• Healthy lifestyle choices mean fewer memory complaints
    To examine the impact of these lifestyle choices on memory throughout adult life, researchers polled more than 18,500 individuals between the ages of 18 and 99. As expected, problems with memory were found to increase with age, but researchers were surprised by the percentage of younger adults who also reported memory difficulties.
  • Nerve stimulation helps with overactive bladder
    New research finds that symptoms of overactive bladder, or OAB, were reduced in those who received tibial nerve stimulation. The three-year results show participants with urinary frequency, urgency and involuntary loss of urine maintained significant improvement in their symptoms.
  • Cost of resiliency in kids uncovered
    Children living in poverty who appear to succeed socially may be failing biologically. Students able to overcome the stress of growing up poor are labeled “resilient” because of their ability to overcome adversity, but researchers found this resiliency has health costs that last well into adulthood.
  • Blood test to diagnose Alzheimer’s in earliest stage?
    Blood offers promise as a way to detect Alzheimer’s disease at its earliest onset, researchers say. They envision a test that would detect distinct metabolic signatures in blood plasma that are synonymous with the disease — years before patients begin showing cognitive decline.
  • Molecular chain reaction in Alzheimer’s disease
    Researchers have identified the molecular mechanism behind the transformation of one of the components in Alzheimer’s disease. They identified the crucial step leading to formations that kill brain cells.
  • New chemical approach to treat Alzheimer’s
    Scientists have developed a new chemical approach to help harness the natural ability of complex sugars to treat Alzheimer’s disease.
  • Down syndrome neurons grown from stem cells show signature problems
    Brain cells have been grown from skin cells of individuals with Down syndrome.
  • Heart failure accelerates male ‘menopause’
    Heart failure accelerates the aging process and brings on early andropausal syndrome (AS), according to new research. AS, also referred to as male ‘menopause’, was four times more common in men with heart failure.
  • A new strategy required in the search for Alzheimer’s drugs?
    In the search for medication against Alzheimer’s disease, scientists have focused on — among other factors — drugs that can break down Amyloid beta (A-beta). After all, it is the accumulation of A-beta that causes the known plaques in the brains of Alzheimer’s patients. The starting point for the formation of A-beta is APP.
  • Cinnamon compound has potential ability to prevent Alzheimer’s
    Cinnamon: Can the red-brown spice with the unmistakable fragrance and variety of uses offer an important benefit? The common baking spice might hold the key to delaying the onset of — or warding off — the effects of Alzheimer’s disease.
  • Drug reverses Alzheimer’s disease deficits in mice
    An anti-cancer drug reverses memory deficits in an Alzheimer’s disease mouse model, new research shows. The article reviewed previously published findings on the drug bexarotene, approved by the US Food and Drug Administration for use in cutaneous T cell lymphoma.
  • Key find for early bladder cancer treatment
    Aggressive forms of bladder cancer involve the protein PODXL – a discovery that could hold the key to improved treatment, according to new research.
  • Depression linked to telomere enzyme, aging, chronic disease
    The first symptoms of major depression may be behavioral, but the common mental illness is based in biology — and not limited to the brain, new research suggests.
  • Migraine and depression together may be linked with brain size
    Older people with a history of migraines and depression may have smaller brain tissue volumes than people with only one or neither of the conditions, according to a new study.
  • Slowing the aging process — only with antibiotics
    Scientists reveal the mechanism responsible for aging hidden deep within mitochondria — and dramatically slow it down in worms by administering antibiotics to the young.
  • How healthy are you for your age?
    A new technique measures the health of human genetic material in relation to a patient’s age. This could lead to the use of a “genetic thermometer” to assess a patient’s health in relation to other individuals of the same age.
  • Reducing caloric intake delays nerve cell loss
    Activating an enzyme known to play a role in the anti-aging benefits of calorie restriction delays the loss of brain cells and preserves cognitive function in mice, according to a new study. The findings could one day guide researchers to discover drug alternatives that slow the progress of age-associated impairments in the brain.
  • Drawing closer to Alzheimer’s magic bullet? Drugs found to both prevent and treat Alzheimer’s disease in mice
    Imagine a pharmaceutical prevention, treatment or even cure for Alzheimer’s disease. It is almost impossible to overstate how monumental a development that would be and how it would answer the prayers of millions. Though science isn’t there yet, a new study offers a tantalizing glimpse of potential solutions.
  • Molecular trigger for Alzheimer’s disease identified
    Researchers have pinpointed a catalytic trigger for the onset of Alzheimer’s disease — when the fundamental structure of a protein molecule changes to cause a chain reaction that leads to the death of neurons in the brain.

Digest powered by RSS Digest