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Newswise: Warning to those wanting to spice up their lives

Article ID: 716118

Warning to those wanting to spice up their lives

University of South Australia

Think twice before adding that extra kick of chili sauce or chopped jalapeno to your meal. New research involving the University of South Australia shows a spicy diet could be linked to dementia.

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22-Jul-2019 12:05 AM EDT
Newswise: Taking out the Protein Garbage Becomes More Difficult as Neurons Age

Article ID: 716086

Taking out the Protein Garbage Becomes More Difficult as Neurons Age

Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

As cells age, their ability to shed harmful refuse declines. New research findings suggest that the deterioration of autophagy in aged neurons—cells that never replicate and are as old as the bodies they inhabit—could be a risk factor for a suite of neurodegenerative diseases such as ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis), Alzheimer’s, and Parkinson’s.

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19-Jul-2019 11:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 715858

Rensselaer-led Experiment Headed to the International Space Station

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)

A unique experiment seeking to learn more about the mechanics of diseases like diabetes, Alzheimer’s, and Parkinson’s will soon be conducted in space, and is being led by a research team at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

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16-Jul-2019 8:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 715593

Can Computer Use, Crafts and Games Slow or Prevent Age-Related Memory Loss?

American Academy of Neurology (AAN)

A new study has found that mentally stimulating activities like using a computer, playing games, crafting and participating in social activities are linked to a lower risk or delay of age-related memory loss called mild cognitive impairment, and that the timing and number of these activities may also play a role. The study is published in the July 10, 2019, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.

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10-Jul-2019 4:40 PM EDT
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Article ID: 715585

Kick Up Your Brain Health a Notch with Soccer

Alzheimer's Foundation of America

Soccer is a not only a favorite sport and pastime for people all over the world but it’s great for brain health for all ages, according to the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA).

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10-Jul-2019 4:35 PM EDT
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Article ID: 715477

National Institute on Aging Awards $4.23 Million to Establish Cleveland Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center

Cleveland Clinic

The National Institute on Aging of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) awarded a $4.23 million grant to establish the Cleveland Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center.

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9-Jul-2019 11:05 AM EDT
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    8-Jul-2019 11:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 715370

Is Caregiver Depression Associated With More Emergency Department Visits by Patients With Dementia?

JAMA - Journal of the American Medical Association

An observational study of 663 caregivers and the patients with dementia they care for suggests caregiver depression is associated with increased emergency department visits for their patients. A total of 84 caregivers had depression at the study start and it was associated with an increase in rates of emergency department use by patients after accounting for a number of other potential mitigating factors

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5-Jul-2019 11:20 AM EDT

Article ID: 715391

2019: A Space Organoid

University of California San Diego Health

UC San Diego will launch a payload of stem cell-derived human brain organoids to the International Space Station. Researchers will document how these “mini brains” organize into the beginnings of a functional brain with implications for the future of human life in space.

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8-Jul-2019 10:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 715151

Moments of Clarity in Dementia Patients At End of Life: Glimmers of Hope?

Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

Scientists consider how unexpected awakenings in dementia patients might shed new light on the disease.

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28-Jun-2019 4:10 PM EDT

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