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Warning to those wanting to spice up their lives
Think twice before adding that extra kick of chili sauce or chopped jalapeno to your meal. (2019-07-22)
3q29 deletion survey: distinct social profile, high ASD risk
3q29 deletion syndrome is a strong risk factor for both schizophrenia and autism spectrum disorder. (2019-07-19)
Alzheimer's gene may impact cognitive health before adulthood
In the journal Neurobiology of Aging, UC Riverside psychology Chandra Reynolds asserts that those carrying the APOE4 gene score lower on IQ tests during childhood and adolescence. (2019-07-18)
Older adults: Daunted by a new task? Learn 3 instead
Learning several new things at once increases cognitive abilities in older adults, according to new research from UC Riverside. (2019-07-17)
VR lullaby machine shown to induce tranquil pre-sleep states
Art meets technology for this immersive VR experience that can ease you into the right frame of mind for sleep. (2019-07-16)
Scientists identified the metabolic features specific to the autistic brain
Skoltech scientists looked into the differences in the concentrations of multiple metabolites in healthy humans and individuals suffering from Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), gaining a deeper insight into the molecular processes that take place in the brain of autistic individuals. (2019-07-16)
Risk and progression of Alzheimer's disease differ by sex
The abnormal accumulation of proteins in the brain is a biological marker for Alzheimer's disease, but the ways in which these proteins spread may help explain why the prevalence of Alzheimer's is higher in women than in men. (2019-07-16)
Exercise offers protection against Alzheimer's
Higher levels of daily physical activity may protect against the cognitive decline and neurodegeneration (brain tissue loss) from Alzheimer's disease. (2019-07-16)
Wearing hearing aid may help protect brain in later life
A new study has concluded that people who wear a hearing aid for age-related hearing problems maintain better brain function over time than those who do not. (2019-07-15)
Despite long-term treatment, HIV persists in spinal fluid, linked to cognition problems
Even after nearly a decade of strict HIV treatment, cells sheltering the virus could be found in the cerebrospinal fluid of half of participants in a national clinical trial of people living with HIV. (2019-07-15)
HIV may affect the brain despite ongoing antiretroviral therapy
HIV-positive patients are living longer thanks to combination antiretroviral therapy (cART), but the virus can remain in some tissues, preventing a total cure. (2019-07-15)
Persistent HIV in central nervous system linked to cognitive impairment
Many people with HIV on antiretroviral therapy (ART) have viral genetic material in the cells of their cerebrospinal fluid, and these individuals are more likely to experience memory and concentration problems, according to a NIAID-funded study published in the Journal of Clinical Investigation. (2019-07-15)
Duke-NUS researchers link ageing with changes in brain networks related to cognition
As people age, the way different areas of their brain communicate with one another change, affecting thought processes and attention span. (2019-07-12)
How procrastinators and doers differ genetically
Some people tend to postpone actions. In women, this trait is associated with a genetic predisposition towards a higher level of dopamine in the brain. (2019-07-11)
Larger drug trials that intervene earlier needed for Alzheimer's disease
There are currently no drugs that stop or inhibit Alzheimer's disease. (2019-07-10)
Can computer use, crafts and games slow or prevent age-related memory loss?
A new study has found that mentally stimulating activities like using a computer, playing games, crafting and participating in social activities are linked to a lower risk or delay of age-related memory loss called mild cognitive impairment, and that the timing and number of these activities may also play a role. (2019-07-10)
How to equip the brake of immunity
Japanese scientists at Toho University in Tokyo discovered a new mechanism to generate regulatory T cells (Treg cells), lymphocytes preventing autoimmunity and excess immune responses. (2019-07-09)
Insulin nasal spray may boost cognitive function in obese adolescents by improving connectivity
Researchers at the Modern Diet and Physiology Research Center and Department of Pediatrics at Yale School of Medicine are investigating whether insulin delivered directly to the brain by nasal inhalation can enhance communication between brain regions and improve cognition in adolescents with obesity and prediabetes. (2019-07-09)
How do older adults fare after hip fracture?
