The common statin drug Simvastatin reduces brain atrophy and slows the progression of secondary progressive multiple sclerosis (SPMS). The effects appear to be independent of the drug's cholesterol-lowering effects.
A new study challenges the Myonuclear Domain Hypothesis of muscle memory. Researchers report nuclei gained during training persist even when muscle cells start to shrink as a result of disuse.
A new study reports people who sit down too much during middle to older age show signs of thinning in the medial temporal cortex, an area of the brain associated with the formation of new memories.
According to researchers, older adults who exercised for most of their lives showed signs of slowed down aging. The study reports those who actively cycled into older age had lower cholesterol levels and better immune systems than those who did not partake in regular exercise.
A new paper explores different findings about the development of Alzheimer's and considers how personalized treatments may help combat this complex disease.
A neuroimaging study reveals response learners show a decrease in hippocampal gray matter after playing action based video games for 90 hours.
While much research has shown that exercise can be good for our brains, the link between how physical activity benefits the brain is not clearly understood. In a new study, researchers suggest the link between brain health and exercise could be a product of our evolutionary history and our hunter-gatherer past.
Using neuroimaging technology, researchers are able to predict a person's brain age. This could also help to spot who is at risk of poor health and early death.
A new neuroimaging study finds many Alzheimer's patients and those at risk of developing the disease show a combination of atrophy factors.
Researchers use a novel co-culturing method to create functional circuits that model Huntington's disease and find new clues to potential treatment approaches.