Low intensity electrical stimulation to specific brain areas can help to improve short term verbal memory, researchers report.
A new study reports researchers have successfully used electrical stimulation on the spinal cord of a paralyzed patient to allow him to stand, move his legs and make stepping motions.
A new study reveals information about life expectancy for those with Parkinson's and other synucleinopathies.
Researchers have identified a new biomarker for spinal cord and brain inflammation.
Cardiorespiratory exercise improves gray matter volume in areas of the brain associated with age-related cognitive decline. The findings add weight to the previous studies which link physical activity to neuroprotection against age-related cognitive decline.
A new computational model uses the entire function of the brain rather than specific networks or areas to explain the relationship between mental processing and brain anatomy. The model aims to discover how the brain works and breaks down as a result of aging and dementia.
A new study reveals people with Parkinson's disease face a higher risk of developing melanoma skin cancer, and vice versa, than those without the diseases. Parkinson's patients were 4 times more likely to develop skin cancer than those without the movement impairing disease. Additionally, people diagnosed with melanoma were at a fourfold risk of developing Parkinson's.
Researchers have identified an association between antibiotics administered to children aged two and under, and an increased risk of ongoing conditions ranging from ADHD to obesity. Children exposed to numerous courses of antibiotics as toddlers were more likely to be diagnosed with continuous conditions later in childhood. The study speculates that while antibiotics may only have a transient effect on the developing microbiome, this may have an impact on long-term illness.
Researchers report senescent, or Zombie, cells accumulate in certain neurons prior to cognitive loss. By preventing accumulation of these cells, researchers were able to diminish apoptosis, memory loss and tau aggregation.