Recent News

New study suggests cancer drug could be used to target protein connection that spurs Parkinson's disease
June 17, 2024
In studies with genetically engineered mice, researchers say they have identified a potentially new biological target involving Aplp1, a cell surface protein that drives the spread of Parkinson's disease-causing alpha-synuclein.
New metric for blood circulation in brain to better understand dementia
June 14, 2024
Researchers have developed a new metric from measured blood circulation in our brain. This metric has implications for brain conditions, including Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia.
Technologies enable 3D imaging of whole human brain hemispheres at subcellular resolution
June 13, 2024
A suite of three innovations enables high-resolution, high-throughput imaging of human brain tissue at a full range of scales and mapping connectivity of neurons at single cell resolution. To demonstrate the advance, researchers compared a brain region in an Alzheimer's and a control sample....
Read More
Neural balance in the brain is associated with brain maturity and better cognitive ability
June 13, 2024
The E/I ratio of children decreases with healthy development. Children with a lower E/I ratio were observed to have better performance than their peers in cognitive tests such as memory and intelligence, according to researchers.
Depressive symptoms in young adults linked to thinking, memory problems in midlife
June 12, 2024
People who experience prolonged depressive symptoms starting in young adulthood may have worse thinking and memory skills in middle age, according to a new study. The study also found that depressive symptoms were experienced more often by Black adults than white adults....
Read More
Mouse study identifies unique approach for preventing life-threatening complications after spinal cord injury
June 12, 2024
A new study identifies a druggable cellular target that, if controlled properly, could prevent or lessen autonomic dysfunction and improve quality of life for people with spinal cord injury.
Preparing for a world where Alzheimer's disease is treatable
June 11, 2024
Drugs with the potential to change the course of Alzheimer's disease are expected to be approved by mid-year in the UK. Healthcare services may need to change to ensure that all patients have equitable access to these new modifying anti-amyloid therapies, according to new research....
Read More
Depressive symptoms may hasten memory decline in older people
June 11, 2024
The researchers concluded that depression and memory were closely interrelated, with both seeming to affect each other.
Detecting early linguistic signs of dementia by studying the natural speech of seniors
June 11, 2024
A study led by linguists has found that early linguistic signs of dementia can be detected through the study of the natural speech of senior Singaporeans. The novel study revealed that participants with memory-related mild cognitive impairment spoke less and used fewer, but more abstract, nouns that...
Read More
Study reveals target for reversing scar tissue after heart attack
June 10, 2024
New research discovers a potential path to prevent permanent scarring and heart failure following a myocardial infarction.