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Unlocking the mystery of tau for treatment of neurodegenerative diseases
September 9, 2020
A team of researchers has uncovered crucial molecular details regarding the activity of the 'tau' protein, promising to revolutionize the therapy of tau-induced neurodegenerative diseases.
Cell in zebrafish critical to brain assembly, function
September 8, 2020
New research documents the presence of astrocytes in zebrafish, a milestone that will open new avenues of research into a star-shaped type of glial cell in the brain that is critical for nearly every aspect of brain assembly and function.
Older women with type 2 diabetes have different patterns of blood use in their brains
September 8, 2020
A researcher is reporting that the brains of older women with Type 2 diabetes do not use as much oxygenated blood as those who don't have the disease. The research is the first to point to changes in blood use in the brain as the primary reason for diabetes-related deficits in motor function....
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Brain’s immune cells promising cellular target for therapeutics
September 8, 2020
Inspired by the need for new and better therapies for neurodegenerative diseases, researchers are exploring the link between uncontrolled inflammation within the brain and the brain's immune cells, known as microglia, which are emerging as a promising cellular target because of the prominent role th...
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Quality over quantity in recovering language after stroke
September 6, 2020
New research has found that intensive therapy is not necessarily best when it comes to treating the loss of language and communication in early recovery after a stroke.
Common class of drugs linked to increased risk of Alzheimer’s disease
September 4, 2020
Researchers report that a class of drugs used for a broad array of conditions, from allergies and colds to hypertension and urinary incontinence, may be associated with an increased risk of cognitive decline, particularly in older adults at greater risk for Alzheimer's disease....
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Uncovering the genetics behind heart attacks that surprise young, healthy women
September 4, 2020
New genetic research finds spontaneous coronary artery dissection, or SCAD, heart attacks may be more similar to different diseases than to other heart attacks.
Red hot meat: The wrong recipe for heart disease
September 4, 2020
From MasterChef to MKR, the world's best chefs have taught us how to barbeque, grill and panfry a steak to perfection. But while the experts may be seeking that extra flavor, new research suggests high-heat caramelization could be bad for our health.
How we sleep today may forecast when Alzheimer’s disease begins
September 3, 2020
Neuroscientists have found a way to estimate, with some degree of accuracy, a time frame for when Alzheimer's is most likely to strike in a person's lifetime, based on their baseline sleep patterns. Their findings suggest one defense against this virulent form of dementia -- for which no treatment c...
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Depression worsens over time for older caregivers of newly diagnosed dementia patients
September 2, 2020
Caring for a partner or spouse with a new diagnosis of Alzheimer's or related dementia is associated with a 30 percent increase in depressive symptoms, compared to older adults who don't have a spouse with dementia -- and these symptoms are sustained over time, a new study found....
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