Brain's dementia weak spot identified
The brain has a weak spot for Alzheimer's disease and schizophrenia, according to U.K. scientists who have pinpointed the region using scans. The brain area involved develops late in adolescence and degenerates early during aging. At the moment, it is difficult for doctors to predict which people might develop either condition. The findings, in the journal PNAS, hint at a potential way to diagnose those at risk earlier, experts say. Although they caution that "much more research is needed into how to bring these exciting discoveries into the clinic."
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