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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.

Rigorous study explains how a single gut bacteria species can eat Parkinson’s disease drug

Posted in Medicine on 14th Jun, 2019
by Alex Muller

The striking study offers a new insight into why medicines do not work the same way in every person, and better understanding these mechanisms may suggest ways to significantly improve the efficacy drugs we have already developed, instead of producing entirely new ones.

As plaque deposits increase in the aging brain, money management falters

Posted in Medicine on 3rd Jun, 2019
by Alex Muller

Trouble with simple financial tasks may be early sign of dementias such as Alzheimer's