The number of daily hours of care people need after a hip fracture has not been well studied. (2019-07-08)
Study provides insights into depression in people with inflammatory bowel disease
Depression is common in people with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), but the actual causes of depression in this group are unknown. (2019-07-03)
Study connects low social engagement to amyloid levels and cognitive decline
A new study by investigators from Brigham and Women's Hospital found that higher brain amyloid-β in combination with lower social engagement in elderly men and women was associated with greater cognitive decline over three years. (2019-06-28)
Low-carb 'keto' diet ('Atkins-style') may modestly improve cognition in older adults
In a pilot study of 14 older adults with mild cognitive problems suggestive of early Alzheimer's disease, Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers report that a high-fat, low-carbohydrate diet may improve brain function and memory. (2019-06-27)
Disrupted sleep in one's 50s, 60s raises risk of Alzheimer's disease
PET brain scans of healthy older adults show that those reporting lower sleep quality through their 50s and 60s have higher levels of tau protein, a risk factor for Alzheimer's disease. (2019-06-26)
Kessler researchers explore social cognitive deficits in progressive multiple sclerosis
'This study is an important first step toward a better understanding of cognitive dysfunction in individuals with progressive MS,' said Dr. (2019-06-25)
Artificial intelligence could be 'game changer' in detecting, managing Alzheimer's disease
Could artificial intelligence be the solution for detecting and managing a complex condition like Alzheimer's disease? (2019-06-25)
Workers who are unpaid caregivers of older relatives struggle with unmet workplace needs
People who care for elderly parents outside of their full-time jobs -- and are unpaid for it -- experience considerable disruption of their workplace routines. (2019-06-25)
Distinct clinical profiles of Huntington's disease can be associated with two specific neural signature
Researchers from the Cognition and Brain plasticity group of Bellvitge Biomedical Research Institute (IDIBELL) and the Institute of Neurosciences of the University of Barcelona (UBNeuro), with the collaboration of Radboud University in the Netherlands, have identified two specific patterns of cerebral disorders underlying two clinical profiles of Huntington's disease. (2019-06-25)
New blood test for detecting Alzheimer's disease
Researchers from Lund University, together with the Roche pharmaceutical company, have used a method to develop a new blood marker capable of detecting whether or not a person has Alzheimer's disease. (2019-06-25)
Predictors of cognitive recovery following mild to severe traumatic brain injury
Researchers have shown that higher intelligence and younger age are predictors of greater cognitive recovery 2-5 years post-mild to severe traumatic brain injury (TBI). (2019-06-25)
Study ties poor sleep to reduced memory performance in older adults
A new study has found that variability in night-to-night sleep time and reduced sleep quality adversely affect the ability of older adults to recall information about past events. (2019-06-24)
Can deprescribing drugs linked to cognitive impairment actually reduce risk of dementia?
A JAMA Internal Medicine commentary by three Regenstrief Institute research scientists calls for randomized deprescribing trials to address anticholinergic drug use as a potentially modifiable and reversible risk factor for dementia, a growing public health issue. (2019-06-24)
Fingolimod: advantages for some children and adolescents with highly active RRMS
New analyses in an addendum confirm hint of an added benefit in one of four research questions. (2019-06-24)
Women face more cognitive issues after brain tumor radiation women face more cognitive issues after
Young women who undergo radiation therapy to treat a pediatric brain tumor are more likely to suffer from long-term cognitive impairment than male survivors, according to a study by Georgia State University researchers. (2019-06-24)
Alzheimer's disease: Sex affects tau accumulation in the brain
The strongest genetic risk factor for Alzheimer's disease is the apolipoprotein E type 4 allele (ApoE ε4). (2019-06-24)
Neuroscience research questions current alcohol limit
The research adds weight to calls for a lowered alcohol limit for drivers. (2019-06-21)
Sexual hormone oestradiol protects female brain in mid-life
How do sex hormones and body weight affect emotional and cognitive well-being? (2019-06-21)
Brain anatomy links cognitive and perceptual symptoms in autism
Neuroscientists at the RIKEN Center for Brain Science (CBS) and University College London have found an anatomical link between cognitive and perceptual symptoms in autism. (2019-06-18)
Study compares cognitive outcomes in patients with MS based on disease onset
Adults who had pediatric-onset of multiple sclerosis (MS) before they were 18 were more likely to have greater cognitive consequences than patients who developed MS as adults. (2019-06-17)
Antioxidant puts up fight, but loses battle against protein linked to Alzheimer's disease
New research may explain why an antioxidant that protects the brain is also associated with deterioration in areas susceptible to Alzheimer's disease. (2019-06-17)
Cognitive decline may accelerate after heart attack, angina
Adults with incident coronary heart disease (CHD) are at higher risk for faster cognitive decline in the long-term, according to a study published today in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. (2019-06-17)
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