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Higher blood pressure at night than in daytime may increase Alzheimer’s disease risk
February 8, 2021
Higher blood pressure at night than in daytime may be a risk factor for Alzheimer's disease in older men.
New method to predict individual risk of cognitive decline
February 5, 2021
This work shows that direct measures of brain signatures during mental activity are more sensitive and accurate predictors of memory decline than current standard behavioral testing.
Ultrasound in the treatment of brain diseases
February 4, 2021
Ultrasound is not only used as an imaging technique but targeted pulses of ultrasound can be used as a highly accurate treatment for a range of brain diseases. A review shows that the new treatments are already on the brink of broad clinical application....
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New discovery for how the brain ‘tangles’ in Alzheimer’s Disease
February 2, 2021
Researchers have discovered a new 'seeding' process in brain cells that could be a cause of dementia and Alzheimer's disease.
Air pollution poses risk to thinking skills in later life
February 2, 2021
Exposure to air pollution in childhood is linked to a decline in thinking skills in later life, a study suggests. A greater exposure to air pollution at the very start of life was associated with a detrimental effect on people's cognitive skills up to 60 years later, the research found....
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Can large fluid-filled spaces in the brain help identify those at risk of dementia?
January 27, 2021
People with enlarged fluid-filled spaces in the brain around small blood vessels may be more likely to develop cognitive problems and dementia over time than people without these enlarged spaces, according to a new study.
Immune cells found in the brain are behind the depression experienced in inflammation
January 25, 2021
Special immune cells found in the brain, microglia, play a key role in the processes that make you feel uneasy and depressed in correlation with inflammation. This is the conclusion of a study using mice. The results suggest that microglial cells contribute to the negative mood experienced during se...
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First observation of the early link between proteins linked to Alzheimer’s disease
January 25, 2021
Researchers demonstrate, for the first time in humans, how the first deposits of tau proteins in the brainstem are associated with neurophysiological processes specific to the early stages of Alzheimer's disease development.
Abnormal hyperactivation in the brain may be an early sign of Alzheimer’s
January 21, 2021
A psychology and neuroscience professor has just targeted an early biomarker of the disease.
Deep sleep takes out the trash
January 20, 2021
By examining fruit flies' brain activity and behavior, the researchers found that deep sleep has an ancient, restorative power to clear waste from the brain. This waste potentially includes toxic proteins that may lead to neurodegenerative disease.
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