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Pavlovian response, NEURON ACTIVITY, Alzheimer's Disease, Parkinson's Disease, Tourette Syndrome, Learning

Study Identifies Brain Cells Involved in Pavlovian Response

UCLA scientists have traced the Pavlovian response to a small cluster of brain cells -- the same neurons that go awry during Huntington’s disease, Parkinson’s disease and Tourette syndrome. The research could one day help scientists find new approaches to diagnosing and treating these neurological disorders.

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Alzheimber's Disease, Genetics, Neurology, Epidemiology, genetic assessment, polygenic hazard score

Genetic Assessment Developed to Determine Risk for Age-Associated Alzheimer’s Disease

An international team of scientists, led by researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine and University of California San Francisco, has developed a novel genetic score that allows individuals to calculate their age-specific risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease (AD), based upon genetic information.

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Tea, Aging, Ageing, neurocognitive disorders, Cohort Study

NUS Study: Daily Consumption of Tea Protects the Elderly From Cognitive Decline

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A study led by Assistant Professor Feng Lei from National University of Singapore’s Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine has found that regular consumption of tea lowers the risk of cognitive decline in the elderly, and this is especially so for APOE e4 gene carriers who are genetically at risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease.

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Neurosceince, Brain Awareness Week, Brain, molecular science, Dementia, Alzheimer Disease & Associated Disorders, Research, Autism, Neurological Diseases, Human Behavior, Mental Illness, Experts

FAU’s Brain Institute Commemorates ‘Brain Awareness Week’

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From human behavior such as mother/infant bonding, addiction and communication disorders to devastating brain diseases like Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s disease, neuroscientists and other researchers from FAU’s Brain Institute are at the forefront of innovative research that will generate knowledge to benefit society.

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Dementia, Orthostatic Hypotension, Dizziness

Rapid Blood Pressure Drops in Middle Age Linked to Dementia in Old Age

Middle-aged people who experience temporary blood pressure drops that often cause dizziness upon standing up may be at an increased risk of developing cognitive decline and dementia 20 years later, new Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health research suggests.

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Cell Biology, Molecular Biology, phase separation, Hydrogels, Alzheimer's Disease, Parkinson's Disease

Molecules Form Gels to Help Cells Sense and Respond to Stress

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A specific protein inside cells senses threatening changes in its environment, such as heat or starvation, and triggers an adaptive response to help the cell continue to function and grow under stressful conditions, according to a new study by scientists from the University of Chicago.

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TBI, traumatic brain injuries, Alzheimer, Alzheimers disease, Brain, Inflammation, Neurology, Neurodegenative Disease, mTBI

Researchers Identify How Inflammation Spreads Through the Brain After Injury

Researchers have identified a new mechanism by which inflammation can spread throughout the brain after injury. This mechanism may explain the widespread and long-lasting inflammation that occurs after traumatic brain injury, and may play a role in other neurodegenerative diseases.

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ALS, Huntington's Disease, Brain Plaques, Caffeine, nmnat2, Dementia, Neurological Disorders, Drug Discovery, Tau Protein, proteinopathies, Tauopathy

Caffeine Boosts Enzyme That Could Protect Against Dementia

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A study by Indiana University researchers has identified 24 compounds -- including caffeine -- with the potential to boost an enzyme in the brain shown to protect against dementia. The research appeared March 7 in the journal Scientific Reports.

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Nyu Langone, Bernardo Rudy, Brain, Cortex, interneuron, whisking, schrizophrenia, Alzheimer, Autism

Study Finds New Mechanism to Control Information Flow in the Brain

Specialized nerve cells, known as somatostatin-expressing (Sst) interneurons, in the outer part of the mammalian brain (or cerebral cortex) — play a key role in controlling how information flows in the brain when it is awake and alert. This is the finding of a study published online in Science March 2 by a team of neuroscientists at NYU Langone Medical Center and its Neuroscience Institute.

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Mayo Clinic Publishes Genetic Screen for Alzheimer’s in African-Americans

A Mayo Clinic research team has found a new gene mutation that may be a risk factor for late-onset Alzheimer’s disease in African-Americans.







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