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Monday, September 23, 2013

Protecting specific area of the brain during radiation therapy substantially reduces memory loss

Protecting the stem cells that reside in and around the hippocampus -- a C-shaped area in the temporal lobe on both sides of the brain associated with the ability to form and store memories -- substantially reduces the rate of cancer patients' memory loss during whole-brain radiotherapy without a significant risk of recurrence in that area of the brain, a new study shows.



via ScienceDaily: Psychology News http://feeds.sciencedaily.com/~r/sciencedaily/mind_brain/psychology/~3/EkVTE95TknI/130923143636.htm