New wireless chip shines a light on brain function

A new wireless chip tested in rats could pave the way for advances in our understanding of how the brain works, researchers say.

Matt Shipman-NC State • futurity
Nov. 19, 2020 ~4 min

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New methods could spot Alzheimer’s before symptoms

"This is one of the first studies to [show] procedures for defining people in preclinical stages of Alzheimer's disease who do and do not show signs..."

Brian Consiglio-Missouri • futurity
Nov. 12, 2020 ~6 min

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Noise may up chance of Alzheimer’s disease

Just 10 decibels more daytime neighborhood noise is associated with 36% higher odds of mild cognitive impairment and 30% higher odds of Alzheimer's disease.

Michelle Samuels-Boston U. • futurity
Nov. 9, 2020 ~6 min

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Researchers show how to target a 'shape-shifting' protein in Alzheimer’s disease

A new study suggests that it is possible to design drugs that can target a type of shape-shifting protein involved in Alzheimer’s disease, which was previously

Cambridge University News • cambridge
Nov. 4, 2020 ~5 min

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Your pupils show whether you’ll remember stuff

"...science now has tools that allow us to explain why an individual, from moment to moment, might fail to remember something stored in their memory."

Ker Than-Stanford • futurity
Nov. 2, 2020 ~7 min

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Silencing gene expression to cure complex diseases

Immuneering uses bioinformatics to develop new medicines while also helping large pharmaceutical companies improve their treatments.

Zach Winn | MIT News Office • mit
Oct. 26, 2020 ~9 min

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Dementia deaths rise during the summer of COVID, leading to concern

New statistics show that people with dementia have been particularly vulnerable during the pandemic.

Laurie Archbald-Pannone, Associate Professor Medicine, Geriatrics, University of Virginia • conversation
Oct. 14, 2020 ~6 min

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2 brain networks team up for long-term memory

A new study in mice reveals more information about how long-term memory works. Researchers also found how they can manipulate the process.

Katherine Gombay-McGill • futurity
Oct. 8, 2020 ~5 min

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Falls may signal Alzheimer’s before symptoms appear

Older people in the earliest stages of Alzheimer's, before cognitive problems arise, are more likely to fall than people not on track to develop dementia.

Tamara Bhandari-Washington University • futurity
Sept. 21, 2020 ~8 min

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Sleep is like a ‘crystal ball’ to predict Alzheimer’s

Your sleep today can forecast when you might get Alzheimer's, a new study shows. Researchers say improving your sleep could help ward off the disease.

Yasmin Anwar-UC Berkeley • futurity
Sept. 9, 2020 ~9 min

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