Monday, September 28, 2020

Mitochondrial Dysfunction, Nutrition and Aging

By Ward Dean, MD Every cell in the human body is packed with tiny organelles called mitochondria (Fig. 1). Mitochondria are often referred to as...

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Natural Club Moss Extract Shows Promise for Treating Alzheimer’s, Enhancing Memory and Alertness By Jim English Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) is a progressive degenerative disease that most...

Chewing Gum Helps You Concentrate for Longer, Study Suggests

Chewing gum can help you stay focused for longer on tasks that require continuous monitoring. This is the finding of new research by Kate Morgan and colleagues from Cardiff University due to be published in the British Journal of Psychology today, 8 March.

Yale Researchers Reverse Alzheimer’s with New STEP Drug in Animal Study

Researchers at Yale School of Medicine have discovered a new drug compound that reverses the brain deficits of Alzheimer's disease in an animal model....

Probiotic Use Linked to Severe Bloating and Mental Impairment

Probiotic use may result in a significant accumulation of bacteria in the small intestine that can lead to disorienting brain "fog" and rapid, significant...

Magnesium Levels Vital to Aging Brain Health

November is National Alzheimer's Awareness Month and the serious issues of cognitive health will be in the spotlight in the coming weeks. The medical...

Brain Aging Accelerated by Lack of Sleep in Adults

Researchers at Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School Singapore (Duke-NUS) have found evidence that the less older adults sleep, the faster their brains age. These findings,...

Early Gut Bacteria Regulate Happiness

UCC scientists have shown that brain levels of serotonin, the 'happy hormone' are regulated by the amount of bacteria in the gut during early life. Their research is being published June 12 in the international psychiatry journal, Molecular Psychiatry.

Developing Diabetes in Middle Age Increases Loss of Brain Cells Later...

People who develop diabetes and high blood pressure in middle age are more likely to have brain cell loss and other damage to the...

New Study – Cinnamon Reverses, Halts Progression of Parkinson’s Disease in...

Neurological scientists at Rush University Medical Center report that cinnamon, a common food spice and flavoring material, can reverse the biomechanical, cellular and anatomical changes...

Study Finds ‘Portal 2’ Better at Improving Cognitive Skills Than ‘Luminosity’

A trio of researchers at Florida State University has conducted a small study the results of which suggest that the video game Portal 2...

Even The Smallest Stroke Can Damage Brain Tissue And Impair Cognitive...

Blocking a single tiny blood vessel in the brain can harm neural tissue and even alter behavior, a new study from the University of California, San Diego has shown. But these consequences can be mitigated by a drug already in use, suggesting treatment that could slow the progress of dementia associated with cumulative damage to miniscule blood vessels that feed brain cells. The team reports their results in the Dec. 16 advance online edition of Nature Neuroscience.