Tuesday, April 23, 2019

New Brain Region Discovered: Endorestiform Nucleus

New Brain Region Discovered: Endorestiform Nucleus
Maria Almoite

This just in! A new brain region has been recently discovered called Endorestiform Nucleus (Paxinos, 2019). It is located within the inferior cerebellar peduncle— area responsible for fine motor movements. This recent discovery could lead to modern breakthroughs in neurodegenerative diseases such as Parkinson’s and other motor neuron diseases. As of right now, endorestiform nucleus appears to be absent in other animals we have studied. Other than our evidently larger brain size, this region could be one of the distinguishing factors between humans and other animals (e.g., Rhesus Monkeys). hashtagScience hashtagNeuroscience hashtagBrains Source: George Paxinos, Teri Furlong & Charles Watson. Human Brainstem: Cytoarchitecture, Chemoarchitecture, Myeloarchitecture. Academic Press, 2019; ISBN: 9780128141847

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