Could CRISPR gene therapy help treat Alzheimer's disease?

Posted in Medicine on 21st Jul, 2023
by Alex Muller

Once the DNA is cut, scientists can replace faulty genes with a healthy one, remove problematic genes or even introduce new genes altogether.

Scientists Describe Lifestyle Choices That Can Slow Memory Decline

Posted in Medicine, Science on 29th Jan, 2023
by Alex Muller

In this group the combination of several healthy lifestyle behaviours also slowed the rate of memory decline, suggesting significant benefits can be garnered from lifestyle changes even in those with a genetic risk for Alzheimer's.

New Trial Finds First-Ever Alzheimer's Drug To Slow Cognitive Decline

Posted in Medicine, Science on 30th Sep, 2022
by Alex Muller

"The prospect of a disease-modifying drug for Alzheimer's disease is an exciting one, which could improve many lives."

Huge Genetic Study Suggests Alcohol Accelerates Biological Aging and Cognitive Decline

Posted in Medicine, Science on 28th Jul, 2022
by Alex Muller

Various studies have revealed that alcohol permanently damages DNA, directly causes cancer, contributes to cognitive decline and early-onset dementia, and can shrink the brain to the equivalent of 10 years of aging.

Modified MRI Spies The Early Signs Of Parkinson's Disease

Posted in Medicine on 26th Jul, 2022
by Alex Muller

The technology could also be used to track fine structural changes in the brain as a way of monitoring disease progression.