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Cutting-Edge Brain Therapy Lifts Lagging Memory At Any Age

By |2022-11-11T12:15:10+00:00November 11th, 2022|Brain Science|

A brain training program using computers has been shown to reduce the risk of dementia in seniors. So has stimulating the brain with a mild electrical current. What would happen if doctors used both cutting-edge therapies together? That’s what researchers from the U.K., Italy and Canada wanted to find out. Here’s what you need to [...]

Why Not Everyone With Brain Plaque Gets Alzheimer’s Disease

By |2022-10-31T10:18:33+00:00October 31st, 2022|Brain Science|

Reducing thick, sticky plaques made up of amyloid-beta proteins in the brains of Alzheimer’s patients has been the focus of scientists for decades. And yet, they have almost nothing to show for it-- removing those plaques doesn’t cure Alzheimer’s disease. A new study suggests a reason why and, if true, will usher in a completely [...]

What If Alzheimer’s Isn’t A Brain Disease? A Canadian Scientist’s New Discovery…

By |2022-10-24T10:08:13+00:00October 24th, 2022|Brain Science|

Has Dr. Donald Weaver lost his mind? How can he possibly suggest Alzheimer’s isn’t a brain disease? But hold on. What he’s saying about the cause of Alzheimer’s disease makes more sense than appears at first sight. Although the disease shows up in the brain, its foundation might lie elsewhere. And that’s within the immune [...]

Zapping The Brain Boosts Memory

By |2022-09-30T11:26:59+00:00September 30th, 2022|Brain Science|

A new technology could come to the rescue of people who are suffering either short-term or long-term memory loss. Even more exciting, it can restore memory in a way that’s fast, safe, non-invasive, and free of side effects. Experts describe the most recent findings using the new technique as “extremely promising,” “quite remarkable,” “very exciting,” [...]

Claims of Fraud In Alzheimer’s Research

By |2022-09-13T13:02:51+00:00September 9th, 2022|Brain Science|

It’s one of the most cited scientific articles on Alzheimer’s ever published - a breakthrough 2006 study that identified amyloid beta star 56 as the cause of memory loss in mice. This single study led to billions of dollars in funding and a major research effort to find a treatment that would sweep the damaging [...]

Can One Brain Scan Diagnose Alzheimer’s?

By |2022-08-29T09:51:15+00:00August 29th, 2022|Brain Science|

A patient with suspected Alzheimer's may undergo a range of tests and examinations before a diagnosis is ever reached. This is time consuming, and, in the end, the diagnosis might not even be accurate. The reality is, up until recently, it was very difficult to diagnose Alzheimer’s with certainty until after death, during an autopsy [...]

New Treatment For Alzheimer’s Disease?

By |2022-09-06T03:07:14+00:00August 26th, 2022|Brain Science|

For decades scientists have argued that the protein amyloid beta triggers the process that leads to Alzheimer’s. Others question this and suggest other underlying causes. These include abnormal tau protein metabolism, infections, neurotoxic chemicals, and more. Now, a new potential cause has been added to the list. And if researchers are right, there could be [...]

The Brain Health Secret to Successfully Ending Addiction

By |2022-07-04T11:07:34+00:00July 4th, 2022|Brain Science|

What if you were a doctor and you could successfully treat only 25 percent of the patients who came to you with a particular problem? You’d probably conclude that the condition was a very challenging one. And if you started with the assumption that the condition was due to moral weakness in your patients, your [...]

Revolutionary “Brain Pacemaker” Reverses Symptoms of Parkinson’s Disease

By |2022-06-13T08:21:44+00:00June 13th, 2022|Brain Science|

A hospital in England is the first in the world to implant a deep brain stimulation (DBS) device to deliver electrical impulses to areas of the brain impacted by Parkinson’s. It’s the smallest DBS system ever created, and Tony Howells, the first surgical patient, is thrilled with the results saying, “It’s given me my life [...]

New Nose Spray Shows Promise as an Alzheimer’s Treatment

By |2022-04-25T18:30:04+00:00April 25th, 2022|Brain Science|

When beta amyloid and tau proteins go rogue, they form the characteristic brain plaques and tangles thought to be a cause of Alzheimer's. But inflammation is also an early feature of the disease and strongly involved in its development. Previous attempts to relieve inflammation in Alzheimer's patients have not been successful, but a new study [...]

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