Friday, July 19, 2019

Common Antidepressant Slows Alzheimer’s Disease, Lowers Production of Amyloid Beta

A commonly prescribed antidepressant can reduce production of the main ingredient in Alzheimer's brain plaques, according to new research at Washington University School of...

Inexpensive ‘Party Drug’ Offers Hope for Severe Depression

A new study using ketamine to treat people with treatment-resistant depression has been carried out  by researchers at the University of Oxford. "Ketamine is...

New Study Reveals Sleep Protects Against Brain Damage

A new study from Uppsala University, Sweden, shows that one night of sleep deprivation increases morning blood concentrations of Neuron-Specific Enolase (NSE) and Calcium Binding...

Strawberry Compound Reduces Symptoms of Diabetes and Alzheimer’s Related Memory Loss

Ongoing investigations conducted in the Salk Institute's Cellular Neurobiology Laboratory (CNL) have shown that fisetin, a naturally-occurring antioxidant flavonoid found in fruits and vegetables such...

Blueberry-Rich Nutritional Supplement Improves Cognitive Performance in Older Adults

Declines in the underlying brain skills needed to think, remember and learn are normal in aging. In fact, this cognitive decline is a fact...

Disrupted Sleep Linked to Neurodegenerative Conditions, Alzheimer’s Disease

Broken Cellular 'Clock' Linked to Brain Damage A new discovery may help explain the surprisingly strong connections between sleep problems and neurodegenerative conditions such as...

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...

Hardening of Arteries Linked to Plaques in Brain

Even for elderly people with no signs of dementia, those with hardening of the arteries are more likely to also have the beta-amyloid plaques...

New Study Reveals How Brain Flushes out Toxins During Sleep

Sleep Clears Brain of Molecules Associated With Neurodegeneration A good night's sleep literally clears the mind. Researchers have shown for the first time how the...

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...

Translating Nature’s Library Yields Drug Leads for AIDS, Cancer, Alzheimer’s Disease

An ingredient, prostratin, derived from a medicinal tea traditionally brewed from tree bark by tribal healers on the South Pacific island of Samoa is...

Omega-3 Reduces ADHD Symptoms in New Animal Study

A new multidisciplinary study shows a clear connection between the intake of omega-3 fatty acids and a decline in ADHD symptoms in rats. Researchers at...