Modifying the levels of two different proteins active in two different brain cells extended the life of fruit flies by 7-9%. The treatment also reduced the buildup of Alzheimer's related amyloid plaques within the brain.
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A new artificial intelligence algorithm can detect the progression of glaucoma up to 18 months earlier than conventional methods.
Stress and anxiety about catching coronavirus are more prevalent among the 30-59-year-old age group.
According to researchers, adults on the autism spectrum are less surprised when presented with unexpected images during learning tasks than those not on the spectrum. Additionally, those who were least surprised had the most pronounced autism symptoms.
Sertraline (Zoloft), a commonly prescribed SSRI antidepressant, may not be as effective at treating depression within 6 weeks as previously thought. However, the drug is effective for treating anxiety symptoms.
Capillary constriction caused by amyloid beta restricts cerebral blood flow in mouse models of Alzheimer's disease. Inhibiting the capillary constriction may potentially reduce some of the neurodegenerative features of Alzheimer's.
Progressive supranuclear palsy (PSP) and corticobasal syndrome (CBS), two atypical parkinsonian syndromes, may be twice as common as previously believed, researchers report.
Historical data from Flu Watch about other coronaviruses reveals they appear to have a seasonal pattern, with peaks occurring during winter. Only small amounts of other coronavirus infections were transmitted during the summer. The findings support the hypothesis that COVID-19 may have lower levels of transmission during the summer, but this may reverse during the winter months if there is still a large, susceptible population.