Elevated levels of LDL cholesterol has been linked to an increased risk of early-onset Alzheimer's disease, in those with and without a genetic risk factor. This suggests cholesterol could be an independent risk factor for dementia. Additionally, researchers identified a potential new genetic risk factor for early-onset Alzheimer's, a rare variant of the APOB gene.
Neuroimaging study reveals veterans who suffered a mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) have higher levels of fast, high-frequency gamma waves in the prefrontal and posterior parietal lobes, areas of the brain associated with consciousness, attention and problem-solving.
Study reports declarative memory depends upon conscious knowledge of what has been previously learned. Researchers discovered conscious knowledge is compromised in those with damage to the hippocampus. The findings shed new light on how the hippocampus controls the process of memory.
A new study reveals a history of binge drinking leads to more instances of drinking under stress and when anxious in males, but not in females.
A new study reveals deep brain stimulation not only improves motor function, but can also increase survival rates for those with Parkinson's disease.
Researchers hope to follow veterans with mild TBI for up to 20 years in order to document the neurological effects of their head injuries.
Certain alleles of HLA genes offer protection from Gulf War Illness, a new study reports.