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June 17, 2023

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Ultra Small Molecule as a New Target for Alzheimer's Disease?

A new study shows that a very small molecule called microRNA-132 can have a significant impact on different brain cells and may play a role in Alzheimer's ...

A Chance Observation Finds Potential Hearing Biomarker for Alzheimer's Disease

Researchers found where plaques are found in the brain may impact hearing in Alzheimer's ...

Tracking Early Signs of Alzheimer's Pathology in a Mouse Model

大约三分之二的阿尔茨海默氏症disea的风险se (AD) is thought to arise from genetic influences, but about a third could be influenced by environment and lifestyle, opening the door for behavioral interventions that could delay or prevent pathophysiological changes that occur with AD. Now a ...

Low Sexual Satisfaction Linked to Memory Decline Later in Life

Low sexual satisfaction in middle age may serve as an early warning sign for future cognitive decline, according to a new study. The study, which tracked associations between erectile function, sexual satisfaction and cognition in hundreds of men aged 56 through 68, found that declines in sexual ...

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Deep Sleep May Mitigate Alzheimer's Memory Loss

Deep sleep, also known as non-REM slow-wave sleep, can act as a 'cognitive reserve factor' that may increase resilience against a protein in the brain called beta-amyloid that is linked to ...

Air Pollution May Increase Risk of Dementia, Complicated by Genetics

Researchers describe how exposure to ambient air pollution, such as car exhaust and power plant emissions -- is associated with a measurably greater risk of developing dementia over ...

Stress Increases Alzheimer's Risk in Female Mice but Not Males

Stress causes the levels of Alzheimer's proteins to rise in females' brains but not males' brains, according to a new study. This difference may contribute to women's greater risk ...

60 Years Later, High School Quality May Have a Long-Term Impact on Cognition

Attending a high school with a high number of teachers with graduate training was the clearest predictor of the impact of school quality on late-life cognition, researchers ...

First 'Gene Silencing' Drug for Alzheimer's Disease Shows Promise

A new trial has found a new genetic therapy for Alzheimer's disease that is able to safely and successfully lower levels of the harmful tau protein known to cause the ...

Astrocyte Dysfunction Causes Cognitive Decline

People with dementia have protein build-up in astrocytes that may trigger abnormal antiviral activity and memory loss, according to a preclinical ...

Common Infections Linked to Poorer Cognitive Performance in Middle-Aged and Older Adults

A new study found that signs of common infections in a sample of middle-aged and older adults were associated with poorer performance on a test of global cognitive ...

Sleeping Pill Reduces Levels of Alzheimer's Proteins

两个fda批准的安眠药的剂量减少levels of Alzheimer's proteins in a small study of healthy volunteers. The study hints at the potential of sleep medications to slow or stop ...

Online Tool Found to Be Effective at Assessing Dementia Risk

Scientists hope the new tool could be used to make it easier for GPs and patients to get information on dementia risk ...

Simple Test May Predict Cognitive Impairment Long Before Symptoms Appear

In people with no thinking and memory problems, a simple test may predict the risk of developing cognitive impairment years later, according to a new ...

Neuroscientists Identify Cells Especially Vulnerable to Alzheimer's

Researchers have identified neurons in the brain that may contribute to some of the earliest symptoms of Alzheimer's disease, making it a good target for potential new drugs to treat the ...


Newfound Link Between Alzheimer's and Iron Could Lead to New Medical Interventions

A new study in Science Advances adds weight to a growing body of evidence that iron dysregulation may play an important role in Alzheimer's disease and therefore might provide a better target ...

A New Peptide May Hold Potential as an Alzheimer's Treatment

Neuroscientists found a way to reverse neurodegeneration and other symptoms of Alzheimer's disease in mice by using a peptide to interfere with an enzyme that is typically overactive in the ...

Sugar Molecule in Blood Can Predict Alzheimer's Disease

Early diagnosis and treatment of Alzheimer's disease requires reliable and cost-effective screening methods. Researchers have now discovered that a type of sugar molecule in blood is associated ...

Greater Fat Stores and Cholesterol Increase With Brain Volume, but Beyond a Certain Point They Are Associated With Faster Brain Aging

Among Indigenous, rural non-industrial populations inhabiting the tropical forests of lowland Bolivia, researchers report, there appears to be an optimal balance between levels of food consumption ...

High Blood Pressure in Your 30s Is Associated With Worse Brain Health in Your 70s

High blood pressure in early adulthood is associated with worse brain health in late life, according to a new study. Men, compared to women, may be more vulnerable to the detrimental effects of high ...

Activating Adult-Born Neurons Through Deep Brain Stimulation Alleviates Alzheimer's Symptoms in Rodent Models

People with Alzheimer's disease develop defects in cognitive functions like memory as well as problems with noncognitive functions that can lead to anxiety and depression. Investigators used ...

Non-Drug Interventions for Patients With Alzheimer's Are Both Effective and Cost-Effective, Study Shows

Researchers used a computer simulation model to show that the four dementia-care interventions saved between $2,800 and $13,000 in societal costs, depending on the type of intervention, and all ...

Early Menopause, Later Start to Hormone Therapy May Increase Risk of Alzheimer's Disease

Women are more likely than men to develop Alzheimer's disease (AD), with women making up two-thirds of the population living with AD. A new study sheds light on the relationship between the risk ...

How Do We Know If Our Brain Is Capable of Repairing Itself?

Is our brain able to regenerate? And can we harness this regenerative potential during aging or in neurodegenerative conditions? These questions sparked intense controversy within the field of ...

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