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Immune cells identified as the culprit linking hypertension and dementia.

Hypertension is a leading risk factor for dementia, however, the mechanisms underlying its damaging effects on the brain are poorly understood.  Now, a study from researchers at Weill Cornell Medicine … Continue Reading Immune cells identified as the culprit linking hypertension and dementia.

Study shows that structure of toxic tau aggregates determines type of dementia, and rate of progression.

Recent efforts to develop a treatment for Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias have focused heavily on removing toxic tau proteins from the brain.  The tau protein is known to bind … Continue Reading Study shows that structure of toxic tau aggregates determines type of dementia, and rate of progression.

Researchers elevate brain protein to allay symptoms of Alzheimer’s in animal model.

Alzheimer’s disease is characterized by the degeneration of neurons in the hippocampus and cortex, and the appearance of neuritic plaques and neurofibrillary tangles.  Although the precise cause of Alzheimer’s disease remains … Continue Reading Researchers elevate brain protein to allay symptoms of Alzheimer’s in animal model.

Neuroimaging shows how the brain switches from past to present memory mode.

The hippocampus is a critical structure for encoding of novel experiences. A particularly compelling puzzle is how the hippocampus encodes new information in the presence of interference from past memories.  … Continue Reading Neuroimaging shows how the brain switches from past to present memory mode.

Brain map researchers release first of it’s kind data on the aging human brain and traumatic brain injury.

Dementia is a common illness with an incidence that is rising as the aged population increases.  A multitude of neurodegenerative illnesses have an associated dementia, including corticobasal degeneration, Creutzfeldt–Jakob disease, … Continue Reading Brain map researchers release first of it’s kind data on the aging human brain and traumatic brain injury.

Neuroimaging can identify start and location of amyloid plaques in living brain.

Primary progressive aphasia (PPA) is a form of dementia characterized by degeneration of the language network.  In the early stages, PPA is associated with a left-lateralized pattern of cortical atrophy … Continue Reading Neuroimaging can identify start and location of amyloid plaques in living brain.

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