July 6, 2018

PET, sMRI shed light on process of Alzheimer's degeneration

Canadian researchers examined PET and structural MRI scans from individuals with early-stage Alzheimer’s disease and found that degeneration of cholinergic neurons in the basal forebrain, which supplies acetylcholine, a neurotransmitter important for normal brain function, to the outer cortex, prompted the degeneration of cortex areas receiving cholinergic inputs. {read more here}