People with Down syndrome, a genetic condition caused by additional copy chromosome 21, show physical signs of early aging, such as graying hair, wrinkles and menopause at an unusually young age. They are also much more likely to develop early onset Alzheimer’s disease. This has led scientists to suggest that Down syndrome leads to an […]
Mapping the brain connectome before neurosurgery.
Safe and effective neurosurgical procedures are increasingly reliant on a thorough understanding of the brain and its functional organisation. To this end, sophisticated neuroimaging techniques are increasingly used to chart how different regions in the brain are connected with one another. Researchers at the University of Cambridge have recently used this novel approach to make accurate […]