People who exercise in areas with high air pollution levels show less benefit from their physical activity when it comes to markers for certain brain diseases.
Age-related macular degeneration and lupus share a common contributor to inflammation. The findings could help researchers develop new treatments for those conditions, and other conditions associated with inflammation.
Spending time enjoying the sunshine may help protect children and young adults from developing multiple sclerosis, a new study reports. Sun exposure boosts vitamin D levels and helps stimulate immune cells. Researchers report vitamin D may alter the bi…
Chains of fatty acids in the lysosome that are one-half nanometer longer than normal-length chains were associated with a degenerative form of Gaucher disease, a genetic condition related to Parkinson’s disease.
A newly developed self-assessment test of cognitive function can help detect early signs of dementia sooner than commonly used office-based cognitive tests.
Deficits in the dentate gyrus function that causes memory problems may be associated with epileptic seizures a new study reports. The abnormal activity leads to over-extinction, spurring on seizures.
Sildenafil, an FDA-approved drug to treat erectile dysfunction (Viagra) and pulmonary hypertension, appears to be a promising candidate to prevent and treat Alzheimer’s disease.
Cataract surgery was associated with a 30% reduction in dementia risk for older adults, a new study reports.
Walking exercise on a treadmill improves cognitive abilities, including learning and memory, and preserves hippocampal volume in people with relapse-remitting multiple sclerosis.
Older people who experience elevated heart rates are at increased risk for developing dementia, researchers report.
The dSlo2 channel appears to play a role in suppressing hyperactivity in the brain that causes epileptic seizures.
Microglia, a key immune cell in the brain, appears to mediate the relationship between the gut microbiome and amyloid-beta deposits in male mouse models of Alzheimer’s disease.
A drug currently being tested in cancer clinical trials appears to prevent dysfunction in an immune cell signaling pathway associated with Alzheimer’s disease. Blocking the pathway could prevent Alzheimer’s from developing and slow the progression of s…
A neuroimaging study reveals significant structural differences in the brain of fetuses exposed to alcohol. Researchers found alcohol exposed fetuses had increased volume in the corpus callosum and decreased volume in the periventricular zone of the br…
A unique subset of group 3 innate lymphoid cells spurs T cells to attack myelinated nerve fibers in mouse models of multiple sclerosis.
Amateur boxers, specifically those who boxed during their youth, are twice as likely to develop Alzheimer’s disease than those who didn’t.
A new study sheds light on the genetic causes of a range of neurodegenerative disorders, including ALS, Parkinson’s disease, and Huntington’s disease, and determines factors that impact the age of onset as well as disease severity.
The form in which isomers take can increase the risk of developing dementia, researchers report. Drugs in development to improve autophagy may help prevents Alzheimer’s from developing.
Researchers have developed a new, non-invasive method to remove dysfunctional brain circuitry and surgically treat neurological conditions. The technique, called PING, uses focused ultrasound combined with microbubbles to penetrate the blood-brain barr…
Physical activity appears to reduce microglial activation and improve cognition in the aging human brain, researchers report.