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May 24, 2016

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May 24, 2016

Assistive Tech to Tackle Dementia Isolation

May 19, 2016 — Moblie and wearable technology used to support independent living for people with dementia could hold the key to cutting social ... read more

New Challenge for Caregivers: The Internet

May 11, 2016 — What should caregivers do when their loved one is checking in on social media at the bank, essentially announcing their whereabouts? What if they are posting too often or don’t remember making ... read more

Study Contradicts Belief That Cancer Protects Against Alzheimer's

May 5, 2016 — Despite studies that claim people with cancer are less likely to develop Alzheimer’s disease--raising the possibility that what triggers cancer also prevents the neurodegenerative disorder--a new ... read more

Newborn Screening Test Developed for Rare, Deadly Neurological Disorder

May 4, 2016 — Soon after birth, a baby's blood is sampled and tested for a number of rare inherited conditions, such as cystic fibrosis and sickle cell anemia. A new study describes a novel newborn screening ... read more

May 3, 2016 — When given to old rats, the drug, which is known to affect signaling by the neurotransmitter glutamate, reversed many age-related changes that occur in a brain region key to learning and memory. The ... read more

Group Activities Reduced Depressive Symptoms Among Older People With Dementia

May 3, 2016 — Both a high-intensity functional exercise programme and a non-exercise group activity, conducted among older care facility residents with dementia, reduced high levels of depressive symptoms. ... read more

Social Clubs Fill Gap in Dementia Support

May 3, 2016 — Community-based social groups could play a crucial role in empowering people with early-onset dementia, according to new research. The research focused on an independently run program known as ... read more

May 2, 2016 — A new study is first to closely follow development of new neurons in the adult brain, giving potential new insight into neurodevelopmental disorders such as autism and ... read more

Neuroscientists Discover Previously Unknown Function of Cannabinoid Receptor

May 2, 2016 — In the brain, there is a delicate interplay of signaling substances and cellular activity. Scientists have now identified another key player within this ensemble. In a laboratory study they found ... read more

Depression Symptoms That Steadily Increase in Later Life Predict Higher Dementia Risk, Study Shows

Apr. 29, 2016 — Depression symptoms that steadily increase in older adults are more strongly linked to dementia than any other types of depression, and may indicate the early stages of the disease, according to the ... read more

Apr. 26, 2016 — A drug that slows protein production may help neurons affected by a genetic disease, report scientists. Rapamycin has been shown to extend lifespan and reduce symptoms in a broad range of diseases ... read more

Abnormally Low Blood Flow Indicates Damage to NFL Players' Brains

Apr. 26, 2016 — The discovery of brain pathology through autopsy in former National Football League (NFL) players called chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) has raised substantial concern among players, medical ... read more

Regenerating Brain Tissue Brings Hope for a New Treatment Against Alzheimer's and Parkinson’s

Apr. 25, 2016 — Researchers developed a nanogel that enables the growth of new neurons. Working with animal models, researchers were able to cross the electroencephalic barrier, introduce a nanogel and achieve the ... read more

New Advance Announced in Fight Against Parkinson's, Alzheimer's

Apr. 25, 2016 — A lab-based study seems to have discovered a way of 'reversing' symptoms for Parkinson's and Alzheimer's diseases. The researchers have demonstrated that genetic and ... read more

Unique Mouse Model for Studying ALS Developed

Apr. 21, 2016 — A unique mouse model has been developed that will allow researchers around the world to better study the genetic origins and potential treatments for a neurodegenerative brain disease that causes ... read more

Apr. 21, 2016 — Electrical stimulation of the brain's cells while solving challenging tasks can lead to mental overload. The researchers divided the task they gave to study participants into three levels -- ... read more

Early Abnormalities of Alzheimer's Disease: It Takes 2 (Proteins) to Tango

Apr. 20, 2016 — For years, neuroscientists have puzzled over how two abnormal proteins, called amyloid and tau, accumulate in the brain and damage it to cause Alzheimer's disease. Which one is the driving force ... read more

Health Problems May Predict Traumatic Brain Injuries in Older Adults

Apr. 19, 2016 — Researchers set out to learn about the risk factors for traumatic brain injuries in older adults so that healthcare professionals can develop strategies to prevent these types of injuries whenever ... read more

Apr. 19, 2016 — In one of the largest genomic studies to date, a group of more than 190 scientists have identified genes that are tied to depression, neuroticism and subjective wellbeing. Some of these genes also ... read more

Investigating Plasma Levels as Biomarker for Alzheimer's Disease

Apr. 18, 2016 — The first detailed study of relationship between plasma levels of two amyloid beta peptides, cognitive function and the measures studying the size of brain, which shrinks with Alzheimer's ... read more

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