alzheimers-dementia

Fructose made in the brain could be a mechanism driving Alzheimer’s disease, researchers propose
September 23, 2020
New research proposes that Alzheimer's disease may be driven by the overactivation of fructose made in the brain. The study outlined the hypothesis that Alzheimer's is a modern disease driven by changes in dietary lifestyle that has resulted in excessive fructose metabolism in the brain....
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Sport and memory go hand in hand
September 23, 2020
If sport is good for the body, it also seems to be good for the brain. By evaluating memory performance following a sport session, neuroscientists demonstrate that an intensive physical exercise session improves memory. How? Through the action of endocanabinoids, molecules known to increase synaptic...
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Biomarker indicating neurodegeneration identified in the eye
September 21, 2020
A new study indicates a well-known biomarker that serves as a marker for earlier diagnosis of neurodegenerative diseases is now detectable in the eye. Neurofilament light chain, a protein previously detected in cerebrospinal fluid and blood that is being explored as a biomarker to detect neurodegene...
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Scientists advance understanding of blood-brain barrier health
September 21, 2020
In a study with potential impacts on a variety of neurological diseases, researchers have provided the first experimental evidence from a living organism to show that an abundant, star-shaped brain cell known as an astrocyte is essential for blood-brain barrier health....
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New smart drug delivery system may help treatment for neurological disorders
September 17, 2020
A research team has created a smart drug delivery system that reduces inflammation in damaged nervous tissues and may help treat spinal cord injuries and other neurological disorders. The system, which uses extremely thin biomaterials implanted in the body, also protects nerve fibers (axons) that co...
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Older people with early, asymptomatic Alzheimer’s at risk of falls
September 15, 2020
Older people without cognitive problems who experience a fall may have undetected neurodegeneration in their brains that puts them at high risk of developing Alzheimer's dementia, according to a new study.
Risk gene for Alzheimer’s has early effects on the brain
September 15, 2020
A genetic predisposition to late-onset Alzheimer's disease affects how the brains of young adults cope with certain memory tasks. Researchers find are based on studies with magnetic resonance imaging in individuals at the age of about 20 years. The scientists suspect that the observed effects could ...
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Concussion discovery reveals dire, unknown effect of even mild brain injuries
September 10, 2020
Even mild concussions cause severe and long-lasting impairments in the brain's ability to clean itself, and this may seed it for Alzheimer's, dementia and other neurodegenerative problems.
Vitamin B1 deficiency a key factor in the development of alcohol-related dementia
September 9, 2020
A research group has now developed a hypothesis whereby iron deposits in the brain -- resulting from alcohol-induced vitamin B1 deficiency -- can be regarded as key factors in cognitive decline.
Lumpy proteins stiffen blood vessels of the brain
September 9, 2020
Deposits of a protein called 'Medin', which manifest in virtually all older adults, reduce the elasticity of blood vessels during aging and hence may be a risk factor for vascular dementia.
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