Following a Mediterranean-style diet was linked to better memory and overall cognitive skills for adults in their late seventies.
Exposure to air pollution during childhood has a detrimental effect on cognition sixty years later.
Lovastatin, a common statin usually prescribed to control cholesterol, corrected learning and memory deficits associated with Fragile X syndrome in rodent models.
Two drugs commonly prescribed to treat heart disease and angina, are well tolerated in stroke patients. Early indications suggest the treatments may help to improve blood vessel function in the arms and brain, and may also improve cognitive skills.
Vitamin D causes dendritic cells to produce more CD31, hindering the activation of T cells. The study sheds light on how vitamin D deficiency regulates the immune system and can lead to autoimmune diseases, like multiple sclerosis.
Zebrafish study reveals how key dopaminergic neurons, which are damaged as a result of Parkinson's disease, can be regenerated. Researchers report the immune system plays a critical role in the process.