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Identical signs of brain damage in sleep apnea and Alzheimer’s
September 28, 2020
New research shows damage in the brain starts in the same place and spreads in the same way in sleep apnea, as in Alzheimer's disease. The study is the first to find Alzheimer's-like amyloid plaques in the brains of people with clinically-verified obstructive sleep apnea, a condition that affects mo...
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160 genes linked to brain shrinkage in study of 45,000 adults
September 26, 2020
An analysis conducted in 45,000 adults mainly of European ancestry associated 160 genes with brain shrinkage seen on MRI.
Research challenges conventional wisdom about key autism trait
September 25, 2020
A new study into the causes of sensorimotor impairments prevalent among autistic people could pave the way for better treatment and management in the future, say psychologists.
Study provides additional support for use of new class of diabetes drugs
September 24, 2020
A new study has assessed the cardiovascular and renal outcomes for ertugliflozin, an SGLT2 inhibitor prescribed for patients with type 2 diabetes to help them control blood sugar levels.
World first study links obesity with reduced brain plasticity
September 24, 2020
A world-first study has found that severely overweight people are less likely to be able to re-wire their brains and find new neural pathways, a discovery that has significant implications for people recovering from a stroke or brain injury.
Having high cholesterol levels early in life leads to heart problems by middle age
September 22, 2020
Having elevated cholesterol during the teens or early twenties increases a person's risk of having a heart attack, stroke or other cardiovascular event during middle age.
Small increase in risk of autism seen for pre- and post-term births
September 22, 2020
A study of more than 3.5 million Nordic children suggests that the risk of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) may increase slightly for each week a child is born before or after 40 weeks of gestation.
Mosquito-borne viruses linked to stroke
September 18, 2020
A deadly combination of two mosquito-borne viruses may be a trigger for stroke, new research has found.
Stroke scans could reveal COVID-19 infection
September 17, 2020
New research has found that COVID-19 may be diagnosed on the same emergency scans intended to diagnose stroke.
FABP4: Preschool-aged biomarker discovered for autism spectrum disorder
September 10, 2020
Researchers have discovered a biomarker that can detect autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in preschool-aged children. The new study found that levels of the protein FABP4 were much lower in four- to six-year-old children with ASD than they were in other typically developing children. Experiments in mic...
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