Traumatic Brain Injury Damage May Come From Microbubbles

Microbubbles measured in microns — millionths of a meter — can form in cerebral spinal fluid inside the skull during traumatic brain injuries, according to new research. The “formation and dramatic collapse” of these microbubbles could be responsible for some of the damage in a brain injury, the researchers report.…Continue readingTraumatic Brain Injury Damage May Come From Microbubbles

Oxytocin Could Be Used To Treat Cognitive Disorders Like Alzheimer’s

Oxytocin, the hormone that induces feelings of love and well-being within us, has been found to reverse some of the damage caused by amyloid plaques in the learning and memory center of the brain in an animal model of Alzheimer’s. One of the main causes of Alzheimer’s is the accumulation…Continue readingOxytocin Could Be Used To Treat Cognitive Disorders Like Alzheimer’s

Asthma Drug Salbutamol Shows Potential As Alzheimer’s Treatment

The commonly prescribed asthma drug salbutamol may offer potential as a treatment for Alzheimer’s disease, a new study indicates. Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form of dementia, affecting 47 million people worldwide and its prevalence is expected to triple to more than 130 million cases by 2050. No effective…Continue readingAsthma Drug Salbutamol Shows Potential As Alzheimer’s Treatment

COVID-19 Brain Complications Found Around The Globe

Cases of neurological disease linked to COVID-19 are happening across the globe, a new review by University of Liverpool researchers shows. The study[1] found that strokes, delirium and other brain complications are reported from most countries where there have been large outbreaks of the disease. COVID-19 has been associated mostly…Continue readingCOVID-19 Brain Complications Found Around The Globe

Covid-19 Affects Human Neurons, Mini-Brains Show

The virus that causes COVID-19 can infect organoids made from human brain cells, known as mini-brains, researchers say. Early reports have suggested that more than a third of COVID-19 patients show neurological symptoms, but until now it was not clear whether the virus infects human brain cells. Through their use of…Continue readingCovid-19 Affects Human Neurons, Mini-Brains Show

Antioxidant Combination Key To Preventing Alzheimer’s Disease

A diet rich in nutrients and antioxidants may prevent or even reverse the effects of Alzheimer’s disease, research from The University of Western Australia indicates. The study found that taking a combination of antioxidants at increasing doses was more beneficial at preventing the debilitating disease than any other treatment currently…Continue readingAntioxidant Combination Key To Preventing Alzheimer’s Disease

Genetic Malfunction Of Brain Astrocytes Triggers Migraine

A genetic dysfunction in specific brain cells strongly influences head pain occurrence, neuroscientists of the University of Zurich report[1]. This familial hemiplegic migraine type 2 (FHM2) causes a malfunction of astrocytes in the cingulate cortex, a brain region that is involved in the feeling of pain. Migraine is one of…Continue readingGenetic Malfunction Of Brain Astrocytes Triggers Migraine