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Experts examined if brain fog experienced in menopause could be related to Alzheimer's disease. Helen Smith almost left her job at Greater Manchester Police due to the symptom.
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AbstractEstrogens play a crucial physiological function in the brain; however, debates exist concerning the role of estrogens in Alzheimer ’s disease (AD). Women during pre-, peri-, or menopause periods are more susceptible for developing AD, suggesting the connection of sex factors and a decreased estrogen signaling in AD pathogenesis. Yet, the underlying mechanism of estrogen-mediated neuroprotection is unclarified and is complicat ed by the existence of estrogen-related factors. Consequently, a deeper analysis of estrogen receptor (ER) expression and estrogen-metabolizing enzymes could interpret the importance of ...
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Publication date: Available online 11 February 2020Source: Pharmacological ResearchAuthor(s): Minghua Wu, Min Li, Jun Yuan, Sen Liang, Zhaoyao Chen, Min Ye, Paul M. Ryan, Cain Clark, Shing Cheng Tan, Jamal Rahmani, Hamed kord Varkaneh, Akshaya Srikanth BhagavathulaAbstractHormone therapy continues to be a favourable option in the management of menopausal symptomatology, but the associated risk-benefit ratios with respect to neurodegenerative diseases remain controversial. The study aim was to determine the relation between menopausal hormone therapy and Alzheimer's disease, dementia, and Parkinson's disease in human subjec...
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Conclusions: Our results suggest that longer EEE and HT use, especially in older women, are associated with higher cognitive status in late life.
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Neuroscience biopharmaceutical company Aprinoia Therapeutics has announced...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: fMRI shows dementia patients' brain response to music New Alzheimer's definition relies on imaging biomarkers DTI-MRI ties lack of fitness to cognitive decline Flortaucipir-PET could lead in early Alzheimer's detection PET study links menopausal status to Alzheimer's
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We examined human lung tissue from COPD patients and normal control subjects, and found a substantial increase in p16-expressing alveolar cells in COPD patients. Using a transgenic mouse deficient for p16, we demonstrated that lungs of mice lacking p16 were structurally and functionally resistant to CS-induced emphysema due to activation of IGF1/Akt regenerative and protective signaling. Fat Tissue Surrounds Skeletal Muscle to Accelerate Atrophy in Aging and Obesity https://www.fightaging.org/archives/2019/09/fat-tissue-surrounds-skeletal-muscle-to-accelerate-atrophy-in-aging-and-obesity/ Researchers her...
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This study elucidates the potential to use mitochondria from different donors (PAMM) to treat UVR stress and possibly other types of damage or metabolic malfunctions in cells, resulting in not only in-vitro but also ex-vivo applications. Gene Therapy in Mice Alters the Balance of Macrophage Phenotypes to Slow Atherosclerosis Progression https://www.fightaging.org/archives/2019/07/gene-therapy-in-mice-alters-the-balance-of-macrophage-phenotypes-to-slow-atherosclerosis-progression/ Atherosclerosis causes a sizable fraction of all deaths in our species. It is the generation of fatty deposits in blood vessel...
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In this study, C57BL/6 and Tau KO mice were used. For Tau KO mice, Western blot results of anti-Tau protein specific antibodies showed that Tau KO mice had no positive bands at 50–55 kDa (Tau protein position), while C57BL/6 mice normally expressed Tau protein (Figure 1).FIGURE 1Figure 1 Tau knockout (KO) mice did not express Tau protein.The C57BL/6 mice exhibited depressive behaviors, including anxiety, anhedonia, and depression-like after CUMS, and ketamine treatment alleviated their depressive behavior. Tau KO mice did not exhibit depressive behavior after CUMS. After treatment with ketamine at the same dose, ther...
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In this study, we report the age-associated differences between fetal MSC (fMSC) populations and MSCs isolated from elderly donors with respect to their transcriptomes. We successfully reprogrammed fMSCs (55 days post conception) and adult MSC (aMSC; 60-74 years) to iPSCs and, subsequently, generated the corresponding iMSCs. In addition, iMSCs were also derived from ESCs. The iMSCs were similar although not identical to primary MSCs. We unraveled a putative rejuvenation and aging gene expression signature. We show that iMSCs irrespective of donor age and cell type re-acquired a similar secretome to that of th...
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Apelin-13 Suppresses Neuroinflammation Against Cognitive Deficit in a Streptozotocin-Induced Rat Model of Alzheimer’s Disease Through Activation of BDNF-TrkB Signaling Pathway Huaiqing Luo1, Yang Xiang1, Xiangping Qu1, Huijun Liu1, Chi Liu1, Guangyi Li2, Li Han3*† and Xiaoqun Qin1*† 1Department of Physiology, School of Basic Medical Science, Central South University, Changsha, China 2Department of Anatomy, Histology and Embryology, Changsha Medical University, Changsha, China 3Department of Physiology, School of Basic Medical Science, Changsha Medical University, Changsha, China Alzheimer&rsq...
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