Largest map of human Alzheimer’s brain published

Written by Sharon Salt (Editor)

A recently published study in Communications Biology has investigated the differences between healthy brains and those with Alzheimer’s disease, producing the largest dataset of its type ever. The data, developed by a team of researchers at the University of Manchester, Bristol, Liverpool and Auckland, is now freely available online for any scientist to use. Additionally, the investigators also demonstrated that the cerebellum – a region of the brain previously thought to be unaffected by the disease – displayed a series of changes that they anticipate might protect it from damage caused by Alzheimer’s. The analysis, which mapped the relative levels...

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