A newly developed cannabidiol capsule can be absorbed by the body faster and penetrate the brain more quickly in mouse models of neurological disorders such as Alzheimer’s disease, multiple sclerosis and TBI.
Depressed middle-aged carriers of the APOEe4 Alzheimer’s genetic variant are at risk of developing tau accumulations in brain areas associated with emotion and memory.
Study reveals the surface features of human prions responsible for their replication in the brain. The findings provide a template to identify structurally important sites on other misfolded proteins, such as those associated with Alzheimer’s disease.
Engineering NK cells to resist immune suppression could be a path toward using NK cell-based immunotherapies for glioblastoma brain cancer.
Researchers found an increased inflammatory signal in patients with the C90rf72 subtype of ALS. The increased inflammatory biomarkers could be found in peripheral serum tests.
P-glycoprotein, a critical toxin pump in the body, has the ability to remove amyloid plaques from the brain. Researchers say increasing P-gp in the blood-brain barrier of those at risk for Alzheimer’s could postpone or prevent the onset of the neurodeg…
Study reveals the significant role lipids play in regulating the amyloid pathway protein C99 and the progression of Alzheimer’s disease.
Elderly monkeys treated with CpG ODN had 59% fewer deposits of Alzheimer’s related plaques in their brains compared to those who did not receive the treatment. The treatment also helped improve cognitive function and slow the progression of Alzheimer’s…
A review of Alzheimer’s research papers finds news media is more likely to report on breakthroughs if the study’s authors omit a reference to mice in their title. Papers that acknowledge mice in their title receive less media coverage. Omitting mice fr…
Scientists are calling for greater support for neuroscience research in Africa. With the world’s largest genetic diversity, researchers say Africa is vital to help progress neuroscience and brain disease research.
Speaking without a facemask in confined spaces poses the biggest risk for spreading SARS_CoV_2, the virus responsible for COVID-19.
A study of patients with polymicrogyria sheds new light on the role the ATP1A3 gene plays in early brain development.
A new model of Alzheimer’s progression highlights the link between glial cells, toxic protein buildup, and neurodegeneration.
COVID-19 can spark a severe immune response in the central nervous system, affecting immune cells in the vascular system and brain.
Researchers have identified a causal link between strenuous exercise and ALS in people with genetic risk factors for the neurodegenerative disease. The study reports intense physical exercise contributes to motor neuron injury in those susceptible to ALS.
Commonly associated with helping improve brain function, the omega 3 fatty acid DHA may have another, previously unknown benefit. A new study reports DHA and other related fatty acids may help slow the development of cancerous tumors.
Combining artificial intelligence technology with data sets related to both Alzheimer’s and COVID-19, researchers were able to identify a mechanism by which coronavirus can lead to Alzheimer’s-like symptoms. The findings add to the growing body of evid…
Naked mole rats have a unique DNA repair mechanism that prevents them from developing cancers and neurodegenerative disorders, researchers say.
Researchers have identified three biomarkers in blood samples that confirm the link between exercise and improved cognitive function in older adults.
A new study sheds light on how genes are regulated in dementia. Researchers also identified 84 novel genes linked to dementia.