C9ORF72 Comes Into Focus

by Michelle Pflumm, Ph.D., originally published online at ALS.net, February 28, 2012

 FTLD Explained.  FTLD occurs when certain regions of the brain including those involved in critical thinking, problem solving and complex decision-making shrink (red) due to neuronal loss.  FTLD is also known as frontotemporal dementia (FTD).  Here, an MRI of a person with a form [...]