Correlating data from 588 patients diagnosed with frontotemporal lobe degeneration (FTLD), researchers found that subjects with professions which related highly for verbal skills had greater tissue loss on the right hand side of the brain. By contrast, those whose professions required less aptitude for verbal skills, for example flight engineers, had more tissue damage to the left hand side of the brain.
UC Irvine researchers have identified the perforant path in humans with the diffusion tensor imaging technique.
Research scientists from UC Davis and the University of Auckland have discovered that neuroglobin might be key to preventing Alzheimer's disease. Neuroglobin can prevent apoptosis in response to nautral stress.
Researchers at Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute have discovered a new molecular clue about the cause of brain cell death in Alzheimer's, Parkinson's and Huntington's diseases.
Researchers at MIT have discovered that Sirtuin1, a protein encoded by the SIRT1 gene, promotes synaptic plasticity and boosts memory.
Scientists find the chemical P7C3 grows new neuronal growth within the dentate gyrus and improves learning and memory.