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Brain at rest offers clues to Parkinson's, Alzheimer's: PET scans of patients pick up clear signals indicating deterioration of neural network.
An important brain network breaks down differently in Parkinson's and Alzheimer's diseases, a new study finds.
Measurements of how much glucose brain cells consume reveal that one important resting network, called the default mode network, rapidly and continually loses activity in people with Alzheimer's disease. In contrast, the network remains largely intact during the early stages of Parkinson's disease but not necessarily in charge, researchers report in the Feb. 24 Proceedings of...
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