A newly developed brain model from cultivated stem cells allowed researchers to analyze molecular pathways of neurons in a dish. Researchers identified specific forms of amyloid beta and tau associated with cognitive decline and Alzheimer's. They also uncovered signaling pathways that influence the production of the toxic proteins.
Subtle changes in fractal motor activity regulation in cognitively healthy women may be a sign of preclinical Alzheimer's disease, researchers report.
For postmenopausal women, eating 100g of chocolate within an hour of waking in the morning helped burn body fat and decrease blood sugar levels.
Cysteine leukotriene receptor 2 appears to be a key player in chronic itch, a new study reports.
Pomegranate juice appears to have neuroprotective effects in pregnancies marked by intrauterine growth restriction. Researchers found pomegranate juice reduced the risk of brain injury in infants with IUGR, especially when pregnant women drank it during the third trimester.
Sleep duration of five hours or less was associated with double the risk of dementia in older adults. Sleep disruptions also increased death risk in those in their seventies.
A newly discovered microbiome-controlled anti-inflammatory subset of astrocytes helps researchers better understand inflammation of the central nervous system and its regulation.
A new nanoparticle drug-delivery system resulted in unprecedented siRNA penetration across the intact blood-brain barrier. Researchers say the system could help doctors to treat secondary injuries associated with TBI that can result in Alzheimer's and other neurodegenerative disorders.
Higher baseline levels of N-terminal fragment of tau in the blood of healthy subjects was associated with an increased risk of developing cognitive deficits and Alzheimer's disease later in life.