Dr. Hongtu Zhu, a BRIC faculty member and his team recently published a paper in Science (https://www.science.org/doi/10.1126/science.abn6598). They used advanced techniques to study the brain and its connection with the rest of the body. Traditional brain imaging methods often overlook the interaction between the brain and other organs. In a recent study, Zhu and colleagues examined data from over 40,000 individuals using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to explore how the heart is linked to brain structure and function. They discovered genetic links between different aspects of heart health and brain health. This study could help in predicting personalized risk for diseases.