The levels of two protein biomarkers, GFAP and UCH-L1 found in blood samples taken 24 hours after a traumatic brain injury can help to predict which patients will die and which will obtain a severe disability.
Genetically increasing klotho helps boost cognitive function in mice models of Alzheimer's disease, researchers report.
A new mortality prediction model for older patients with Alzheimer's disease can help medical professionals and families determine the best course of action for end-of-life care.
Researchers report the earliest signs of neurodegeneration associated with Alzheimer's disease are linked to some psychiatric symptoms, including anxiety, depression and sleep disturbances. The findings could lead to earlier diagnosis of Alzheimer's.
Fragmented tau that accumulates in neurons in those with Alzheimer's disease may be a new target for drugs to treat the neurodegenerative disease.
Children whose mothers were exposed to PBDEs during pregnancy may have a lower IQ than their peers who did not experience prenatal exposure, a new study reports. Researchers found that every 10 fold increase of maternal PBDE levels was associated with a drop of 3.7 IQ points in her child.
Researchers detected immunological remnants of enterovirus in the nervous systems of more than 12 patients with acute flaccid myelitis (AFM). The findings provide the strongest evidence to date that AFM is caused by a virus. The discovery could lead to improved diagnostics for the condition and the development of a vaccine for AFM.
Mouse study identifies specific neurons and a signaling pathway to regions of the hindbrain that mediate sexual reproductive activity and physical activity that appear to influence activity behaviors during ovulation. The findings may provide valuable insights into how estrogen loss during menopause disrupts this activity.
Researchers report a new 'anti-radiation' medication can help protect astronauts' brains from the cosmic radiation of deep space.