The FMNL2 gene links cerebrovascular disease and Alzheimer's disease, a new study reports. Changes of activity in the FMNL2 caused by cerebrovascular disease prevent the efficient cleaning of toxic proteins in the brain, leading to the development of Alzheimer's disease.
From keeping active and eating a healthy diet to controlling cholesterol and reducing sugar intake, researchers report on seven simple lifestyle changes older adults with genetic risk factors can make to reduce the chance of developing dementia.
An infusion of the local anesthetic Lidocaine may provide relief to patients with chronic migraines that do not respond to other medications.
Gabapentin, a medication commonly prescribed to control seizure activity, may enhance stroke recovery and restore fine motor function, a new study reports.
Researchers uncover the mechanism behind how a subset of NSAIDs reduces inflammation, which helps explain some of the curious side effects of the anti-inflammatories.
In rheumatoid arthritis, inflammation in one joint is transmitted to other joints via the sensory neuron connections in the spinal cord, leading to inflammation in the other joints. Inflammation in one joint led to an increase in ATP in other joints, which triggered an increase of a signaling molecule that resulted in inflammation. Blocking the pathway reduced the spread of inflammation.
Researchers have identified a mechanism that occurs within the CA3 region of the hippocampus that appears to be responsible for a common type of age-related memory loss.