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Tracking the cellular and genetic roots of neuropsychiatric disease
May 23, 2024
A new analysis has revealed detailed information about genetic variation in brain cells that could open new avenues for the targeted treatment of diseases such as schizophrenia and Alzheimer's disease.
Subtle cognitive decline precedes end to driving for older adults
May 23, 2024
Even slight cognitive changes can affect an older person's decision to stop driving, according to a new study. The findings suggest that routine cognitive testing -- in particular, the kind of screening designed to pick up the earliest, most subtle decline -- could help older adults and their physic...
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Scientists uncover new molecular drivers of Alzheimer's
May 23, 2024
At least 5.8 million Americans are currently living with Alzheimer's disease, which is the most common form of dementia. There is no cure for Alzheimer's, in part because scientists do not yet have a full understanding of what causes the disease. But a new study is shedding light on the molecular dr...
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What factors predict when older adults will stop driving?
May 23, 2024
What factors lead older adults to stop driving? A new study followed older adults who had no memory or thinking problems to examine this question.
Flicker stimulation shines in clinical trial for epilepsy
May 22, 2024
Researcher leads a new clinical trial testing her flicker technology on patients with epilepsy.
New weapon against dementia
May 22, 2024
The clumping of proteins is at the root of a wide range of neurodegenerative disorders that affect the brain such as Alzheimer's and dementia. Researchers have now developed a new tool that can help find and study these tiny protein clumps. The results pave the way for a greater understanding of the...
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Naturally occurring substance in pomegranates can improve treatment of Alzheimer's disease
May 22, 2024
A substance naturally occurring in i.a. pomegranates, strawberries and walnuts can improve memory and treatment of Alzheimer's disease, a new study concludes.
Different brain structures in females lead to more severe cognitive deficits after concussion than males
May 16, 2024
Important brain structures that are key for signaling in the brain are narrower and less dense in females, and more likely to be damaged by brain injuries, such as concussion. Long-term cognitive deficits occur when the signals between brain structures weaken due to the injury. The structural differ...
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The vicious cycle of protein clumping in Alzheimer's disease and normal aging
May 16, 2024
To date, approaches to treatments for Alzheimer's disease have not addressed the contribution of protein insolubility as a general phenomenon, instead focusing on one or two insoluble proteins. Researchers have recently completed a systematic study in worms that paints an intricate picture of the co...
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'Trojan horse' weight loss drug more effective than available therapies
May 16, 2024
A groundbreaking article describes a promising new therapy for obesity that leads to greater weight loss in mice than existing medications. The approach smuggles molecules into the brain's appetite center and affects the brain's neuroplasticity.