September 23, 2014
new insights into how the tau protein spreads within and harms the brain, in
Alzheimer’s and other diseases--and tau-targeting therapies are now entering
September 15, 2014
Dementias, ALS, and Huntington’s show different outward symptoms, but researchers theorize the disease process may be similar—a buildup of proteins that normally are cleared away.
August 27, 2014
Lower vitamin D levels linked to higher dementia risk in two separate studies.
August 25, 2014
discussed the molecular mechanisms linking sleep to depression and stress at
the 9th FENS Forum of Neuroscience in Milan last month.
August 21, 2014
Approaches include stimulating the growth of nerve fibers to
improve sound perception and scanning the cortex to improve the device’s
August 18, 2014
links between impaired hearing and loss of cognitive abilities raise the
tantalizing possibility that restoring hearing could slow cognitive decline.
August 11, 2014
Researchers focusing on glutamate pathways may have found a potential biomarker for the mood disorder.
July 24, 2014
Stem Cell Transplants Show Promise for Future Parkinson’s Treatments
Parkinson's disease is a debilitating neurodegenerative disorder that targets dopaminergic cells in an area of the brain called the substantia nigra. Most patients are treated with the drug Levodop
July 21, 2014
report promising results from a small clinical trial of an SSRI drug to lower
amyloid beta levels, but years of further tests lie ahead.
July 14, 2014
much should we enhance our brains, how far should we go to treat risky pre-term
pregnancies, and when can we morally do research on people having surgery for
something else were among the topics at the William Safire Seminar on
July 7, 2014
Reducing fat levels in obese mice through exercise or surgery appears to result in better cognitive performance.
June 26, 2014
from programs like Experience Corps suggest that having a goal or purpose helps
protect against cognitive decline as we age.
June 23, 2014
many “normal” people—students, lawyers, doctors—are taking drugs that may
enhance cognitive function, there is little research into how these drugs
affect non-disordered brains. A research review suggests that using
cognitive-enhancing drugs may have unintended and quite negative consequences,
especially in youngsters.
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June 12, 2014
Scientists have reported promising rejuvenation experiments on mouse brains-but it isn't clear that such results can be translated usefully into human therapies.