Schizophrenia as whole-body disorder – the 100-year-old idea only now being proven

Posted in Medicine on 2nd Oct, 2019
by Alex Muller

For some time, scientists have observed strong associations between schizophrenia and poor physical health.

Humm unveils wearable that stimulates your brain to improve memory

Posted in Hardware, Medicine on 22nd Aug, 2019
by Alex Muller

The Berkeley, California-based company said it measured a 20% improvement in working memory and a rate of learning that was 120 times faster than a placebo after a 15-minute session with the wearable patch.

Association between liver dysfunction and Alzheimer's disease found in new study

Posted in Medicine on 1st Aug, 2019
by Alex Muller

"While we have focused for too long on studying the brain in isolation, we now have to study the brain as an organ that is communicating with and connected to other organs that support its function and that can contribute to its dysfunction,"

Study links major Alzheimer’s risk gene to lower childhood IQ

Posted in Medicine, Science on 19th Jul, 2019
by Alex Muller

The research reveals those carrying the gene score slightly lower on IQ tests in childhood, implying cognitive decline is apparent at a younger age than ever previously realized.

Renegade immune cells found to raid aging brains and choke new neuron generation

Posted in Medicine on 4th Jul, 2019
by Alex Muller

If this process can be disrupted then it's possible a certain volume of age-related cognitive decline could be prevented.