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Very few publications have quoted differences between the same regions in both the right and left hemisphere of the human brain. It may be possible that the two hemispheres have different trace elemental concentrations, since it is know that they both have different functions. In this study, three brain regions from both the right and left hemispheres of the cortex have been sampled from five elderly individuals (three 'normals' and two Alzheimer's disease) and their elemental concentrations have been determined by Instrumental Neutron Activation Analysis (INAA).

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Bibliographic Reference: Paper presented: Tenth International Conference on Modern Trends in Activation Analysis, Maryland (US), 19-23rd April (1999)
Availability: Available from Public Relations and Publications Unit, Ispra (IT)
Record Number: 199911188 / Last updated on: 1999-08-19
Original language: en
Available languages: en