Neurodegenerative diseases target healthy brain's intrinsic networks

Wednesday, April 15, 2009 - 12:42 in Biology & Nature

New research suggests that neurodegenerative diseases are neither diffuse nor random but specifically target large-scale functional networks in the human brain. The study, published by Cell Press in the April 16 issue of the journal Neuron, may drive a new generation of network-based strategies for diagnosing and monitoring neurodegenerative diseases.

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