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Tag: Alzheimer’s disease

Scientists Say B2M Protein Is Responsible for Memory Loss

| July 8, 2015 Comment

Scientists Say B2M Protein Is Responsible for Memory Loss – According to neuroscientist Saul Villeda at the University of California, San Francisco, the beta-2-microglobulin protein (B2M) caused memory loss in mice, and this protein may provide a way to prevent memory loss associated with aging, Alzheimer’s disease, and dementia. In a previous study, Villeda and […]

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Lost Memories Restored in Mice Leaves Hope for Human Potential

Lost Memories Restored in Mice Leaves Hope for Human Potential

| May 30, 2015 Comment

Lost Memories Restored in Mice Leaves Hope for Human Potential – In a feat that calls to mind the memory-tweaking technology Science Fiction, a team of researchers restored “lost memories” in the brains of mice. The mice in the study were given a drug that prevented them from consolidating a fearful memory. But when neurons […]

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Language and Problem Solving May Be Early Symptoms of Alzheimer’s

| May 23, 2015 Comment

Language and Problem Solving May Be Early Symptoms of Alzheimer’s – A large study shows that memory loss may not be the first sign of Alzheimer’s as generally believed, particularly among younger patients. Researchers at the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery in London analyzed data on early symptoms among nearly 8,000 Alzheimer’s patients and […]

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What Weight’s Got to Do with Dementia

| April 11, 2015 Comment

What Weight’s Got to Do with Dementia – Obesity may have some advantages, after all! A new study shows that people who are obese or overweight in middle age are less likely to develop dementia in later years. The study involved almost 2 million people. Lead researcher Dr. Nawab Qizilbash, from OXON Epidemiology Ltd. in […]

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Dementia Research to Get $100 Million Funding

| March 17, 2015 Comment

Dementia Research to Get $100 Million Funding – The UK government and big pharma companies like GlaxoSmithKline, Johnson & Johnson, Pfizer, Eli Lilly, and Bigen Idec, are all contributing money to set up a venture capital fund for research on dementia. The fund will be set up by JP Morgan, and will be investing in […]

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Red Grapes and Peanuts May Help Prevent Age-Related Memory Loss

| February 5, 2015 Comment

Red grapes and peanuts may help prevent age-related memory loss, according to a new study conducted at Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine. Red grapes, peanuts and some berries like blueberries and cranberries contain an antioxidant called reservatrol. The compound is found in the skin of the fruits, and red wine is particularly […]

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New Research Suggests Coffee Just As Healthy As Tea

New Research Suggests Coffee Just As Healthy As Tea

| November 13, 2014 Comment

New Research Suggests Coffee Just As Healthy As Tea – Experts have found evidence to support anyone’s habit. Tea has many disease fighting properties, and so does coffee. Coffee or tea, which one is better for you? Research suggests they both have pros and cons. According to the National Cancer Institute, tea can arrest the […]

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3 Win Medicine Nobel for Discovering Brain’s GPS

3 Win Medicine Nobel for Discovering Brain’s GPS

| October 6, 2014 Comment

3 Win Medicine Nobel for Discovering Brain’s GPS – A US-British scientist who grew up in the South Bronx and a husband-and-wife research team from Norway won the Nobel Prize in medicine Monday for discovering the brain’s navigation system — the inner GPS that helps us find our way in the world — revelations could […]

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Researchers Shock the Brain to Promote Memory

Researchers Shock the Brain to Promote Memory

| September 4, 2014 Comment

Researchers Shock the Brain to Promote Memory – Electrical stimulation to the hippocampus can improve memory for 24 hours, according to a new study.

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Aerobic Exercise May Improve Memory

| June 14, 2014 Comment

Aerobic exercise may improve memory, new studies show. According to researchers at Michigan State University, aerobic exercise seems to have a beneficial effect on hippocampus, the part of the brain that controls memory. The hippocampus shrinks as we age, causing memory problems. Those suffering from Alzheimer’s also experience a greater than normal shrinkage in hippocampus. […]

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Type 2 Diabetes May Shrink Brain

| April 30, 2014 Comment

Type 2 diabetes may shrink the brain, according to researchers. Though researchers knew that diabetes could damage the brain, they thought it was because of blood vessel damage. However, the new study shows that diabetes also leads to degeneration of brain cells, more like Alzheimer’s. The shrinkage is related to how the brain uses excess […]

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