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Zen Vuong

Zen Vuong

Zen Vuong is a USC media relations writer who covers health and medical research. Before joining USC, she was a science writer at the Pasadena Star-News.

Stories by Zen Vuong:

brain trachtography imaging
The shape and properties of the brain’s white matter structures have been shown to be related to behavior, cognition and neurological diseases. (Photo/Courtesy of the USC Laboratory of Neuro Imaging and Athinoula A. Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging, Consortium of the Human Connectome Project)

USC experts take long look at the beginnings of Alzheimer’s disease

Researchers in different disciplines try to pinpoint its start, and consider treatments from there. November is National Alzheimer’s Awareness Month.

Brain scan image
To understand how information is communicated throughout the brain, researchers at USC used multiple fluorescent-labeled dyes to trace the connections among all identified structures of the mouse brain. (Photo/Courtesy of Hong-Wei Dong, M.D., Ph.D., USC Laboratory of Neuro Imaging, USC Mark and Mary Stevens Neuroimaging and Informatics Institute, MCP)

New brain map could lead to novel therapies for autism and Huntington’s disease

Brain connectivity atlas assists in the understanding of mental and neural disorders.