Medical Xpress: Scientists create new map of brain region linked to Alzheimer’s disease

| Posted in Brain Disease, Brain Education, Brain Research

Curing some of the most vexing diseases first requires navigating the world’s most complex structure—the human brain. So, USC scientists have created the most detailed atlas yet of the brain’s memory bank. Cartographers of the cranium, a USC research team has illustrated the internal circuitry of the hippocampus in detail that would make the great ancient mapmaker, Ptolemy, proud. Using fluorescent tracers and 3-D animation, the scientists show structures, nerve connections and functions in vivid detail. The study appears today in the journal Nature Neuroscience. (October 8, 2018)

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