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Mimi S.
Posted: Monday, April 16, 2012 7:43 AM
Joined: 11/29/2011
Posts: 7027


There is an interesting article in today's NYTimes on brain research.  Just remember, this is a possibility for understanding why dementia happens. The dream of how to fix it i far in the future.

 

The collaborators also found that about 10 percent of people carried a gene variant that correlated with a slightly accelerated rate of atrophy in the hippocampus. The hippocampi — there are two, each deep in the brain, one in the right side and one in the left, about level with the ears — are needed to form new memories. People with dementia often show pronounced atrophy in this region. The study was not set up to find a link between the gene variant and dementia, but experts suspect a connection.





Lisa428
Posted: Tuesday, April 17, 2012 5:36 PM
Joined: 12/5/2011
Posts: 795


Thanks for the information. interesting!

 

Thanks for sharing.

 

Peace and hope,

Lisa


 
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