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Best and Worst of Neuroscience and Neurology – October 2015

In this review, I’m presenting a selection of research articles published in October. As usual, many new interesting findings were made public this month, and the small selection in this article reflects mostly my personal opinion of their importance. On the 9th of October, scientific community marked the birthday of Sir Peter Mansfield. Peter Mansfield […]

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Can The Immune System Trigger Alzheimer’s Disease?

The amyloid hypothesis has been central to Alzheimer’s research for the last decades. It postulates that Alzheimer’s disease derives from the accumulation of the amyloid-beta peptide (A-beta), leading to the deposition of neurofibrillary tangles, made up from the microtubule-associated protein tau. But Alzheimer’s disease is also characterized by an inflammatory response, primarily driven by the […]

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Uncovering the Secrets of Memory to Reverse Damage in Alzheimer’s Patients

Alzheimer&8217;s is a progressive neurodegenerative disease, and seeing a loved one gradually lose control over his life and relationships, fail to recognize you, and become dependent on others just to carry out simple daily tasks is very painful. Alzheimer&8217;s disease-associated dementia is so common that it has come to be viewed as a normal consequence […]

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Can An Anti-Asthma Drug Rejuvenate the Brain?

Life expectancy has increased dramatically in the last few decades, particularly in the most developed countries. And that’s a wonderful thing. But this increase has brought a number of new challenges in health and healthcare, specifically in age-related conditions, such as neurological conditions. One of the great challenges in medical research is, therefore, to find […]

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Glioblastoma – Are Cancer Stem Cells The Ultimate Target?

A glioma is a type of tumor that arises from glial cells in the central nervous system. The yearly incidence of primary malignant brain tumors is around 5 or 6 in 100,000 people, of which about 80% are malignant gliomas. Although they may develop at any age, their peak incidence is in the fifth and sixth decades of life. &8230; […]

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Bringing “the greatest show in the universe” to the people

The promise of compelling science communications was on full display at MIT Oct. 9-13, as the Institute welcomed some 800 science writers, editors, and producers to ScienceWriters2015, the largest annual meeting of professional science communicators in the United States. The meeting, a collaboration between the Knight Science Journalism (KSJ) program at MIT, the National Association […]

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Best and Worst of Health and Healthcare – September 2015

Last month was highly prolific in Alzheimer’s disease research – pathological mechanisms were described, detection tools were evaluated, and therapeutic targets were unraveled. But it was not all about Alzheimer’s. Here is the best and worst news I came across within September. &8230; [visit site to read more]

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Predicting change in the Alzheimer’s brain

MIT researchers are developing a computer system that uses genetic, demographic, and clinical data to help predict the effects of disease on brain anatomy. In experiments, they trained a machine-learning system on MRI data from patients with neurodegenerative diseases and found that supplementing that training with other patient information improved the system’s predictions. In the […]

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Eight nutrients to protect the aging brain

Brain health is the second most important component in maintaining a healthy lifestyle according to a 2014 AARP study. As people age they can experience a range of cognitive issues from decreased critical thinking to dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. Researchers write about eight nutrients that may help keep your brain in good shape.

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Extra sleep fixes memory problems in flies with Alzheimer's-like condition

Many studies have linked more sleep to better memory, but new research in fruit flies demonstrates that extra sleep helps the brain overcome catastrophic neurological defects that otherwise would block memory formation, report scientists.

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Scientists uncover surprising new details of potential Alzheimer's treatment

Some surprising details have been uncovered by scientists about a group of compounds that have shown significant potential in stimulating the growth of brain cells and memory restoration in animal models that mimic Alzheimer’s disease.

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Help Prevent Dementia

Ann Robinson, guardian.co.uk, Modified: April 20, 2015 19:53 IST It’s a condition that could strike any one of us, and there is still no cure. But evidence suggests that changing your lifestyle can help to reduce your risk. The longer we live, the more likely we are to develop dementia. Of all the myriad conditions […]

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Dementia Frontal Lobe Symptoms Cause and Effect

  Frontal lobe dementia affects thе frontal lobes initially, damaging thеm аnd causing problems like loss оf judgment, alterations іn behavior аnd change іn thе way оf оnе’ѕ emotional expression. Frontal lobe dementia аnd Pick’s disease аrе thе cause оf less thаn 10% оf аll thе dementias аnd ѕhоuld bе distinguished frоm Alzheimer’s disease early […]

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Impact of traumatic brain injury on longterm memory explored

A new article provides insight into the variable impact of traumatic brain injury on long-term memory. Memory impairment affects 54% to 84% of individuals with TBI. While the variable impact of TBI on long-term memory has been recognized, the underlying cognitive mechanisms have not been detailed in this population. This variability in impairment among individuals […]

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Brain Supplement Review

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