Navigation Links
Alzheimer's Tied to Shrinkage in Brain Area
Date:3/16/2009

Loss of cells in the hippocampus predicts who'll get the disease, study shows

MONDAY, March 16 (HealthDay News) -- A loss of cells in the hippocampus area of the brain precedes Alzheimer's disease, a new study finds.

The research included 64 Alzheimer's patients, 44 people with mild cognitive impairment (the stage of memory problems that occurs before Alzheimer's), and 34 people with no memory or thinking problems. The Dutch team used MRI to measure the volume of the entire brain, as well as the hippocampus, in all the participants at the start of the study and again an average of 18 months later in order to calculate the rate of brain shrinkage.

During the study, 23 of the people with mild cognitive impairment were diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease, along with three of the healthy volunteers. Among participants who didn't have Alzheimer's at the start of the study, those with smaller hippocampal volumes and higher rates of shrinkage were two to four times more likely to develop Alzheimer's than those with larger hippocampal volumes and a slower rate of shrinkage, the team found.

"This finding seems to reflect that at the stage of mild cognitive impairment, considerable atrophy has already occurred in the hippocampus. In people who already have Alzheimer's disease, the loss of nerve cells is more widespread throughout the brain," study author Dr. Wouter Henneman, of VU University Medical Center in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, said in an American Academy of Neurology news release.

The study was published in the March 17 issue of the journal Neurology.

More information

The U.S. National Institute on Aging has more about Alzheimer's disease.



-- Robert Preidt



SOURCE: American Academy of Neurology, news release, March 16, 2009


'/>"/>
Copyright©2009 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Related medicine news :

1. Alzheimers Research Target May Be a Dead End
2. Shrinkage of prostate led to overestimation of cancer risk in trial
3. Shrinkage and aging are Europe-wide challenges
4. Exercise Might Slow Brain Shrinkage in Alzheimers Patients
5. Draining away brains toxic protein to stop Alzheimers
6. Vision restoration therapy shown to improve brain activity in brain injured patients
7. Clinical depression linked to abnormal emotional brain circuits
8. Brain imaging reveals breakdown of normal emotional processing
9. Brain cells work differently than previously thought
10. Vaccine Stops Alzheimers Brain Tangles
11. Research may unlock mystery of autisms origin in the brain
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Alzheimer's Tied to Shrinkage in Brain Area
(Date:3/24/2017)... ... March 24, 2017 , ... “Vintage and Harvest A Cultivation of Christian Love” ... teacher residing in North Carolina with his wife, Anna Marie. He and his wife ... grandchildren. David is also the author of “Shadow and Substance.” , “Love, the agape ...
(Date:3/24/2017)... ... March 24, 2017 , ... “The Adventures of Joey, The Dog ... dog who lives his life to the fullest, as God intended. “The Adventures of ... Holmgren, a mother and grandmother pursuing her passion for writing, especially about truth and ...
(Date:3/23/2017)... CO (PRWEB) , ... March 23, 2017 , ... A ... bar for entry into teacher preparation programs. The NCTQ report suggests, based on a ... entry requirements would significantly improve teacher quality in the U.S. It argues that this ...
(Date:3/23/2017)... ... March 23, 2017 , ... Demonstrating their commitment ... more public health departments have been awarded national accreditation through the Public ... into the expanding network of communities across the nation whose health departments meet ...
(Date:3/23/2017)... ... March 23, 2017 , ... PAINWeekEnd (PWE) ... 10 North Broadway Avenue, will be an educational and exciting program providing busy ... the management of chronic pain. , Oklahoma is in a healthcare crisis. The ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:3/23/2017)... Research and Markets has announced the addition of the ... report to their offering. ... The Global Cryostat Market is poised to grow ... reach approximately $3.5 billion by 2025. This industry report ... on global as well as regional levels presented in the research ...
(Date:3/23/2017)... , March 23, 2017 ... research report created through extensive primary research (inputs ... the report aims to present the analysis of ... of Procedure (Replacement and Repair); Replacement Procedure By ... Repair By Technique (Surgical Devices, Balloon Valvuloplasty, Transcatheter ...
(Date:3/23/2017)... Iowa , March 23, 2017   BioSpace ... career resource, has partnered with Indiana Biosciences Research ... organizations and educational institutions to bring the ... the first-ever BioIndiana Hotbed map, an artistic representation of ... print was presented to Vice President Mike Pence ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: