Newly discovered mutations linked to early onset dementia

Jan 7, 2021 by

Researchers at Trinity College Dublin have discovered mutations associated with early onset dementia. They found that adult-onset ALSP (Leukoencephalopathy with axonal Spheroids and Pigmented glia), an ultra-rare condition, manifests initially with psychiatric and behavioral changes, followed by a rapid...

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Astrocytes eat connections to maintain adult brain plasticity...

Dec 31, 2020 by

A team of researchers from Korea have discovered the mechanism underlying plasticity in adult brains. The discovery, which was published in the journal Nature, may help scientists better understand neurological disorders....

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12 Foods to Boost Brain Function

Dec 28, 2020 by

Our brains use around 20% of our body’s calories but require specific nutrients to stay healthy. These include things like omega-3 fatty acids, which build and repair brain cells, as well as antioxidants, which reduce inflammation and cellular stress....

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Framework to study brain connectivity in living organisms

Dec 22, 2020 by

A paper published in Nature Scientific Reports indicates lays out a large medical analytics framework that can be used in neuroscience and neurology to study brain connectivity in living organisms....

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Anxiety associated with faster Alzheimer’s onset

Dec 15, 2020 by

Research presented at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North American have found that anxiety is associated with an increased rate of progression from mild cognitive impairment to Alzheimer’s disease....

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Mid-life high blood pressure linked to increased brain damage later...

Dec 3, 2020 by

A new study published in European Heart Journal found a strong association between diastolic blood pressure (the blood pressure between heart beats) before age 50 and brain damage in later life (elderly). This is true even if the diastolic...

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Community noise may affect dementia risk

Nov 5, 2020 by

A new study published in the journal Alzheimer’s & Dementia supports emerging evidence suggesting that noise may influence individuals’ risk of developing dementia later in life....

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