Feature Channels:

Alzheimer's and Dementia

Add to Favorites | Subscribe | Share

Filters:

  • (Press "esc" to clear)

Medicine

Channels:

Alzheimer's Disease, Stroke, Lewy Bodies, Lewy Body Dementia, Dementia, Amyloid Plaques, neurofibrillary tangles, brain pathology, Rush University Medical Center

Genes Associated with Resilience Against Brain Pathology Identified

RushAlzheimersDiseaseCenterBiospecimens_1.jpg

Researchers have discovered two genes, known as UNC5C and ENC1, that are associated with aging individuals having better memory and brain function than would be expected, given the amount of pathologies that accumulated in their brains.

Medicine

Channels:

Paul Worley, Alzheimer's, NPTX2, Protein, Gene

Low Levels Of "Memory Protein" Linked to Cognitive Decline in Alzheimer's Disease

Alzheimers_CognitiveDecline_Brain_iStock-544128496.jpg

This discovery, described online in the April 25 edition of eLife, will lead to important research and may one day help experts develop new and better therapies for Alzheimer's and other forms of cognitive decline.

Medicine

Science

Channels:

Neurobiology and Behavior, Brain Aging And Dementia, Microglia

Skin Stem Cells Used to Generate New Brain Cells

Using human skin cells, University of California, Irvine neurobiologists and their colleagues have created a method to generate one of the principle cell types of the brain called microglia, which play a key role in preserving the function of neural networks and responding to injury and disease.

Medicine

Channels:

Aging, Memory, Alzheimer's Disease, Chocolate, Cinnamon, Blood Sugar Levels, Type 2 Diabetes, Obesity, Food Prices, Developing Countries, School Lunch, Food Waste

4 Exciting Advances in Food and Nutrition Research

New discoveries tied to how food affects our body and why we make certain food choices could help inform nutrition plans and policies that encourage healthy food choices. The Experimental Biology 2017 meeting will showcase groundbreaking research in food policy, nutrition and the biochemistry of food.

Science

Life

Arts and Humanities

Channels:

Alzheimer Disease & Associated Disorders, Arts & Humanities, Bioscience, Arts & Sciences, Herberger Institute, Biodesign Institute, Arizona State University, ASU

Art explores Alzheimer’s in dance and orchestra

ASU production breaks new ground for science communication

Medicine

Channels:

tau, Tauopathy, Neurodegenerative Diseases

Antibody Helps Detect Protein Implicated in Alzheimer’s, Other Diseases

Tangles of the protein tau dot the brains of people with diseases like Alzheimer’s. Now, researchers have found a way to measure tau in the blood that accurately reflects tau in the brain. The study, in mice and a small group of people, could be the first step towards a non-invasive test for tau.

Medicine

Channels:

ALS, Dementia, Plaque, Neurodegenative Disease

SLU Researcher Hones in on Plaque-Causing Protein in ALS and Dementia

Yunaandteam.jpg

Saint Louis University scientist Yuna Ayala, Ph.D., and her research team have made advances in understanding how damaging plaques build up in neurodegenerative illnesses like ALS and dementia.

Science

Channels:

FSU, Florida State University, brain games, brain-game industry, Brain Function, Brain Health, Walter Boot, Neil Charness, Dustin Souders

Think Brain Games Make You Smarter? Think Again, FSU Researchers Say

Neil-Charness.jpg

A new study published in Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience finds the so-called brain games of the growing billion-dollar brain-training industry do little to improve or protect cognitive performance.

Science

Channels:

arts, Music, Dementia

Music as Medicine: Using Music to Help Dementia and Alzheimer's Patients

71324_max.jpg

Music and voice major Jessica Voutsinas ’18 was singing the classic song “Over the Rainbow” to a resident at Longview — an adult residential facility near the Ithaca College campus — when the woman unexpectedly lit up and began telling stories about her life and children in a breakthrough of memory recall.

Science

Channels:

Dell Medical School, The University Of Texas At Austin, Neurobiology, Neuroscience, Seton Brain and Spine Institute, New York University Medical Center, Human Brain Stimulation and Electrophysiology Lab , Seton Healthcare Family, Alzheimer’s, Zoltan Nadasdy, Psychology, Memory, spatial navigation, Robert Buchanan

Human Cognitive Map Scales According to Surroundings

image.png

A new study published this week in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences refines our understanding of a human skill — the ability to instantaneously assess a new environment and get oriented thanks to visual cues.







Chat now!