Skull divided to remove anterior hemisphere, brain removed to show cranial fossa and dura mater. Tentorium cerebelli shown intact, some cranial nerves visible, anterior view. Illustration by Nicolas Henri Jacob from Traité Complet De L'anatomie De L'homme by Marc Jean Bourgery, 1831. ~~ www.facebook.com/TheIrregularAnatomist ~~ www.twitter.com/Irr_Anatomist
Cambridge, MA (Scicasts) – Neuroscientists at MIT have found that an enzyme overproduced in the brains of Alzheimer’s patients creates a blockade that shuts off genes necessary to form new memories. Furthermore, by inhibiting that enzyme in mice, the researchers were able to reverse Alzheimer’s symptoms.
Alcoholism Related Vermian Atrophy. MRI image of the brain shows severe preferential atrophy (red) involving the superior vermis of the cerebellum. This person was a chronic alcoholic. One of the manifestations of chronic alcoholism in the brain is atrophy.