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May 30, 2015

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May 30, 2015

Altered Pain Processing in Patients With Cognitive Impairment

May 29, 2015 — People with dementia and other forms of cognitive impairment (CI) have altered responses to pain, with many conditions associated with increased pain sensitivity, concludes a new research ... read more

May 22, 2015 — A novel mouse has been developed that exhibits the symptoms and neurodegeneration associated with the most common genetic forms of frontotemporal dementia (FTD) and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis ... read more

Dignity in Care: Improving Nutrition in People With Dementia

May 19, 2015 — Ensuring dignity in the care and wellbeing of those with dementia is a critical issue. New research has been investigating how to improve nutrition in people with dementia. New training and ... read more

Studies Examine Prevalence of Amyloid Among Adults; Link With Cognitive Impairment

May 19, 2015 — Alzheimer disease (AD) is the most common cause of dementia, with a worldwide prevalence of about 25 million in 2010, expected to be doubled by 2030 because of increased life expectancy. The earliest ... read more

'Insufficient Evidence' on Degenerative Brain Disease in Athletes

May 20, 2015 — Available research does not support the contention that athletes are uniquely at risk of chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) or other neurodegenerative disorders, according to a review. Other ... read more

Do You See 'the Self' in Your Brain or Your Heart? Decision-Making Differs

May 20, 2015 — Whether people locate their sense of self in the brain or the heart can have a major influence on people's decision-making, according to a new study by management and business ... read more

Omega-3 Fatty Acids Enhance Cognitive Flexibility in at-Risk Older Adults

May 19, 2015 — A study of older adults at risk of late-onset Alzheimer's disease found that those who consumed more omega-3 fatty acids did better than their peers on tests of cognitive flexibility -- the ... read more

New Alzheimer's Drug to Enter Clinical Trials

May 18, 2015 — A new drug that may help to prevent the early stages of Alzheimer’s disease is to enter clinical trials. The number of people with dementia is steadily increasing. The most common cause of dementia ... read more

Brain Research: What Hundreds of Biomolecules Tell Us About Our Nerve Cells

May 18, 2015 — Metabolic profiles, or the metabolomes, of different brain regions have been successfully measured by researchers. These findings could help researchers better understand neurodegenerative diseases. ... read more

May 15, 2015 — Grass plants can bind, uptake and transport infectious prions, according to researchers. Prions are the protein-based infectious agents responsible for a group of diseases called transmissible ... read more

May 14, 2015 — A mouse model has been developed that exhibits the neuropathological and behavioral features associated with the most common genetic form of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS or Lou Gehrig's ... read more

Repetitive Brain Injuries May Accelerate Aging, Dementia Risk

May 12, 2015 — Repetitive head injuries that occur during contact sports and military service may accelerate the aging process by increasing the build-up of beta-amyloid in the brain, leading to worse disease and ... read more

Medical Marijuana Pill May Not Be Effective in Treating Behavioral Symptoms of Dementia

May 13, 2015 — Medical marijuana pills may not help treat behavioral symptoms of dementia, such as aggression, pacing and wandering, a new study concludes. However, researchers did find that the drug dosage used in ... read more

May 11, 2015 — Researchers have used physical and chemical strategies to force proteins into unfolding but only now a new study reveals how exactly they work, with potential implications for a number of age-related ... read more

Memory and the Hippocampus: New Work Challenges Old Beliefs

May 13, 2015 — The size of the hippocampus, an important structure in the brain's memory circuit, is typically measured as one method to determine the integrity of the memory circuit. However, the shape of ... read more

Cause of Regression in Individuals With Down Syndrome Identified

May 12, 2015 — Down syndrome, the most common chromosomal disorder in America, can be complicated by significant deterioration in movement, speech and functioning in some adolescents and young adults. Physicians ... read more

May 7, 2015 — The molecular structure of one of the proteins in the fine fibers of the brain plaques that are a hallmark of Alzheimer's disease, researchers have found. This molecule, called amyloid beta-42, ... read more

Researchers Follow Zinc to Uncover Pathway That Fine-Tunes Brain Signaling

May 4, 2015 — A study team who used specially developed technologies to 'follow the zinc' have uncovered a previously unknown pathway the brain uses to fine-tune neural signaling. The researchers learned ... read more

'Tangles' Trigger Early-Stage Alzheimer's Abnormalities in Neocortical Networks

May 5, 2015 — A ground-breaking study has now, for the first time, characterized early-stage changes that occur inside individual, Alzheimer's-affected cells in the intact brain. Remarkably, the study ... read more

Proteomics Provides New Leads Into Nerve Regeneration

May 5, 2015 — Using proteomics techniques to study injured optic nerves, researchers have identified previously unrecognized proteins and pathways involved in nerve regeneration. Adding back one of these proteins ... read more

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