Researchers report IL-33 can reduce memory and cognitive problems associated with Alzheimer's disease within one week of treatment in mice. Additionally, IL-33 can reduce the number and size of amyloid plaques.
Anacardic acid, a compound found in cashew shells, promotes the repair of myelin. The findings could have positive implications for the treatment of diseases, such as multiple sclerosis, that are characterized by demyelination.
A two-week course of CBD helps normalize and restore the function of two proteins associated with reducing amyloid-beta accumulation in mouse models of familial Alzheimer's disease. CBD also reduces levels of IL-6, an immune protein associated with inflammation in Alzheimer's patients.
A new PNAS study reveals why men are less likely to develop multiple sclerosis than women. According to researchers, a 'guardian molecule' that is triggered by testosterone appears to have a protective effect in men. When female mice were treated with the molecule, their symptoms of the disease were eliminated.