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mapping

 [map´ing]
the creation on a flat surface of a representation of an area, showing the relative position of various features.
cardiac mapping an electrophysiological procedure in which electric potentials recorded by electrodes placed directly on the heart are processed to give a two-dimensional display of the origin and path of an electrical impulse as it depolarizes the heart.
genetic mapping determination of the location of genes on chromosomes.
intraoperative lymphatic mapping sentinel node biopsy.

map·ping

(map'ing),
The process of identifying the relative position of sites or elements.

mapping

Etymology: L, mappa, napkin
the process of locating the relative position of genes on a chromosome through the analysis of genetic recombination. Distances between genes in a linkage group are expressed in map units or morgans. Also called chromosome mapping.

mapping

An informatics term of art, used in the context of representing or exchanging data, for connecting items or symbols to codes or concepts.

mapping

The process of determining the order of GENES, and their functions, on the CHROMOSOMES. The human genome project, currently under way, is designed to map the entire collection of the human chromosomes, with incalculable potential benefit to humankind, and a huge increase in responsibility for the application of the knowledge.

mapping

see genetic map.
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The Society for Brain Mapping and Therapeutics has been on the forefront of scientific research and translation of advance technologies into clinical neuroscience by engaging scientists and engineers from NASA, Los Alamos National Labs and consortium of neurosurgeons, neurologists, radiologists, nanotechnologists, stem cell scientists and engineers.
Using functional connectivity brain mapping, they found that amyloid plaques--beta protein deposits considered one of the hallmarks of Alzheimer's disease--are present in the brains of people with Alzheimer's as well as some healthy elderly people who do not show behavioral evidence of the disease.
A new study published online in Human Brain Mapping reports that elderly individuals who were obese or overweight had significantly less brain tissue than individuals of normal weight.
The exhumation will not help until the involved police officers and all other suspected persons are arrested, interrogated and put to brain mapping test.
Elsevier, the world-leading publisher of scientific, technical and medical information products and services and Brain Mapping Foundation, announced today that it will Co-host the 6th Annual World Congress for Brain Mapping and Image Guided Therapy, August 26-29, 2009 at Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA.
29, 2005 online issue of the journal Human Brain Mapping, it was concluded that the human brain goes through considerable development until the mid-20s.
Lara Menzies, of the university's Brain Mapping Unit said: "Impaired function in areas of the brain associated with stopping motor responses may contribute to OCD.
It uses 12-step and intensive one-on-one therapy as well as brain mapping and neurocognitive rehabilitation.
We have considered acquiring magnetoencephalography equipment for over 3 years and we think that MEG will play a pivotal role in human brain mapping, especially in surgical planning and in research and treatment of epilepsy.
Brain mapping and single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) are used by some for this purpose.