Aspirin Doesn’t Slow Cognitive Decline

Apr 27, 2020 by

Although past research has indicated that aspirin might benefit cardiovascular health, new research seems to indicate that aspirin doesn’t help prevent dementia or slow cognitive decline. The hope was that, since brain and heart health are connected, aspirin might...

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Babies’ Attention Boosted by Bilingual Home

Apr 25, 2020 by

A new study from Anglia Ruskin University in the UK has found that infants from bilingual homes pay attention to new information faster than other children. The research was published in the journal Royal Society Open Science....

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Measuring Iron in the Brain Detects Dementia Progression

Apr 23, 2020 by

UK researchers have discovered that they can detect the progression of dementia in those with Parkinson’s by measuring iron deposits in the brain. The results were published in the Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery & Psychiatry....

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Decreasing Brain Inflammation Helps Memory Loss

Apr 21, 2020 by

A new study on mice has found that a molecule involved in our brains’ mechanism for resolving inflammation might help ward off memory loss in Alzheimer’s disease. The study’s results were published in the journal GLIA....

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Sleep Apnea Tied to Alzheimer’s-like Changes

Apr 17, 2020 by

In a new French study, researchers discovered amyloid plaques—a characteristic of Alzheimer’s disease—in the brains of people who have sleep apnea. The results of the research were published in the journal JAMA Neurology....

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Using feet may reshape the brain

Mar 24, 2020 by

For people without arms or those recovering from a stroke, using your feet may help reshape your brain. In fact, certain areas of the brain lit up on fMRIs when the toes of “foot artists” were stimulated, indicated that...

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More than 100 genes tied to autism

Mar 19, 2020 by

A landmark study from Mount Sinai has identified more than 100 genes associated with autism. Other developmental delays were tied to 49 of the 102 genes. The research was published in the journal Cell....

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