A new genetic engineering strategy significantly reduces levels of tau in animal models of Alzheimer's disease. The treatment, which involves a single injection, appears to have long-last effects.
A new automated method can identify and track the development of tau deposits in the brain. The method could lead to an earlier diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease.
Neurologists say police forces claiming chokeholds and neck restraints as a method of controlling aggravated or aggressive people are "safe methods" is erroneous and dangerous. Neck restraints, researchers say, are never medically appropriate, and minor force can lead to stroke, seizures, and death.
Ezogabine, an antiepileptic drug, reduces the excitability of cortical and spinal motor neurons associated with ALS.
Children who experience the death of a pet may experience long-lasting and profound grief, which could lead to subsequent mental health problems. Researchers found strong emotional attachment to a pet may result in measurable psychological distress that serves as an indicator of depression in children and adolescents for three years or more after their animal dies.
Active social connection is the strongest protective factor for depression, a new study reports. Additionally, reducing sedentary activities such as watching TV or taking a nap can also help lower depression risk.
Vitamin D3 supplements do not help to lift mood in those who suffer from depression. Researchers say there is no significant benefit for vitamin D supplements to help prevent depression or to improve mood.
Physical activity can help reduce incidents of depressive episodes in those with genetic risk factors for depression.