Infertile worms resist infection-induced neurodegeneration

Intriguing exception to pattern of infection leading to neuro-disease.The connections are still obscure, but mounting evidence points to a link between infections, the immune system, and...
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ConclusionOur studies demonstrate that VPA exerts neuroprotective effects in a rat model of 6-OHDA-induced Parkinson's disease (PD), likely in part by up-regulation BDNF.
Source: Journal of the Formosan Medical Association - Category: General Medicine Source Type: research
Alzheimer's and Other Dementias
Source: Clinics in Geriatric Medicine - Category: Geriatrics Source Type: research
This article describes the epidemiology of delirium and dementia in the ED and how it affects clinical care and patient outcomes. Screening for delirium and dementia in the context of the busy ED environment, as well as their diagnostic evaluation and management, is discussed.
Source: Clinics in Geriatric Medicine - Category: Geriatrics Authors: Source Type: research
Researchers have found that changes in PET scans of military personnel with...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Did PET scan confirm CTE in living NFL player? MRI shows promise in diagnosing CTE in living patients FDDNP-PET gives insight into brain trauma of NFL players FDDNP-PET shows toll of concussions on retired NFL players FDDNP-PET helps predict Alzheimer's progression
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - Category: Radiology Source Type: news
Early intervention to treat sleep disorders such as obstructive sleep apnea may help prevent or delay Alzheimer’s disease.
Source: ENT Today - Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Tags: Online Exclusives Practice Focus Sleep Medicine alzheimer's disease Source Type: research
INTRODUCTION: Traumatic brain injury (TBI) and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) are risk factors for early onset of Alzheimer's disease (AD) and may accelerate the progression rate of AD pathology. As amyloid-beta (A β) plaques are a hallmark of AD pa...
Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news
ConclusionsCognitive impairments were common in PD patients even in the absence of dementia. PD patients with anti-parkinsonian medication had worse cognitive impairment than untreated patients. Genders may have different manifestations of cognitive impairment in PD patients.
Source: Translational Neurodegeneration - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
Publication date: August 2018Source: The Lancet Neurology, Volume 17, Issue 8Author(s): Susana Carmona, Kathleen Zahs, Elizabeth Wu, Kelly Dakin, Jose Bras, Rita GuerreiroSummaryAlzheimer's disease is a genetically complex disorder; rare variants in the triggering receptor expressed on myeloid cells 2 (TREM2) gene have been shown to as much as triple an individual's risk of developing Alzheimer's disease. TREM2 is a transmembrane receptor expressed in cells of the myeloid lineage, and its association with Alzheimer's disease supports the involvement of immune and inflammatory pathways in the cause of the disease, rather th...
Source: The Lancet Neurology - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
Publication date: August 2018Source: The Lancet Neurology, Volume 17, Issue 8Author(s): The Lancet Neurology
Source: The Lancet Neurology - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
The Internet of Things (IoT) represents a growing wave of change that brings several new challenges to design engineers across all industries and markets. While it is a somewhat nebulous concept, IoT is broadly defined as a network of smart devices that communicate with one another wirelessly, with little-to-no direct human interaction. In general, physicians and patients are becoming more accepting of medical treatment methods that offer the best opportunity for patients to live a normal life. Human contact will always be an important part in all medical treatment, but the development of smart medical devices, systems, an...
Source: MDDI - Category: Medical Devices Authors: Tags: Digital Health Source Type: news
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