Alzheimer's disease & dementia

Cross-racial study of 1.87m vets shows wide disparities in dementia

In what is believed to be the largest study to date on race and dementia, researchers from UCSF and the San Francisco Veterans Affairs Health Care System tracked health and demographic data from close to two million veterans. ...

Medical research

Team uses MRI to image epigenetics in the brain

A multidisciplinary team at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign has devised a new approach to 3D imaging that captures DNA methylation, a key epigenetic change associated with learning in the brain. The scientists ...


Neuroscientists use deep learning model to simulate brain topography

Damage to a part of the brain that processes visual information—the inferotemporal (IT) cortex—can be devastating, especially for adults. Those affected may lose the ability to read (a disorder known as alexia), or recognize ...

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