Executive Function

Could targeting variants of this gene help fight Alzheimer's disease?
August 21, 2019
Scientists have identified gene variants that appear able to alter the risk of Alzheimer's disease by changing levels of a protein that is present in cerebrospinal fluid.
In a recent paper, the international team describes how variants in ...
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Is it autism? The line is getting increasingly blurry
August 21, 2019
Around the world, the number of people diagnosed with autism is rising. In the United States, the prevalence of the disorder has grown from 0.05% in 1966 to more than 2% today. In Quebec, the reported prevalence is close to 2% and according to a paper issued by the province's public health depart...
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Is pollution linked to psychiatric disorders?
August 20, 2019
Researchers are increasingly studying the effects of environmental insults on psychiatric and neurological conditions, motivated by emerging evidence from environmental events like the record-breaking smog that choked New Delhi two years ago. The results of a new study publishing August 20 in the...
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Brain takes a beating as arteries age
August 20, 2019
Researchers in Umeå, Sweden, have presented a model that explains why memory deteriorates as the body ages. With age, the brain receives an increased load from the heart's beating as the body's large arteries stiffen over the years, causing damage to the smallest blood vessels in the brain....
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Alzheimer's drug reverses brain damage from adolescent alcohol exposure in rats
August 20, 2019
A drug used to slow cognitive decline in adults with Alzheimer's disease appears to reverse brain inflammation and neuron damage in rats exposed to alcohol during adolescence.
In a study described in the journal , Duke Health researchers sought to understand how intermittent binge dri...
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A map of the brain can tell what you're reading about
August 19, 2019
Too busy or lazy to read Melville's Moby Dick or Tolstoy's Anna Karenina? That's OK. Whether you read the classics, or listen to them instead, the same cognitive and emotional parts of the brain are likely to be stimulated. And now, there's a map to prove it.
Neuroscientists at the Un...
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Dementia risk: The role of 'blood pressure patterns'
August 19, 2019
Researchers are growing increasingly interested in the relationship between blood pressure and dementia. The most recent study investigates how patterns of change in blood pressure over the decades might influence risk.
As the United States...
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Alzheimer's in women: Could midlife stress play a role?
August 19, 2019
For reasons as yet unknown, Alzheimer's disease is more likely to affect women. However, new research sheds light on the potential impact of stress on their cognitive functioning.
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Vayarin (phosphatidylserine-omega-3, Liprinen)
August 19, 2019





What is Vayarin? What is Vayarin used for?

Vayarin is approved for managing lipid imbalance associated with ADHD in children.
Vayarin is an orally ad...
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Alzheimer's: Death of key brain cells causes daytime sleepiness
August 18, 2019
Extreme daytime sleepiness is often a top symptom of Alzheimer's disease but what, exactly, causes it? New research finally brings us an answer.
Many people with ...
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