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Research finds causal evidence tying cerebral small-vessel disease to Alzheimer's, dementia
June 21, 2024
While previous studies suggested an association of the most common cerebral small-vessel disease with dementia risk, new research provides evidence of causal link, identifying it as a major vascular factor.
Activating molecular target reverses multiple hallmarks of aging
June 21, 2024
Researchers have demonstrated that therapeutically restoring 'youthful' levels of a specific subunit of the telomerase enzyme can significantly reduce the signs and symptoms of aging in preclinical models. If these findings are confirmed in clinical studies, there may be therapeutic implications for...
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Removal of ovaries before menopause associated with reduced white matter in brain
June 20, 2024
Women who have their ovaries removed before menopause, particularly before the age of 40, have reduced white matter integrity in multiple regions of the brain later in life, a new study suggests. White matter refers to the nerve fibers that connect neurons in different areas of the brain....
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Drugs for enlarged prostate may also protect against dementia with Lewy bodies
June 19, 2024
Certain drugs commonly used to treat enlarged prostate may also decrease the risk for dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB), according to a new study. The researchers think that a specific side effect of the drugs targets a biological flaw shared by DLB and other neurodegenerative diseases, raising the po...
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Study finds one copy of protective genetic variant helps stave off early-onset Alzheimer's disease
June 19, 2024
New research finds one copy of a protective genetic variant, APOE3 Christchurch, delayed onset of Alzheimer's disease for 27 members of a ~6,000-person family in Colombia at high risk for early-onset Alzheimer's in their 40s due to carrying the 'Paisa' (Presenilin-1 E280A) mutation. This work builds...
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Family psychiatric history: Effects on siblings of children with autism
June 19, 2024
Children who have an older sibling with autism spectrum disorder (autism) are at greater risk of developmental vulnerabilities if they also have other relatives with neurodevelopmental or psychiatric conditions, according to a new study.
Sound stimulation with precise timings can help understand brain wave functions
June 19, 2024
Using sound to stimulate certain brain waves has the potential to help those with dementia or cognitive decline sleep better, reveals a new study. Sleep disturbances are a common feature in dementia and may affect up to half of people living with the condition....
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'Time cells' in the brain are critical for complex learning, study shows
June 19, 2024
They're more than a simple clock, and understanding these cells' activity could ultimately aid in early detection of neurodegenerative diseases.
Over-the-counter supplement improves walking for peripheral artery disease patients
June 18, 2024
The over-the-counter supplement nicotinamide riboside, a form of vitamin B3, increased the walking endurance of patients with peripheral artery disease, a chronic leg condition for which there are few effective treatments.
Maternal inheritance of Alzheimer's disease tied to increased risk of developing disease
June 17, 2024
Researchers analyzed 4,400 cognitively unimpaired adults with amyloid imaging, finding increased amyloid in those who reported that their mothers had symptoms of Alzheimer's disease (AD). Increased amyloid, a biomarker of AD, was also found in those with a history of the disease on both sides of the...
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