Missing brain protein can cause autism-like behaviors

A missing protein in the brain can cause behaviors that mimic autism, a new study shows.

Robin Lally-Rutgers | Jan. 15, 2020 | futurity
~4 mins   

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Drugs that fight inflammation may reverse brain aging

When researchers gave mice drugs that fight brain inflammation, senile rodents showed fewer signs of cognitive decline and could better learn new things.

Robert Sanders-UC Berkeley | Jan. 2, 2020 | futurity
~8 mins   

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Do you flush when you drink? Consider this Alzheimer’s discovery

"Our data suggest that alcohol and Alzheimer's disease-prone genes may put humans at greater risk of Alzheimer's onset and progression."

Stanford | Dec. 13, 2019 | futurity
~9 mins   

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How people with dementia can best enjoy the holidays

Guests, changes in routine, and other aspects of the holidays can be hard on people with dementia and caregivers. Here are ways to make the season enjoyable for the whole family.

Patti Verbanas-Rutgers | Dec. 12, 2019 | futurity
~1 mins   

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Busted transport system unites neurodegenerative diseases

New treatments may result from identifying a likely culprit behind the brain build-up that ties all neurodegenerative diseases together.

Katherine Fenz-Rockefeller | Dec. 9, 2019 | futurity
~5 mins   

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What crabs can tell us about brain ‘building blocks’

"Until we can understand each component, we can't expect to take the brain apart and put it back together again in order to figure out how it works."

Eric Stann-Missouri | Dec. 9, 2019 | futurity
~3 mins   

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Cadmium, gene combo can speed up cognitive decline

Exposure to cadmium could speed up cognitive impairment, but it's even worse for people with a gene key to Alzheimer's disease.

Ashlie Chandler-Washington | Dec. 3, 2019 | futurity
~5 mins   

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Biosensor for stem cells could lead to Alzheimer’s therapies

A new biosensor technology may help pave the way for using stem cells to treat neurological diseases like Alzheimer's and Parkinson's.

Todd Bates-Rutgers | Nov. 12, 2019 | futurity
~3 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine alzheimers-disease graphene nanotechnology parkinsons-disease sensors stem-cells

Alzheimer’s family mystery: How did one woman resist the disease?

One woman's resistance to genetic, early-onset Alzheimer's disease may hold the key to future therapies for the neurodegenerative disease.

Sonia Fernandez-UCSB | Nov. 5, 2019 | futurity
~5 mins   

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Symptoms pop up earlier for kids of people with dementia

People with dementia who had a parent with the condition tend to develop symptoms years earlier, and even sooner if both parents had it.

Tamara Bhandari-Washington University | Oct. 23, 2019 | futurity
~6 mins   

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