with other suspects.”
From fragments and components recovered at the scene, Albayalde said forensic technic
ians concluded that the bombs were made by pipes that contained “possible ammonium nitrate-fuel
il compound as primary explosive charge and possibly boosted by secondary high explosives.”
The IEDs are typical bombs used by the Abu Sayyaf militants, Albayalde said. “The signature
of the Abu Sayyaf group, therefore, is patently present in the IED used in this latest terror attack in Jolo.”
Albayalde added that the investigation of the blasts “is far from over as there are evidences that n
eed to be carefully examined to test its consistency with other facts and circumstances surrounding the incident.”