- Researchers track critical developments in the young brain
Much like electricity traveling down wires, nerve impulses in our brain travel along nerve fibers. And just as wires need insulation to function well, nerve fibers, too, rely on a kind of insulation called myelin, a fatty substance that protects them and increases the speed at which nerve impulses travel.
- UW-Madison brain scan studies seek to pinpoint signs of Alzheimer’s
The article is a part of a series on Alzheimer’s called “Fading away: Wisconsin’s dementia crisis,” which chronicles the doubling rate of dementia patients in Wisconsin.
- Mental health in pregnancy may affect development of newborns’ brains
Waisman investigators and researchers explore potential connections between a woman’s mental health symptoms and white matter development in the brain of her child at one month after birth.