Spider venom peptide could prevent stroke-induced brain damage...

Jul 18, 2017 by

A peptide called Hi1a, which is found in the venom of the Australian funnel web spider, appears to block ion channels in the brain that play a role in brain damage caused by stroke. When tested in rats, researchers found that the peptide protected the brain tissue, as well as neurological and motor function....

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LearningRx reviews study on Alzheimer’s and fatty acids...

Jul 16, 2017 by

An international research team has found that six unsaturated fatty acids (UFA) found in the middle frontal and inferior temporal gyri correlate with Alzheimer’s disease. The scientists aren’t sure if the UFAs cause Alzheimer’s or the other way around....

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LearningRx reviews study on sleep and dementia

Jul 14, 2017 by

A large-scale study from researchers at the Boston School of Medicine found that sleeping nine hours or more is linked to a greater risk of dementia. Education also plays a role, as being highly educated appeared to protect against dementia in the presence of long sleep duration....

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LearningRx reviews study on slowing Alzheimer’s progression...

Jul 12, 2017 by

Scientists may have a new way to slow the progression of Alzheimer’s: by inhibiting an interaction between two specific proteins. The process may also help slow the progression of other neurodegenerative diseases....

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Caffeine may ward off dementia by boosting protective enzyme

Jul 10, 2017 by

Indiana University researchers have discovered that caffeine and 23 other compounds boost the production of an enzyme referred to as NMNAT2, which may block processes associated with the development of dementia....

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LearningRx reviews study on dementia and blood pressure

Jul 4, 2017 by

Researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health found that people who experience sudden drops in blood pressure are 40 percent more likely to have dementia. They also had 15 percent more cognitive decline....

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LearningRx reviews study on working memory

Jul 2, 2017 by

Scientists in the UK used electricity to stimulate the brain into synchronize its waves of electrical activity. In turn, it helped harmonize different parts of the brain and improved the participants’ working memory....

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