- Alzheimer's disease: When does personality start to change? September 22, 2017
A new study examines whether the personality of those affected by dementia or mild cognitive impairment starts to change before the onset of the disease.
- Too much or too little magnesium can raise dementia risk September 21, 2017
A recently published study investigates the link between both high and low magnesium serum levels and the risk of developing dementia.
- Alzheimer's: Targeting ApoE gene may 'stop the disease' September 20, 2017
The ApoE gene may have a more influential role than first thought; it may amplify the damage done by the tau protein, causing neurodegeneration.
- Alzheimer's disease: New genetic culprit found September 18, 2017
A new study challenges the traditional understanding of Alzheimer's disease, as scientists point to a new gene that may be responsible for the illness.
- How to keep your brain healthy as you age September 8, 2017
A new advisory from the American Heart Association outlines seven steps for preventing age-related cognitive decline and vascular dementia.
- 'Seeing' robot learns tricky technique for studying brain cells in mammals September 1, 2017
Whole-cell patch clamp electrophysiology, or whole-cell recording (WCR), is the gold-standard technique for studying the behaviour of brain cells called neurons under different brain states such as…
- Stabilizing TREM2 – a potential strategy to combat Alzheimer's disease September 1, 2017
Uncovering the molecular mechanism behind a rare genetic risk factor of Alzheimer's disease points to a new therapeutic target.
- Alzheimer's disease: Scientists close in on how it starts and how to stop it August 31, 2017
A new study shows how a series of events involving immune cells, amyloid beta, and tau could be the start of Alzheimer's and names targets for stopping it.
- The brain's defense cells live longer than expected August 30, 2017
In mice, microglia may persist the entire lifespan of the animal. The cells' lifetime may be linked to their role in immune memory and neurodegenerative diseases.
- Dancing may help to combat brain aging August 29, 2017
Researchers have found that both strength-endurance training and dancing increased hippocampal volume in the brain, but the latter had the greatest impact.