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Could Experimental Gene Therapy Help Alzheimer’s Patients?

Scientists at the San Diego School of Medicine at the University of California have reported their findings into experimental gene therapy as a way to help patients with Alzheimer’s. Through their research they found that they were able to get degenerating neurons to respond to an experimental gene therapy. The therapy involved injecting nerve growth factor into the cells, the ...

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IPC Devices Could be Used to Reduce the Risk of DVT in Immobile Stroke Patients

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has recommended that Intermittent Pneumatic Compression (IPC) stockings could be used to reduce the risk of Deep Vein Thrombosis in stroke patients. This recommendation has been welcomed by Dr. Kate Holmes, the Assistant Director of Research at the Stroke Association, particularly as this is a reversal of a previous decision made ...

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New Research Could Give Us a Better Understanding of Autism

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New research, which hopes to discover the origins of autism, has been carried out by Flora Vaccarino, a Yale physician and neurobiologist, and her colleagues. Using reprogrammed skin cells, the scientists were able to grow a large group of miniature proto-brains in their lab, which they hoped would show the early days of the brain’s development. By studying these clusters ...

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The Difficulties in Diagnosing and Treating Alzheimer’s Disease

Diagnosing and Treating Alzheimer’s Disease

Until scientists have a clear understanding of what Alzheimer’s disease is, we’re unlikely to find a treatment. That’s the claim being made by Reisa Sperling, a professor of neurology at Harvard University. While we can see the effects of Alzheimer’s and predict how it will progress, we still don’t know much about the reasons why it affects certain people or ...

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New Study Sheds Light on Newly Discovered Brain Cells and their Role in Navigating our Surroundings

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A new study out of Dartmouth College is beginning to illuminate the role that our brain cells play in determining our physical location and direction. These findings are important in contributing to a better understanding of the neural mechanisms that determine our ability to efficiently navigate our surrounding environment. Knowing where we are in space is fundamental A functional component ...

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Are Extroverts Healthier than Introverts?

Are Extroverts Healthier than Introverts?

As more research accumulates on how our emotions physically affect our bodies and our health, studies are also showing that, in addition to what we’re feeling, our personalities also play a huge part in how we approach life, and therefore, how healthy we are. The immune responses of extroverts and introverts A recent study that set out to map the ...

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The Disease-preventative Benefits of Drinking Coffee

Benefits of Drinking Coffee

More and more scientific studies have been producing results that daily coffee consumption conveys numerous positive health benefits. Drinking coffee has been linked to improvements in memory, reaction times, energy levels, mood elevation, and numerous additional cognitive functions. Alzheimer’s disease The research is in, and it’s claiming that regular coffee drinkers can reduce their chance of developing Alzheimer’s disease by ...

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