A new framework reveals Alzheimer's disease is far more complex than previously believed. Rather than being a disease where the same causes produce the same outcomes, researchers found three different models for the disease, each with its own characterizations and dynamics.
White matter hyperintensities were more common in athletes who played more contact sports or had more head injuries and concussions during their sporting careers.
Switching to a diet that includes more leafy greens, including spinach and kale, reduces inflammation and oxidative stress, and improved symptoms associated with chronic migraine.
Amyloid-beta accumulation in the brain may contribute to deficits in circadian regulation of learning and memory during the early stages of Alzheimer's disease.
The extracts of certain plants long used by Native Americans as topical analgesics activate the KCNQ2/3 potassium channel. The compounds provide pain relief and prevent diarrhea.
People who drink between 4 - 6 cups of coffee or tea per day have a lower risk of stroke and dementia, researchers report. Drinking coffee alone, or in combination with tea, was associated with lower risk of post-stroke dementia.
People with ALS have 2.5-fold higher levels of arachidonic acid, a lipid commonly found in fatty parts of meat and fish that spurs on inflammatory process, in their spinal motor cells than people without the disease. Treatment with caffeic acid, an anti-inflammatory compound naturally found in coffee, tea, and tomatoes, reduced some of the symptoms associated with ALS, and extended lifespan in animal models.
Harnessing the power of "dancing molecules", researchers have developed a new injectable therapy that repairs tissue damage and reverses paralysis in mouse models. Within four weeks of receiving the injection, paralyzed mice regained the ability to walk.