Axon regeneration and dramatic improvements in functional recovery occurred when lactate was applied to damaged neural tissue. Treatment with lactate also significantly improved locomotion and restored some walking capability in mouse models of SCI.
LIN28, a molecule that regulates cell growth could help in the treatment of spinal cord injury and optic nerve damage. When expressed above normal levels, the molecule fuels axon growth in mice with injury, enabling the body to repair damaged nerves.
Researchers report tau pathology can be reversed in Alzheimer's patients with the help of a drug. Their study reveals reversing tau pathology in mouse models of dementia resulted in a reversal of cognitive deficits in spatial learning.
Temple University researchers report canola oil may have harmful effects on brain health. In a mouse model of Alzheimer's disease, researchers discovered those exposed to canola oil in their diet had worsened memory and learning abilities.
Researchers discover a decline in glucose levels in the brain that occurs during the early stages of MCI.