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Article ID: 717812

Insight into cells' 'self-eating' process could pave the way for new dementia treatments

University of Plymouth

Cells regularly go through a process called autophagy - literally translated as 'self-eating' - which helps to destroy bacteria and viruses after infection.

21-Aug-2019 1:05 PM EDT

Article ID: 717806

Link between brain immune cells and Alzheimer’s disease development identified

University of California, Irvine

Irvine, Calif., Aug. 21, 2019 — Scientists from the University of California, Irvine School of Biological Sciences have discovered how to forestall Alzheimer’s disease in a laboratory setting, a finding that could one day help in devising targeted drugs that prevent it. The researchers found that by removing brain immune cells known as microglia from rodent models of Alzheimer’s disease, beta-amyloid plaques – the hallmark pathology of AD – never formed.

21-Aug-2019 12:50 PM EDT

Article ID: 717790

Low grip strength linked to impaired cognition, memory loss in older Americans

University of Michigan

For older Americans, poor handgrip may be a sign of impaired cognition and memory, a new study suggests.

21-Aug-2019 10:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 717522

Alzheimer’s Drug Reverses Brain Damage From Adolescent Alcohol Exposure in Rats

Duke Health

-- A drug used to slow cognitive decline in adults with Alzheimer's disease appears to reverse brain inflammation and neuron damage in rats exposed to alcohol during adolescence.

15-Aug-2019 11:30 AM EDT
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Article ID: 717583

Restoring Sight and Function

American Neurological Association (ANA)

Neuroscience researchers will detail new technologies at the cutting edge of replacing lost sensory and motor functions, at the October 12 Pre-Meeting Symposium of the American Neurological Association 2019 Annual Meeting from 6–9 p.m. at the Marriott St. Louis Grand.

19-Aug-2019 9:00 AM EDT
Newswise: Imaging a brain thinking, using a new MRI technique

Article ID: 717572

Imaging a brain thinking, using a new MRI technique

National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering

Brain function can be tracked in real-time using a new MRI method that has the potential to shed light on altered neuronal activity in brain diseases.

16-Aug-2019 9:35 AM EDT

Article ID: 717539

Adults with Mild Cognitive Impairment Can Learn – and Benefit from – Mindfulness Meditation

Wake Forest Baptist Health

Pilot study shows promising evidence that adults with MCI can learn to practice mindfulness meditation, and by doing so may boost their cognitive reserve

15-Aug-2019 2:00 PM EDT
Newswise: Genes linked to Alzheimer’s risk, resilience ID’d
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    14-Aug-2019 2:00 PM EDT

Article ID: 717394

Genes linked to Alzheimer’s risk, resilience ID’d

Washington University in St. Louis

An international team of researchers led by scientists at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis has identified a pair of genes that influence risk for both late-onset and early-onset Alzheimer’s disease.

13-Aug-2019 1:00 PM EDT
Newswise: Abnormal Blood Pressure in Middle And Late Life Influences Dementia Risk

Article ID: 717404

Abnormal Blood Pressure in Middle And Late Life Influences Dementia Risk

Johns Hopkins Medicine

In a study that spanned two and a half decades and looked at data from more than 4,700 participants, Johns Hopkins researchers have added to evidence that abnormal blood pressure in midlife persisting into late life increases the likelihood of developing dementia. Although not designed to show cause and effect, the study suggests that maintaining a healthy blood pressure throughout life may be one way to help decrease one’s risk of losing brain function.

14-Aug-2019 1:05 PM EDT

Article ID: 717444

Revealed: How our brain remembers the order of events

University of Warwick

For centuries understanding how the order of events is stored in memory has been a mystery. However, researchers from the Department of Computer Science at the University of Warwick have worked out how the order of events in memory could be stored and later recalled in the hippocampal memory system in the brain.

14-Aug-2019 9:00 AM EDT

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