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Link between inflammation and mental sluggishness shown in new study
November 15, 2019
Scientists have uncovered a possible explanation for the mental sluggishness that often accompanies illness.
Many patients with iNPH develop Alzheimer’s disease, too
November 15, 2019
Up to one in five patients treated for idiopathic normal pressure hydrocephalus, iNPH, also develop Alzheimer's disease, according to a new study. The researchers were able to predict the development of Alzheimer's disease by using the Disease State Index, DSI, that combines patient-specific data fr...
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New pathways in brain’s amygdala
November 12, 2019
Researchers are pioneering an innovative brain study that sheds light on how the amygdala portion of the brain functions and could contribute to a better understanding of post-traumatic stress disorder, anxiety, depression and Alzheimer's disease.
Specific neurons that map memories now identified in the human brain
November 12, 2019
Neuroengineers have found the first evidence that individual neurons in the human brain target specific memories during recall. They studied recordings in neurosurgical patients who had electrodes implanted in their brains and examined how the patients' brain signals corresponded to their behavior w...
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Sugar-coating proteins can help us understand brain disease
November 7, 2019
Researchers have developed a new way to tag proteins in human cells with a small sugar molecule called O-GlcNAc. The exact role played by O-GlcNAc remains a mystery but the molecule is found on proteins related to Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, motor neuron disease and intellectual disability....
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Rapamycin prevents age-related brain vascular deterioration in rats
November 6, 2019
A newly released study found that rats of advanced age, treated with the drug rapamycin, maintained superior blood flow to the brain compared to younger, untreated rats. The treated rats also exhibited improved memory.
Unique case of disease resistance reveals possible Alzheimer’s treatment
November 4, 2019
Defying the odds, an individual at high risk for early-onset Alzheimer's disease remained dementia-free for many years beyond what was anticipated. A new study led researchers to suggest that a gene variant may be the key, perhaps providing a new direction toward developing a treatment....
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High-intensity exercise improves memory in seniors
October 31, 2019
Researchers who examine the impact of exercise on the brain have found that high-intensity workouts improve memory in older adults.
Discovery may help derail Parkinson’s ‘runaway train’
October 31, 2019
Researchers have discovered a new enzyme that inhibits the LRRK2 pathway. Mutations of the LRRK2 gene are the most common cause of genetic Parkinson's disease. The enzyme they found - called PPM1H - has been shown to possess remarkable properties to reverse the biology triggered by LRRK2....
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How will your thinking and memory change with age?
October 30, 2019
How well eight-year-olds score on a test of thinking skills may be a predictor of how they will perform on tests of thinking and memory skills when they are 70 years old, according to a study. The study also found that education level and socioeconomic status were also predictors of thinking and mem...
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