Researchers have identified alterations in neural circuitry that impact cerebral cortex pathology. These alterations could be key to cognitive deficits in Down syndrome.
A new study reports engaging in activities that are mentally stimulating can help to stave off the onset of mild cognitive impairment.
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.
Researchers report bile acids play a key role in providing positive metabolic effects after weight loss surgery. The study also suggest the intestinal microbiome participates in post surgical improvements following gastric bypass. The findings could help develop new treatments for diabetes and obesity, researchers report.
Anxiety may accelerate the progression of mild cognitive impairment to Alzheimer's disease. Brain scans revealed patients who progressed from MCI to Alzheimer's disease had decreased volume in the hippocampus and entorhinal cortex.