Researchers successfully test memory boosting brain implant on humans, improving short-term and working memory. Potential future applications could improve the prognosis for people suffering from memory loss and other conditions.
[DIGEST: CNN, American Heart Association, Framingham Heart Study, NBC, Washington Post, Newsheart, Stroke Association, USAToday, CBS] According to new research, a possible connection exists between soft drinks with artificial sweeteners and the risk of stroke or dementia. This latest discovery relies upon an underlying long-term study of people’s beverage habits during the target age-ranges for … Continued
New research shows trazadone and DBM, an antidepressant and a drug currently involved in cancer trials, may halt the progression or even help improve symptoms of neurodegenerative diseases. The drugs help by stopping a natural self-defense mechanism when faulty proteins enter a cell and produce their own proteins; the protective response–ceasing production of regular proteins, actually causes the symptomology of the neurodegenerative diseases.
Marijuana compounds could fight aging of the brain.
DIGEST: [HuffPo UK, Science Daily, DailyMail] By the time patients are diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, most will already have experienced memory loss and motor-skill decline. But now, researchers at University College London (UCL) have perfected a cutting-edge form of PET (positron emission tomography) scanning, called amyloid PET, that allows them to use radioactive tracers in the … Continued
Scientists find a link between rogue immune cells and neurological disease.
[DIGEST: New York Times, NBC] Nancy Reagan, wife of former President Ronald Reagan and the 40th First Lady of the United States, died Sunday morning at her home in Los Angeles. She was 94. Reagan was widely known as guardian of her late husband’s image starting from their days in Hollywood. Her loyalty was credited … Continued