$3.8 million federal grant targets suicide research

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This image is from Marcel Just and David Brent’s initial study and shows the brain activation pattern for ‘death’ in participants who had made a suicide attempt (left). The image on the right depicts the activation pattern for ‘death’ in control participants. (Image courtesy of Carnegie Mellon University)

Researchers using brain imaging to identify people with suicidal thoughts just landed a $3.8 million grant from the National Institute for Mental Health.

Marcel Just of Carnegie Mellon University and David Brent of the University of Pittsburgh will use the money to advance their research analyzing the alterations in how brains represent certain concepts, such as death, cruelty and trouble. Their initial study was published in Nature Human Behaviour in 2017.

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