White matter disease is the wearing away of tissue in the largest and deepest part of your brain due to aging. This tissue contains millions of nerve fibers, or axons, that connect other parts of the brain and spinal cord and signal your nerves to talk to one another. A fatty material called myelin protects the fibers and gives white matter its color.
Study finds brain abnormalities in chronic fatigue patients. Radiology researchers have discovered that the brains of patients with chronic fatigue syndrome have diminished white matter and white matter abnormalities in the right hemisphere.
Focal subcortical heterotopia: GM Heterotopia. They can be divided into: 1) nodular form: extend from the ventricle into the white matter 2) curvilinear form: extend from the cortex into the underlying white matter mixed form http://radiopaedia.org/articles/subcortical-heterotopia
Study Finds Link Between Physical Fitness And Brain Health
A new study investigates whether physical fitness correlates with the fitness of the brain's white matter, home to billions of connections between brain areas.