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Wiring diagram of the brain provides a clearer picture of brain scan data

Already affecting more than five million Americans older than 65, Alzheimer’s disease is on the rise and expected to impact more than 13 million people by 2050. Over the last three decades, researchers have relied on neuroimaging — brain scans such as magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) or positron emission tomography (PET) — to study Alzheimer’s… Read More »

Scientists find larger brain gives you better memory, logic AND reactions 

Does having a bigger brain make you more intelligent? Scientists find larger brain gives you better memory, logic AND reactions The question has been asked for over 200 years, with no clear link found Scientists used a sample size of 13,600 Britons, 70% larger than earlier studies They said employers should not use head size… Read More »

Gene therapy eases Parkinson’s symptoms by rewiring parts of the brain

A treatment for Parkinson’s rewires parts of the brainALFRED PASIEKA/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY By Alice Klein A gene therapy treatment for Parkinson’s disease appears to relieve symptoms by rewiring the brain circuits involved in movement. People with Parkinson’s disease have tremors and muscle stiffness that are caused by overstimulation of a brain area called the subthalamic… Read More »