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July 1, 2015

Two Cultures, Same Risk for Cognitive Impairment

June 22, 2015 — Diabetes is a known risk factor for cognitive decline and dementia, age-related conditions that affect memory and thinking skills. However, little is known about how the diabetes-cognitive decline ... read more

June 19, 2015 — The thickness of the brain's cerebral cortex could be a key to unlocking answers about intellectual development in youth with Down syndrome. It could also provide new insights to why individuals ... read more

Drug Improves Cognition in Alzheimer's Disease-Mouse Model in Spite of Diet

June 19, 2015 — Long-term administration of a drug that mimics the hunger-signaling hormone ghrelin protected Alzheimer’s disease-model mice from memory deterioration, despite a high-glycemic-index diet, ... read more

New Tool Identifies Novel Compound Targeting Causes of Type 2 Diabetes

June 17, 2015 — A new drug screening technology has identified a new potential anti-diabetes compound -- and a powerful way to quickly test whether other molecules can have a positive effect on a critical molecular ... read more

Longevity Hormone Is Lower in Stressed, Depressed Women

June 16, 2015 — Women under chronic stress have significantly lower levels of klotho, a hormone that regulates aging and enhances cognition, researchers have found in a study comparing mothers of children on the ... read more

Genetically Predicted Higher Blood Pressure Linked to Antihypertensive Use and Lower Alzheimer's Risk

June 16, 2015 — Genetic variants that predict higher systolic blood pressure are associated with a higher probability of taking antihypertensive medication and with decreased risk of Alzheimer's disease (AD), ... read more

Novel Population Health Management Program Yields Major Health Improvement

June 16, 2015 — The Aging Brain Care Medical Home, a novel population health management program implemented in the homes of older adults achieves significant health improvement for individuals with depression and ... read more

Chemists Find Efficient, Scalable Way to Synthesize Potential Brain-Protecting Compound

June 15, 2015 — Chemists have invented the first practical, scalable method for synthesizing jiadifenolide, a plant-derived molecule that may have powerful brain-protecting ... read more

Unraveling the Link Between Brain, Lymphatic System

June 15, 2015 — A surprising finding that challenges current anatomy and histology textbook knowledge has been released by researchers: Lymphatic vessels are found in the central nervous system where they were not ... read more

Neuroscientist Leads Efforts to Detect, Treat Alzheimer's Disease and Other Forms of Dementia

June 15, 2015 — Every 67 seconds someone is the United States develops Alzheimer’s disease or some form of dementia. Now, a prominent American neuroscientist is at the helm of cutting-edge research, screening ... read more

June 12, 2015 — New, ultra-high-field magnetic resonance images (MRI) of the brain provide the most detailed images to date to show that while the brain shrinks with age, brain cell density remains ... read more

Clear, Strong Stimulation May Help Prevent Apathy for Persons With Dementia

June 11, 2015 — Nursing home residents with dementia are less likely to be apathetic if they live in an appropriately stimulating environment, according to nursing researchers. Apathy is one of the most common ... read more

Scientists Find Genetic Basis of Brain Networks Seen in Imaging Studies

June 11, 2015 — Synchronized physiological interactions between remote brain regions have genetic underpinnings, a new study has found. The identification of functional-connectivity-associated genes sets the stage ... read more

Molecular Modeling of Novel Potent Agents for Treating Alzheimer's Disease

June 11, 2015 — Researchers proposed novel agents for inhibiting the production of amyloid-beta (A?) peptides, which are involved in the pathogenesis of Alzheimer's disease. Using state-of-the-art molecular ... read more

Keeping Mind, Body Active May Not Protect Against Underlying Signs of Alzheimer's

June 10, 2015 — While participating in physical activities such as bike riding, dancing, walking and gardening and mentally stimulating activities such as crosswords and reading may reduce the risk of ... read more

Specialized Proteins May Be Detected in Blood of People With Alzheimer's Disease

June 10, 2015 — Specialized brain proteins that are involved in the removal of damaged nerve cell materials may be detected in the blood of people who were diagnosed with mild cognitive impairment or dementia due to ... read more

New Treatment Hope for Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis

June 10, 2015 — A previously unknown link between the immune system and the death of motor neurons in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig's disease, has been discovered by ... read more

'Alzheimer's Protein' Plays Role in Maintaining Eye Health, Muscle Strength

June 9, 2015 — Amyloid precursor protein (APP), a key protein implicated in the development Alzheimer's disease, may play an important role in eye and muscle health. In a new report, scientists say they have ... read more

Cloud-Based Neuroimaging Analysis Could Aid Alzheimer's Diagnosis

June 8, 2015 — Alzheimer's disease remains a chronic, incurable neurodegenerative disease and a worldwide health concern. Equally as important as developing comprehensive diagnostic tests is finding a means of ... read more

June 8, 2015 — Brain researchers have been working for years on targeting a cellular process involved in neurodegeneration and cognitive dysfunction. A specialized molecular imaging agent does the job by binding to ... read more

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