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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

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

Apr. 18, 2016 — Older adults might want to avoid a using class of drugs commonly used in over-the-counter products such as nighttime cold medicines due to their links to cognitive impairment, a research team has ... read more

Apr. 14, 2016 — While research has identified hundreds of genes required for normal memory formation, genes that suppress memory are of special interest because they offer insights into how the brain prioritizes and ... read more

Animal Model for Pediatric Brain Tumor Created

Apr. 13, 2016 — Research scientists have developed a model to explore therapies for a pediatric brain tumor known as choroid plexus ... read more

Apr. 13, 2016 — New research has discovered that one protein, called PITRM1, which is found in mitochondria, otherwise known as the powerhouses of the cell, may be involved in the development of Alzheimer's ... read more

Apr. 13, 2016 — Researchers describe slow-binding inhibition of cholinesterases and present their pharmacological advantages over classical reversible inhibitors (e.g. long target-residence times, resulting in ... read more

Newly Discovered Proteins May Protect Against Aging's Illnesses

Apr. 12, 2016 — Tested in both mice and human cells and produced in the energy-producing mitochondria of cells, the proteins may lead to greater understanding of aging-related diseases from diabetes to ... read more

Apr. 12, 2016 — Accurate diagnosis of Parkinson's disease, and the related disease "dementia with Lewy bodies," can be difficult in the early stages of both conditions. While brain biopsies can be ... read more

Apr. 11, 2016 — Abnormalities in a protein that helps transport and sort materials inside cells are linked to axonal dysfunction and degeneration of neurons in Alzheimer's disease and Down syndrome, report ... read more

Apr. 11, 2016 — Glial cells nourish, protect, and support neurons, but their role is far from passive. A new study shows how they can change the shape of nerve endings and distinguish between the different types of ... read more

Apr. 11, 2016 — Chemists have designed a set of molecules that promote microscopic, anatomical changes in neurons associated with the formation and retention of memories. These drug candidates also prevent ... read more

Brain Insulin Resistance Identified as Possible New Link Between Alzheimer's Disease, Diabetes

Apr. 7, 2016 — Alzheimer’s disease (AD) impairs insulin signaling in the portion of the brain responsible for regulating metabolism, making a person with AD more likely to develop diabetes, new research ... read more

New Gene Responsible for Stroke Discovered

Apr. 7, 2016 — Researchers have identified a new set of genes that may be responsible for the two most common and disabling neurological conditions, stroke and dementia. The study may help researchers better ... read more

Drop in Body Temperature Linked to Aging Aggravates Manifestations of Alzheimer's Disease

Apr. 7, 2016 — The drop in body temperature associated with aging could aggravate the main manifestations of Alzheimer's, suggests a study. Although the phenomenon was demonstrated using transgenic mice, ... read more

Fragile X Research

Apr. 1, 2016 — Researchers have new findings on fragile X, an autism-linked genetic disorder. Fragile X Syndrome (FXS) is an inherited cause of intellectual disability, especially among boys. It results in a ... read more

Scientists Discover a Missing Link Between Tau and Memory Loss

Mar. 31, 2016 — Scientists have long known that the protein tau is involved in dementia, but until recently, they did not understand how it hindered cognitive function. In a new study, researchers reveal how tau ... read more

Brain Study Reveals How Long-Term Memories Are Erased

Mar. 31, 2016 — Vital clues about how the brain erases long term memories have now been ... read more

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