Cholesterol plays a role in Alzheimer’s

May 20, 2018 by

A study led by the University of Cambridge found that cholesterol caused amyloid-beta clusters to develop 20 times faster than they would have otherwise....

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Serotonin receptor may be the key to boosting memory

May 17, 2018 by

Scientists at Columbia University Irving Medical Center found that when serotonin release was increased, mice’s spatial memory improved. If a drug could be designed to enhance serotonin activity in specific receptors in the hippocampus, it may help people retail...

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New study shows learning occurs in dendrites, not synapses

May 4, 2018 by

A new study proposes that learning isn’t done in the synapses but rather in a few dendrites, the branches that feed inputs to the neuron....

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Can beets help Alzheimer’s?

May 2, 2018 by

A pigment found in beets called “betanin” may help the keep the brain from accumulating clusters of amino acids called “amyloid beta” that lead to Alzheimer’s....

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