Recent Brain research: Brain gray matter reduction
In the July 2016 issue of the journal Neuroimage, scientists in the Netherlands report reductions in ‘gray matter’ in the brain in two groups of ill patients compared with matched healthy people. Together with a recent Japanese report of reduced gray-matter volume in the bilateral prefrontal cortex of the brain in patients, the results raise the intriguing possibility of a new objective and quantitative tool for clinical diagnosis.
New biomedical study of young people
A unique study of biochemical markers in the blood of young people is to begin later in the year.. The investigation will test whether biochemical abnormalities similar to those already observed in adults also exist in a group of children.