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Are bigger brains better?

Michigan State University

When it comes to certain parts of the brain, bigger doesn’t necessarily equate to better memory. According to a new study led by Michigan State University, a larger hippocampus, a curved, seahorse-shaped structure embedded deep in the brain, does not always reliably predict learning and memory abilities in older adults.

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16-Jan-2020 2:05 PM EST
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Special delivery: McMaster physicists design ‘super-human’ red blood cells to deliver drugs to specific targets within the body

McMaster University

A team of physicists from McMaster University has developed a process to modify red blood cells so they can be used to distribute drugs throughout the body, which could specifically target infections or treat catastrophic diseases such as cancer or Alzheimer’s.

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16-Jan-2020 8:05 AM EST
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Newswise: Pathogenic Alzheimer’s disease cascade is activated by faulty norepinephrine signaling
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Pathogenic Alzheimer’s disease cascade is activated by faulty norepinephrine signaling

University of Alabama at Birmingham

Preclinical research has revealed a key missing piece of the Alzheimer’s disease puzzle. That allowed proof-of-concept experiments — using an existing drug — that dramatically reduced Alzheimer’s pathology and symptoms in mouse models, potentially offering an immediate treatment for this disease.

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15-Jan-2020 10:50 AM EST
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Estudio de Mayo Clinic descubre interruptor molecular para reparar trastornos del sistema nervioso central

Mayo Clinic

Un interruptor molecular es capaz de encender, en animales, una sustancia que repara el daño neurológico de trastornos como la esclerosis múltiple, descubrió un estudio de Mayo Clinic.

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14-Jan-2020 11:15 AM EST
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Newswise: Scientists identify protein associated with ovarian cancer that exacerbates neurodegeneration in Alzheimer’s

Scientists identify protein associated with ovarian cancer that exacerbates neurodegeneration in Alzheimer’s

Houston Methodist

Houston Methodist scientists identified a protein found in ovarian cancer that may contribute to declining brain function and Alzheimer’s disease, by combining computational methods and lab research.

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13-Jan-2020 5:40 AM EST
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Newswise: Antibiotics could be promising treatment for form of dementia

Antibiotics could be promising treatment for form of dementia

University of Kentucky

Researchers at the University of Kentucky’s College of Medicine have found that a class of antibiotics called aminoglycosides could be a promising treatment for frontotemporal dementia.

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10-Jan-2020 8:35 AM EST
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Newswise: Study to examine biomarkers, economic factors that may increase risk for cognitive decline

Study to examine biomarkers, economic factors that may increase risk for cognitive decline

Iowa State University

An image of your retina may help determine your risk for Alzheimer’s disease even before other symptoms are detectable. Iowa State researchers will use the retinal images, cognitive measurements and economic data to determine if this information can identify risk for Alzheimer’s disease.

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9-Jan-2020 10:30 AM EST
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Sleep Deprived? Study Finds Losing a Night of Sleep May Increase Alzheimer’s Biomarker

American Academy of Neurology (AAN)

A preliminary study has found that when young, healthy men were deprived of just one night of sleep, they had higher levels of tau, a biomarker for Alzheimer’s disease, in their blood than when they had a full, uninterrupted night of rest. The study is published in the January 8, 2020, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.

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6-Jan-2020 3:55 PM EST
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University of Rhode Island, BayCare and Butler Hospital team up to test retinal scanning for early detection of Alzheimer's disease

University of Rhode Island

The five-year, $5 million Atlas of Retinal Imaging in Alzheimer’s Study (ARIAS) is sponsored by BayCare Health System’s Morton Plant Hospital and St. Anthony’s Hospital and funded largely by Morton Plant Mease Health Care Foundation and St. Anthony’s Hospital Foundation in Pinellas County, Florida.

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6-Jan-2020 11:50 AM EST
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