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You can volunteer to have researchers from Beckman and Carle study your brain

Beckman Institute and Carle Health* are partnering in a brain imaging study: Champaign-Urbana Population Study. It will utilize a newly acquired piece of technology, the Siemens MAGNETOM Terra 7 Tesla MRI, to look at brain function and structure. 

300 volunteers, ages 18 and older, from the area will be needed. From Beckman:

Participation includes an up-to-three-year commitment, and volunteers will also complete several questionnaires about their health, medical history, and physical activity. They will also participate in a brief cognitive function assessment and have up to three, 2-hour brain scans at the Carle Illinois Advanced Imaging Center.

You can learn more about what the study entails, and sign up to participate, at the Champaign-Urbana Population Study website

Top photo from Champaign-Urbana Population Study website. 

*Editor’s note: A previous version said this was a collaboration between Beckman Institute and Carle College of Medicine. That has been corrected. 

Staff writer

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