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Old Antibiotic Could Form New Depression Treatment

Minocycline, a broad-spectrum tetracycline antibiotic, has shown promise in the treatment of depression. Researchers say the antibiotic could help reduce brain inflammation associated with some cases of major depressive disorder. A small study conducted by researchers at Deakin University found those treated with Minocycline reported improved quality of life, reduced anxiety symptoms and a better global impression of their depression.... Read More...
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More Evidence That Natural Plant Compound May Reduce Aging’s Cognitive Effects

Researchers from Salk Institute have found additional evidence that fisetin, a natural compound found in strawberries, could help to treat cognitive decline and memory loss associated with aging. They discovered the compound reduced memory loss in mouse models of Alzheimer's disease. Based on the findings, researchers report fisetin could help prevent other age related neurodegenerative diseases.... Read More...
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Hidden Herpes Virus May Play Role in Multiple Sclerosis and Other Brain Disorders

A new study in Scientific Reports concludes human herpesvirus 6 may impair the brain's ability to repair itself in demylination diseases, such as multiple sclerosis. HHV-6 is the most common human herpes virus, with an estimated 80% of people being exposed to infection during childhood. Researchers found the virus produces a protein that can impair the ability of brain cells to repair damaged myelin.... Read More...
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Parkinson’s Associated Protein Linked to Human Upper GI Tract Infections

A new study reports chronic infections of the upper gastrointestinal tract could be linked to Parkinson's disease. Researchers say alpha synuclein, a Parkinson's linked protein, is released during upper GI infections, inducing an immune response. Findings suggest frequent chronic infections could overwhelm the body's ability to remove the protein, leading to the onset of Parkinson's.... Read More...