A person’s memory is where the brain encodes, stores, and retrieves information, where it can also be used as a record of experience for guiding learned behavior. Different areas of … Continue Reading Specific neurons responsible for location-based memories decoded and identified.
The neurons of the human brain are widely assumed to be encoded within a constant genome, with set genetic variant products and functions for neuronal networks. Somatic gene recombination, known … Continue Reading DNA recombination identified in brain cells, linked to Alzheimer’s.
Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is the most common dementia type, with no treatment to slow down the progression of this dehumanizing disease currently available. The mechanisms of AD are poorly understood … Continue Reading Astrocytes linked to Alzheimer’s disease for the first time.
Alzheimer’s disease is a progressive illness that is the leading cause of dementia and the sixth leading cause of death in the United States. There is no cure for the … Continue Reading Neuroimaging links two Alzheimer’s risk genes to brain atrophy, promising blood markers.
New neuroimaging technique identifies copper levels essential for activity whilst the brain is at rest.
In recent years it has been established that copper plays an essential role in the health of the human brain. Improper copper oxidation has been linked to several neurological disorders … Continue Reading New neuroimaging technique identifies copper levels essential for activity whilst the brain is at rest.
A new study led by scientists from The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) suggests a cause of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. The work supports a … Continue Reading Scientists link ALS progression to increased protein instability.
For decades, scientists thought that neurons in the brain were born only during the early development period and could not be replenished. More recently, however, they discovered cells with the … Continue Reading Scientists discover new role for stem cells in the brain.
A magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) technique can detect signs of cognitive decline in the brain even before symptoms appear, according to a new study from the University of Geneva. The … Continue Reading MRI technique detects evidence of cognitive decline before symptoms appear.
The peptide, a small protein, beta-amyloid is strongly associated with Alzheimer’s disease; however, researchers are still looking for unequivocal proof that this peptide is the causal agent of the onset … Continue Reading Quantifying the amount and structure of beta-amyloid that is the most harmful to neurons.
An experimental positron emission tomography (PET) tracer is effective in diagnosing concussion-related brain disease while a person is still alive, according to a case study conducted at the Icahn School … Continue Reading Neuroimaging technique identifies concussion-related brain disease in living brain.
Stimulating a particular region in the brain via non-invasive delivery of electrical current using magnetic pulses, called Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation, improves memory, reports a new Northwestern Medicine study. The discovery … Continue Reading Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) successfully improves memory.
Scientists at the University of Warwick have provided the first evidence that the lack of a naturally occurring protein is linked to early signs of dementia. The research found that … Continue Reading Lack of naturally occurring protein linked to dementia.
A new technique developed by Columbia University has demonstrated for the first time that the size of molecules penetrating the blood-brain barrier (BBB) can be controlled using acoustic pressure, the … Continue Reading New non-invasive technique controls the size of molecules penetrating the Blood-Brain Barrier.
Vitamin D deficiency is associated with a substantially increased risk of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease in older people, according to the most robust study of its kind ever conducted. An … Continue Reading Link between vitamin D and dementia risk confirmed.
When a person is expecting something, like the meal they’ve ordered at a restaurant, or when or when something captures their interest, unique electrical rhythms sweep through your brain. These … Continue Reading Memory relies on astrocytes, the brain’s lesser known cells.
Could the body’s own immune system play a role in memory impairment and cognitive dysfunction associated with conditions like chronic epilepsy, Alzheimer’s dementia and concussions?. The study focuses on the … Continue Reading Immune response protein is a link between brain injury and brain disorders.