- Cognitive decline: Impaired sense of smell could be used as marker April 25, 2018
The first population study of sense of smell and cognitive performance by age suggests that testing sense of smell could be a marker for cognitive decline.
- Could eating fish stave off Parkinson's disease? April 24, 2018
We know that eating fish protects brain health. A new study identifies the protein responsible for this and explains how it fights 'Parkinson's protein.'
- ALS: How 'toxic' proteins could protect neurons April 17, 2018
Researchers have found that large, fibrous aggregates thought to drive Lou Gehrig's disease might actually help to protect motor neurons.
- How the brain's 'immune memory' may lead to Alzheimer's April 14, 2018
A new study shows that the brain's immune cells retain a memory of previous inflammation, which causes them to react differently to toxic brain proteins.
- Just one night of bad sleep increases Alzheimer's protein April 12, 2018
A study reveals that levels of a protein called beta-amyloid — which is associated with Alzheimer's — increase after a single night of sleep deprivation.
- Breakthrough: Researchers fix Alzheimer's gene April 11, 2018
In a first-of-its kind study, scientists use human neurons to study and correct the damaging effects of the APOE4 gene, a well-known genetic risk factor.
- Alzheimer's: Scientists find the cause of evening agitation April 10, 2018
A new study in mice shows that manipulating a biological clock circuit alters patterns of aggressiveness that mimic those of humans with Alzheimer's.
- Blood test detects Alzheimer's before symptoms appear April 9, 2018
Combining antibody technology and an infrared sensor, a groundbreaking test could make the early detection of Alzheimer's disease a possibility.
- Coffee may worsen Alzheimer's symptoms April 5, 2018
Coffee is often hailed for its health benefits, but new research finds that long-term consumption could be more of a hindrance for people with Alzheimer's.
- Low dopamine may indicate early Alzheimer's April 3, 2018
Scientists find that a lack of dopamine in the brain may cause some of the earliest symptoms of Alzheimer's disease, a condition with growing prevalence.