November 29, 2017

PET, CT show lasting effects of brain injury in preterm babies

“We found that dopamine, a chemical that’s important for learning and enjoyment, is affected in people who had early brain injury, but not in the way a lot of people would have thought—dopamine levels were actually lower in these individuals,” Foudist-Walsh et al. wrote. “This could be important to how we think about treating people who suffered early brain damage and develop mental illness.” {read more here}