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Thin Brain Cortex May Be Early Sign Of Alzheimer’s
2011-12-23 06:27:54

According to a recent medical study, one indicator for the eventual onset of Alzheimer´s in elderly people may be a thinner cerebral cortex, the outer layer of the brain. As yet, however, researchers say this discovery can only be used to detect, not prevent, the development of the degenerative disease. The study´s co-author, Dr. Brad Dickerson of Harvard Medical School, is nonetheless hopeful that the discovery will eventually be put to constructive use. He says that the find...

Word of the Day
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.