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Neural Activity Plays A Role In Human Aging And Life Span

The brain’s neural activity – long implicated in disorders ranging from dementia to epilepsy – also plays a role in human aging and life span, according to research led by scientists in the Blavatnik Institute at Harvard Medical School. The findings offer the first evidence that the activity of the nervous system affects human longevity. Although […]

Tau-mediated RNA Splicing Errors Linked To Alzheimer’s Disease

A novel mechanistic link between alterations in RNA splicing and tau-mediated neurodegeneration in Alzheimer’s disease us reported in a collaborative study in the journal Cell Reports[1]. The study, led by researchers at Baylor College of Medicine and the Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute at Texas Children’s Hospital, integrates data from human brain autopsy […]

Choline May Hold Clues To Combatting Alzheimer’s Disease

A lifelong dietary regimen of choline holds the potential to prevent Alzheimer’s disease, a new Arizona State University study[1] suggests. Choline is a safe and easy-to-administer nutrient that is naturally present in some foods and can be used as a dietary supplement. Lead author Ramon Velazquez and his colleagues at the ASU-Banner Neurodegenerative Disease Research […]

An Alzheimer’s Study Used Electrostimulation To Evoke Vivid Memories – Here’s What It Could Mean

Alzheimer’s disease is one of the most dreaded diagnoses, and the fear is particularly acute among older people. This complex brain disorder, which usually affects older individuals, can cause many cognitive disabilities, most notably memory impairment. About 5.7 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s disease. In addition, millions of loved ones and caregivers are affected, […]

Neurogenesis Plays Underappreciated Role In Alzheimer’s Disease

Much of the research on the underlying causes of Alzheimer’s disease focuses on amyloid beta, a protein that accumulates in the brain as the disease progresses. Excess amyloid beta (Aß) proteins form clumps or “plaques” that disrupt communication between brain cells and trigger inflammation, eventually leading to widespread loss of neurons and brain tissue. Aß […]