When the hippocampus, an area of the brain associated with memory and learning, is damaged, the prefrontal cortex takes over. This demonstration of neuroplasticity could give rise to new treatment options for Alzheimer’s disease and other conditions associated with damage to the brain.
According to new research, people who had skin cancer were almost 80% less likely to later develop Alzheimer’s disease.
New research suggests military personnel who suffer more than one mild TBI face a significantly higher risk of suicide.
Researchers discover individuals can successfully try to get happy with the aid of upbeat, cheery music.
Researchers discover a connection between the quantity of CB1 cannabinoid receptors in the brain and PTSD.
A new drug could help increase the effectiveness of radiation therapy for patients with glioblastoma multiforme, the most deadly form of brain cancer. The ATM kinase inhibitor, in combination with radiation therapy, helped significantly extend survival rates in mouse models of GBM.
Researchers have identified biomarkers for Alzheimer’s disease which accurately predict the development of the disease years prior to symptoms developing.
A drug developed by scientists at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies, known as J147, reverses memory deficits and slows Alzheimer’s disease in aged mice following short-term treatment.
A new study points to a correlation between suicide rates and environmental pollution caused by emissions from coal-fired electricity plants in North Carolina.