Neurology

UI study shows hippocampus is involved in language processing, may help treat Alzheimer's

A recent study published by UI researchers Melissa Duff and Jake Kurczek showed the hippocampus is involved in language processing, which has implications for how doctors and caregivers communicate with patients with memory impairments.  Melissa Duff has an appointment in Neurology, and Jake Kurczek recently graduated from the UI Neuroscience Graduate program.  Subjects were drawn from the Department of Neurology's Iowa Lesion Patient Registry managed by Dr. Daniel Tranel.  More information about the story can be found on Iowa Now.