Higher levels of the inflammatory C-reactive protein were discovered in older breast cancer survivors who experienced cognitive issues. The study is one of the first long-term assessments linking chronic inflammation to cognitive decline in breast cancer survivors.
SARS_CoV_2, the virus responsible for COVID-19 infects and replicates in astrocytes, reducing neural viability.
Researchers document traumatic brain injury as a global health problem that affects 55 million people worldwide and is the leading cause of injury-related death and disability.
Oxytocin, a hormone connected with bonding and love, could help to heal damage following a heart attack. Researchers found oxytocin stimulates stem cells from the heart's outer layer and migrates into the middle layer where it develops into muscle cells that generate heart contractions. This could be used to promote the regeneration of heart cells following a heart attack.
Diets high in guar gum, a dietary fiber and common food additive extracted from guar beans, limit inflammation and delay the onset of multiple sclerosis in mouse models.
Two short cycles of a low-calorie diet that mimics fasting reduced inflammation and delayed cognitive decline in mouse models of Alzheimer's disease. Researchers report the diet is safe for humans and could help reduce signs of Alzheimer's.
The Huntington's disease protein huntingtin may have a role external to the neurodegenerative disease. Researchers say Huntingtin is involved in neural injury and regeneration.
Researchers have developed a simple behavioral test to measure an individual's risk of developing Alzheimer's disease before symptoms appear.
Researchers propose a new model for Alzheimer's disease (AD2) that considers the neurodegenerative disease as an autoimmune disease that attacks the brain. Considering Alzheimer's as an autoimmune disorder could spark a new line of therapies to treat the disease.