Brain organoids can be used to study molecular mechanisms that drive brain aging and neurodegenerative disorders. The mini-brains allow for the testing of molecules that could become potential therapeutic treatment options for neurodegenerative diseases.
Researchers have identified three biomarkers in blood samples that confirm the link between exercise and improved cognitive function in older adults.
Mouse study reveals intermittent fasting improves long-term memory retention and promotes hippocampal neurogenesis. The findings could help to slow cognitive decline in older adults.
Genetically increasing klotho helps boost cognitive function in mice models of Alzheimer's disease, researchers report.
Researchers report klotho, a life extending protein, improved working memory, spatial memory and learning in mice. The researchers also noted a single injection of klotho was sufficient to improve cognitive ability and the effects were long lasting.
A new study reports women with symptoms of clinical depression have lower levels of klotho in their blood.
Researchers discover a gene already associated with longevity also improves memory and learning. The findings could help develop new treatments for cognitive decline.
Researchers report that the protein Klotho plays an important role in the health of myelin, the insulating material allowing for the rapid communication between nerve cells. These findings may lead to new therapies for multiple sclerosis (MS) and Alzheimer's disease (AD).