New Childhood Dementia Insight
[Source: Science Daily]
‘Is the eye a window to the brain in Sanfilippo syndrome, an untreatable form of childhood-onset dementia?’ Australian researchers ask in a new publication.
The findings of the NHMRC-funded project, just published in international journal Acta Neuropathologica Communications, highlight the potential for using widely available retinal imaging techniques to learn more about brain disease and monitor treatment efficacy.
Sanfilippo syndrome is one of a group of about 70 inherited conditions which collectively affect 1 in 2800 children in Australia, and is more common than cystic fibrosis and better known diseases. Around the world 700,000 children and young people are living with childhood dementia.
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