A new mouse study reveals our sleep position may influence the glymphatic system and could increase the risk of developing ALS or other neurodegenerative diseases.
When cerebral amyloid angiopathy is present, the brain diverts most of the waste-removing fluid away from the glymphatic system.
A new study aims to assess the usefulness of a new technology that could speed up and enhance the clearing of metabolic waste via the glymphatic system as a person sleeps.
In veterans who suffered a TBI, lack of sleep was associated with enlarged perivascular spaces and an increase in post-concussive symptoms.
Study reveals how sleep deprivation can greatly affect soldiers on the battlefield.
During wakeful periods, the glymphatic system diverts cerebrospinal fluid to lymph nodes in the neck. The CSF may act as a "fluid clock" that helps initiate the body's infection-fighting capabilities during the day. Astrocytes in the suprachiasmatic nucleus may serve to control CSF through the central nervous system. Communication between astrocytes in different brain regions may optimize the glymphatic system's function as we sleep.
Study reinforces and explains the links between sleep deprivation and neurodegenerative diseases, researchers say.
Aquaporin-4 could be a potential target for preventing and treating Alzheimer's disease, a new study reports.
According to a new study, omega 3 polyunsaturates fatty acids can improve the function of the glymphatic system.
A new study reports TBI can disrupt the function of the glymphatic system, causing a build up of toxic proteins in the brain and accelerating neurodegeneration.