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Brain map researchers release first of it’s kind data on the aging human brain and traumatic brain injury.

Dementia is a common illness with an incidence that is rising as the aged population increases.  A multitude of neurodegenerative illnesses have an associated dementia, including corticobasal degeneration, Creutzfeldt–Jakob disease, … Continue Reading Brain map researchers release first of it’s kind data on the aging human brain and traumatic brain injury.

Researchers derive first ever molecular model of critical blood-brain barrier transporter.

Presently, there are limitations to drug delivery to the brain as it is tightly protected by the blood-brain barrier. The blood-brain barrier is a protective barrier which separates the circulating … Continue Reading Researchers derive first ever molecular model of critical blood-brain barrier transporter.

New technique begins to map and untangle neuronal networks in Parkinson’s disease.

In patients with Parkinson’s disease, gait disorders and difficulty with balance are often caused by the degeneration of a specific type of neuron, called cholinergic neurons, in a region of … Continue Reading New technique begins to map and untangle neuronal networks in Parkinson’s disease.

Neuroimaging can identify start and location of amyloid plaques in living brain.

Primary progressive aphasia (PPA) is a form of dementia characterized by degeneration of the language network.  In the early stages, PPA is associated with a left-lateralized pattern of cortical atrophy … Continue Reading Neuroimaging can identify start and location of amyloid plaques in living brain.

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