Alzheimer’s and Schizophrenia Cause Unveiled

November 25, 2014 10:05 AM

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A recent research led by a group of British scientists showed that degeneration of one particular neural network located within the grey matter region of the human brain results in schizophrenia and Alzheimer’s disease. This specific brain network, scientists found, is the last part of the brain to develop and the first one to degenerate due to aging or early life disorders.

The team of researchers was coordinated by Dr Gwenaëlle Douaud in a UK center specialized in magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the brain. By using the latest MRI technology, the team was able to identify environmental and genetic factors that may trigger later in life schizophrenia.

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