New technology to manipulate cells could help treat Parkinson's, arthritis, other diseases
(Northwestern University) A groundbreaking advancement in materials from Northwestern University could potentially help patients requiring stem cell therapies for spinal cord injuries, stroke, Parkinson's disease, Alzheimer's disease, arthritic joints or any other condition requiring tissue regeneration, according to a new study.
DEMENTIA affects around 850,000 people in the UK, but early signs of the condition can be hard to detect. A new study has suggested restless sleep can be one of the first symptoms of Alzheimer ’s disease.
KEEPING fit in older age helps stave off Alzheimer ’s disease, according to research. Scientists have discovered that bursts of exercise, such as a bike ride or a brisk walk, boost “white matter” tissue found deep within the brain.
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They use the right sides of their brain for language instead of the normal left side.
This article provides an overview of classic as well as new, cutting-edge neuroimaging techniques that can assist with clinical diagnosis of Alzheimer disease and other dementia syndromes.Seminars in Neurology
Therapies may one day enable healthy part of brain to take over tasks from damaged areasAdults who have experienced a stroke may one day be able to take a drug to help their brain “rewire” itself, so that tasks once carried out by now-damaged areas can be taken over by other regions, researchers have claimed.The ability for the brain to rewire, so-called “brain plasticity”, is thought to occur throughout life; however, while children have a high degree of brain plasticity, adult brains are generally thought to be less plastic.Continue reading...
Researchers find elderly people with high cognitive function have more of a certain type of brain cell“Superagers” have long puzzled scientists, but now researchers say they are unpicking why some people live beyond 80 – and still appear to be in fine fettle, with cognitive capacities on a par with adults decades younger.Researchers have spent years studying superagers in an attempt to understand what sets the senior citizens apart.Continue reading...
AbstractPurpose of ReviewMetabolic syndrome (MS) describes the co-occurrence of conditions that increase one ’s risk for heart disease and other disorders such as diabetes and stroke. The worldwide increase in the prevalence of MS cannot be fully explained by lifestyle factors such as sedentary behavior and caloric intake alone. Environmental exposures, such as heavy metals, have been implicated, but res ults are conflicting and possible mechanisms remain unclear. To assess recent progress in determining a possible role between heavy metal exposure and MS, we reviewed epidemiological and model system data for cadmium...