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December 15, 2018

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December 15, 2018

Wiring Diagram of the Brain Provides a Clearer Picture of Brain Scan Data

Dec. 15, 2018 — Neuroscientists have used data from the human brain connectome -- a publicly available 'wiring diagram' of the human brain based on data from thousands of healthy human volunteers -- to ... read more

Neuroscientists Pinpoint Genes Tied to Dementia

Dec. 3, 2018 — A research team has identified genetic processes involved in the neurodegeneration that occurs in dementia -- an important step on the path toward developing therapies that could slow or halt the ... read more

Advanced Imaging Technology Measures Magnetite Levels in the Living Brain

Nov. 27, 2018 — Investigators have used magnetoencephalography -- a technology that measures brain activity by detecting the weak magnetic fields produced by the brain's normal electrical currents -- to measure ... read more

Nov. 27, 2018 — This could be a major step towards a better understanding of the functions of deeply hidden brain compartments, such as the formation of memories, as well as related dysfunctions, including ... read more

Few Laws to Address Growing Issue of Elderly Gun Owners With Dementia

Nov. 26, 2018 — Researchers report that 27 percent of people 65 and older own one or more firearms, and 37 percent live in a home with a firearm present. One study of patients with dementia or related mental health ... read more

Never-Before-Seen DNA Recombination in the Brain Linked to Alzheimer's Disease

Nov. 23, 2018 — Scientists have identified gene recombination in neurons that produces thousands of new gene variants within Alzheimer's disease brains. The study reveals for the first time how the ... read more

MRI Scans Shows Promise in Predicting Dementia

Nov. 20, 2018 — Doctors may one day be able to gauge a patient's risk of dementia with an MRI scan, according to a new study. Using a new technique for analyzing MRI data, researchers were able to predict who ... read more

Slowed Brainwaves Linked to Early Signs of Brain Cells Going Haywire Due to Dementia

Nov. 21, 2018 — To turn back the clock on Alzheimer's disease, many researchers are seeking ways to effectively diagnose the neurodegenerative disorder earlier. One potential way to do this is by tracking a ... read more

Response to Daily Stressors Could Affect Brain Health in Older Adults

Nov. 19, 2018 — Taking typical daily annoyances such as a long wait at the doctor's office or a traffic jam on the freeway in stride may help preserve brain health in older ... read more

How Head Injuries Lead to Serious Brain Diseases

Nov. 16, 2018 — Biologists reveal the hidden molecular basis of brain disorders and provide the first cell atlas of the hippocampus -- the part of the brain that helps regulate learning and memory -- as it is ... read more

Older Adults' Abstract Reasoning Ability Predicts Depressive Symptoms Over Time

Nov. 14, 2018 — Age-related declines in abstract reasoning ability predict increasing depressive symptoms in subsequent years, according to data from a longitudinal study of older adults in ... read more

New Methods to Identify Alzheimer's Drug Candidates With Anti-Aging Properties

Nov. 13, 2018 — Old age is the greatest risk factor for many diseases, including Alzheimer's disease (AD) and cancer. Geroprotectors are a recently identified class of anti-aging compounds. New research has now ... read more

New Insights Into the Aging Brain

Nov. 12, 2018 — A group of scientists investigated why the choroid plexus contains so much more klotho than other brain regions.They showed that klotho functions as a gatekeeper that shields the brain from the ... read more

Alzheimer's and Cardiovascular Disease Share Common Genetics in Some Patients

Nov. 9, 2018 — Genetics may predispose some people to both Alzheimer's disease and high levels of blood lipids such as cholesterol, a common feature of cardiovascular disease, according to a new ... read more

Mild Blast Forces Cause Brain Pathology and Deficits, Despite Lack of Macroscopic Damage

Nov. 9, 2018 — Using a rat model of bTBI, researchers show how even mild exposure to a single blast shock wave is able to induce small but potentially very meaningful pathogenic effects that accumulate with time. ... read more

New Insights Into the Neural Risks and Benefits of Marijuana Use

Nov. 6, 2018 — Research released today underscores both the dangers and the therapeutic promise of marijuana, revealing different effects across the lifespan. Marijuana exposure in the womb or during adolescence ... read more

Nov. 6, 2018 — Artificial intelligence (AI) technology improves the ability of brain imaging to predict Alzheimer's disease, according to a new ... read more

Drinking Coffee May Reduce Your Chances of Developing Alzheimer's, Parkinson's

Nov. 5, 2018 — A new study suggests drinking coffee may protect you against developing both Alzheimer's and Parkinson's ... read more

Disrupted Circadian Rhythms May Drive Anxiety and Exacerbate Brain Disorders

Nov. 5, 2018 — Sleep disruptions are associated with many brain disorders, including anxiety, dementias, and traumatic brain injury. While these disruptions are sometimes viewed as a side effect of brain disorders, ... read more

New Gene Therapy Reprograms Brain Glial Cells Into Neurons

Nov. 5, 2018 — A new gene therapy can turn certain brain glial cells into functioning neurons, which in turn could help repair the brain after a stroke or during neurological disorders like Alzheimer's or ... read more

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