Alzheimer's Disease Filmed

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Alzheimer's Disease Filmed

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A short but dramatic film has for the first time shown doctors how Alzheimer's disease engulfs the parts of the brain responsible for memory, orientation and carrying out routine tasks. The time-lapse film clip was created from MRI brain scans.

"This type of imaging will allow doctors and researchers to pinpoint where and how fast the disease is spreading. We will urgently apply this method to reveal how drugs and vaccines combat the wave of brain damage caused by Alzheimer's disease," says Paul Thompson, a professor of neurology at the University of California, Los Angeles.

 

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Last modified: December 10, 2010
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