Blood pressure medication protects the BRAIN, too: Patients on high doses have 37% less damage

Taking higher doses of blood pressure medication may slow down the development of white matter lesions - areas of age-related brain damage - linked to Alzheimer's, a new NIH study suggests.
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This study aimed to investigate the effect of icariin (referred as ICA) on Alzheimer's disease (AD) model through endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress pathway.Main methodsNine months male APP/PS1 and wild-type (WT) mice were randomly divided into four groups: APP/PS1 control, APP/PS1 + ICA, WT control and WT + ICA groups. The treated mice were given ICA 60 mg/kg/d and control mice were received the same volume distilled water for consecutive 3 months. The Morris water maze and Novel object recognition were used to detect animals' behavior. Nissl staining was used to observe the neuronal morphology in hippocampus a...
Source: Life Sciences - Category: Biology Source Type: research
iad Fajloun Apitherapy is an alternate therapy that relies on the usage of honeybee products, most importantly bee venom for the treatment of many human diseases. The venom can be introduced into the human body by manual injection or by direct bee stings. Bee venom contains several active molecules such as peptides and enzymes that have advantageous potential in treating inflammation and central nervous system diseases, such as Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease, and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. Moreover, bee venom has shown promising benefits against different types of cancer as well as ant...
Source: Molecules - Category: Chemistry Authors: Tags: Review Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 18 August 2019Source: Alzheimer's &DementiaAuthor(s): Binyin Li, Yixi He, Jianfang Ma, Pei Huang, Juanjuan Du, Li Cao, Yan Wang, Qin Xiao, Huidong Tang, Shengdi ChenAbstractObjectiveGut microbiota changes before the onset of Alzheimer's disease (AD) and the alterations could be detected in the stage of mild cognitive impairment (MCI). The findings might offer diagnostic biomarkers before the onset of dementia.BackgroundAD is the most common cause of dementia, and MCI is the predementia state. Recent studies suggest the alterations in the gut microbial communities associated with AD, w...
Source: Alzheimer's and Dementia: The Journal of the Alzheimer's Association - Category: Geriatrics Source Type: research
DISCUSSION: Elevation of BACE1 by 7 of 8 BACE1 inhibitors raises new concerns about advancing such β-secretase inhibitors for AD. Chronic elevation could lead to intermittently uninhibited BACE1 when orally dosed inhibitors reach trough levels, abnormally increasing substrate processing. Compounds such as roburic acid that lower Aβ by dissociating β/γ secretase complexes are better candidates because they neither inhibit β- and γ-secretase nor increase BACE1 levels. PMID: 31416794 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: The Journal of Alzheimers Association - Category: Psychiatry Tags: Alzheimers Dement Source Type: research
DISCUSSION: WPNs are extremely vulnerable to AD but not to 4 repeat tauopathies. Considering that WPNs are involved early in AD, such degeneration should be included in the models explaining sleep-wake disturbances in AD and considered when designing a clinical intervention. Sparing of WPNs in PSP, a condition featuring hyperinsomnia, suggest that interventions to suppress the arousal system may benefit patients with PSP. PMID: 31416793 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: The Journal of Alzheimers Association - Category: Psychiatry Tags: Alzheimers Dement Source Type: research
In conclusion, our data show how oncogenic and tumor-suppressive drivers of cellular senescence act to regulate surveillance processes that can be circumvented to enable SnCs to elude immune recognition but can be reversed by cell surface-targeted interventions to purge the SnCs that persist in vitro and in patients. Since eliminating SnCs can prevent tumor progression, delay the onset of degenerative diseases, and restore fitness; since NKG2D-Ls are not widely expressed in healthy human tissues and NKG2D-L shedding is an evasion mechanism also employed by tumor cells; and since increasing numbers of B cells express NKG2D ...
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(Natural News) The excessive blooming of blue-green algae might be responsible for the recent spate of deaths among dolphins. A pathological study found toxic compounds in the harmful algae that might cause a neurodegenerative problem similar to Alzheimer’s disease. Researchers from the University of Miami autopsied the brains and bodies of 14 dead dolphins. For...
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According to a new study, the buildup of toxic tau protein in key areas of the brain leads to major brain cell loss and daytime sleepiness in Alzheimer's.
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Authors: Wong RMS, Li HW, Kwong DWJ, Yung KKL, Ke Y PMID: 31416983 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Hong Kong Medical Journal - Category: General Medicine Tags: Hong Kong Med J Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 16 August 2019Source: Neurochemistry InternationalAuthor(s): Michail Aghajanov, Vergine Chavushyan, Senik Matinyan, Margarita Danielyan, Konstantin YenkoyanAbstractAlzheimer's disease (AD) pathogenesis includes oxidative damage and perturbations of monoamines. However, as many details of these alterations are not known, we have investigated the changes in monoamine levels as well as the free radical oxidation processes (FRO) in the brainstem of rats that were administered i.c.v. Aβ (25–35) (rat model of AD-like pathology). The level of oxidative stress was found elevated in the...
Source: Neurochemistry International - Category: Neuroscience Source Type: research
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