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Scientists find new protein which can modify our memory and brain function


Researchers from the University of Southern California have developed a new tool that may help to map the connections within the brain and control the activity of the neurons associated with memory.  This means that it could be possible to target and modify brain activity and neuronal connectivity without using chemicals or drugs. While it’s already possible to modulate neuronal ...

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Scientists discover a new protein that helps us to forget

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Scientists from The Scripps Research Institute in Florida have discovered a new protein that’s involved in the signalling process for forgetting. The protein, which scientists have named Scribble, appears to control the intracellular signalling process that allows us to forget. The finding could lead the way for new treatments for memory disorders Our brain has a system in place to ...

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Atherosclerosis is ‘Alzheimer’s Disease’ of the Blood Vessels

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A new study from scientists at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis suggests that atherosclerosis, plaque which builds up on the inner walls of arteries, is ‘Alzheimer’s disease’ of the blood vessels. By studying mice and samples of tissue from human arteries, the researchers discovered that this accumulation occurs due to processes which are similar to those which ...

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A new discovery may hold the key to future ALS treatment

A new discovery may hold the key to future ALS treatment

Scientists at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine have been successful in identifying the structure of the neuronal protein clumps associated with ALS, which is also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. Their research, which was published online, has given the scientific community the evidence it needs to conclude that these toxic clumps play a significant part in the ...

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Lewy Body Dementia Brought into The Spotlight

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Lewy body dementia has been brought to our attention again this month as it’s the anniversary of the death of actor and comedian Robin Williams. While depression was thought to be the cause of his death, his widow has stated that the debilitating brain disease, Lewy body dementia (LBD) was to blame. The disease was only found during his autopsy, ...

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Could A Compound In Red Wine Help To Treat Alzheimer’s?

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Recent research carried out at Georgetown University Medical Center in Washington, D.C. suggests that Resveratrol, a compound that’s found in red wine, could be of therapeutic benefit for people with Alzheimer’s disease. Resveratrol appears to have an effect on the levels of a protein known as amyloid-beta40, which is seen to decline in the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) as symptoms of ...

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Obese People Are More Likely to Develop Meningioma

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People who are obese are 50% more likely to develop a common type of brain tumour known as a meningioma. This statistic was revealed in a new study carried out by scientists at the German University of Regensburg, and published in a recent edition of the journal Neurology. The study, which looked at data from over 6,000 people with brain ...

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Recent Study Discovers Link Between Inflammation and ALS


A recent study carried out by researchers at New York’s McMaster University and the Icahn School of Medicine has identified a protein, which is usually found in people with degenerative diseases such as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also has an important role to play in defending the body against viruses. More commonly known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, is a rare ...

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