The study, published in the journal Neuropsychologia, and led by Giuseppe Iaria a UBC Faculty of Medicine and VCH postdoctoral fellow, used functional magnetic resonance imaging to evaluate together with behavioral studies and characterize the navigational deficiencies of the patient, the completely unable to orient within the environment, still in the neighborhood, where the patient lives lost for many years.

The procedural memory system involves using landmarks, distances, or following stereotypic movements between stations move to the spatial memory system is more complex when moving. Through an environment – familiar or not – a person creates a mental representation of the environment, as a cognitive map is to ‘create’and the ability to ‘read ‘these cognitive maps that to a person followed a route without. To navigate lose.Findings of a new monkey study allow researchers a rare glimpse of such as at the molecular level, that smallpox virus attacks his victims. Which findings shed how the virus caused mass deaths and suffering optical, and will help the way for new diagnostics, vaccine and medicines that in the case of of a smallpox bioterror incident would be required.

The study, by David Relman from Stanford University, now Added in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences . Of the by the National Institute for Allergy and Infectious Diseases , part the NIH. – In the light of today concern bioterrorism attacks, we have a pressing need, that much the operation of the how the smallpox virus and other bioterror agents, says NIAID director of Anthony S. This new research filling some of gaps in our understanding of pox. Buy now we are are better positioned to speed the development of protective measures. . Press releases.