Perineuronal nets (PNNs) and the neurons they enmesh can be damaged by poor diets. Excessive consumption of foods high in saturated fats and refined sugars cause inflammation and oxidative stress, resulting in cognitive decline and poor memory.
A cyanobacterium caused by blue-green algae blooms has been identified in the waters of Lake Erie. The cyanobacterium is capable of producing a neurotoxin that can attack the central nervous system in humans.
A new study reports researchers have identified a possible new avenue for treating Parkinson's symptoms and neuropathology. Clearing senescent astrocytes appears to help prevent sporadic versions of the disease triggered by exposure to pesticides.
A new method of growing neural networks from stem cells is capable of detecting the activity of Clostridium botulinum neurotoxins and could help to minimize animal research.
Researchers report a new compound could help prevent and may even reverse some of the brain injury caused by the Tau protein in dementia.
Researchers report they have discovered tiny magnetic nanoparticles from air pollution lodged in the human brain. They believe these nanoparticles could contribute to some cases of Alzheimer's.
Researchers have found high concentrations of neurotoxins linked to Alzheimer's disease in the fins and muscles of 10 species of sharks. One of the toxins also has been found in shark fin and shark cartilage supplements.