The Debian-Med project strenghtened its current three main areas of activity: imaging, bioinformatics, and medical practice. But of course, it also benefits of all the other improvements of Debian etch.
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More possibilities for neuroscience research
Debian-Med offers tools to work with medical imaging data obtained from various techniques such as magnetic resonance (MRI) or computer tomography (CT) for instance. These tools are useful to pre-clinical research in neuroscience as well and with the release of etch, Debian-Med expanded its support with the addition of the NIfTI library, which is particularly focused on magnetic imaging. Other areas of neuroscience are also being covered, such as experimental psychology with packages for the Python Experiment-Programming Library.