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Tuesday, April 27, 2004

Brain Imaging 

Two small (but potentially explosive) bits from the brain imaging lit today:

Imaging and in situ hybridization studies point toward the dentate as being the region most vulnerable to age-linked cognitive decline. Done in rats and monkeys to avoid Alzhiemer's syndromes, this could have lots of good applications.

Reduced size of the superior temporal gyrus (SRG) shows promise as a cardinal feature of schizophrenia, and led to highly accurate diagnoses. If this research is good, it's a HUGE breakthrough. I don't know of any other markers in schizophrenia that really goes for all patients, regardless of symptom profile (positive versus negative symptoms, etc.). Am I just out-of-date?

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