The brain's white matter pathway organization during the first year of life may predict language acquisition and development at age five, researchers say.
Neuroimaging study revealed a significant number of professional rugby players had white matter abnormalities and abnormal changes to white matter volume over time.
HIV infection prevents myelin-associated oligodendrocytes from maturing, this, in turn, hampers white matter production in the brain.
Damage to highly connected regions of white matter in the brain following injury is more predictive of cognitive impairment than damage to highly connected gray matter hubs.
Glioblastoma can mimic the normal repair of white matter in the brain, causing the tumor to become less malignant. Additionally, a drug commonly prescribed for asthma can help suppress glioblastoma growth in mouse models.
Study reveals those with frontotemporal dementia have greater white matter hyperintensity than those with other forms of dementia. The amount of white matter hyperintensity was associated with the severity of FTD symptoms.
Two new studies shed light on brain development and changes in ASD. Researchers found the development of white matter tracts in the brain was linked to the severity of autism symptoms. Additionally, larger brain size at age 3 was linked to a larger brain size later in childhood.
Elevated levels of lead in the blood of children was associated with structural changes in the brain during mid-life. Those with higher levels of lead exposure as children had decreased hippocampal volume and structural deficits in white-matter integrity.