Sevoflurane, an anesthetic, causes tau to leave neurons and enter microglia. This stimulates the production of interleukin-6, leading to inflammation and cognitive impairment.
Lower serum levels of the sugar metabolite GlcNAc was associated with progressive disability and neurodegeneration in patients with multiple sclerosis.
78% of female prisoners had a history of severe head injury, most of which occurred in the context of domestic violence. 66% of prisoners experienced repeated head injuries spanning several years.
Retinal scans can help researchers detect Alzheimer’s disease and track its progression in those with the APOE4 genetic risk factor for the neurodegenerative disorder. The scans can detect blood vessel deterioration linked to the genetic biomarker.
Mice with cytokine IL-23 dysregulation who consumed foods containing the artificial colorants FD&C Red 40 and Yellow developed colitis, a new study reports.
NapA, a protein associated with the peptidoglycan of Borrelia burgdorferi, plays an amplifying role in causing inflammation in Lyme disease associated arthritis.
A new large-scale study links smoking and cardiovascular disease to an increased risk of developing dementia. Smoking and cardiovascular disease impact memory and learning throughout adulthood, starting at age 18. Researchers say smoking has the bigges…
A new case study reveals medical marijuana may provide rapid relief for sufferers of chronic itch. Researchers say THC attaches itself to brain receptors that influence the nervous system. This reduces inflammation and nervous system activity, leading …
A new brain-computer interface could help thousands of people with neurodegenerative disorders and spinal cord injuries the ability to regain communication skills. The BCI, in combination with a machine learning algorithm, can generate words on a scree…
Kirtan Kriya, a simple meditation practice that centers on psychological and spiritual wellbeing, may help to reduce some Alzheimer’s related risk factors and improve cognition in older adults.
Combining αGITR antibodies with ICBs resulted in stronger survival benefits in mouse models of human glioblastoma brain cancer.
Gray matter was reduced in areas of the frontal gyri of patients with COVID-19. Significant gray matter reductions were seen in those who received oxygen therapy and in those who reported fever. The findings suggest coronavirus affects the frontotempor…
People with a poor sense of smell are 50% more likely to be hospitalized for pneumonia than those with a good sense of smell.
A new study reports the number of people reporting chronic pain is rising across every age group and demographic.
Neurological symptoms associated with COVID-19, from losing the sense of smell to stroke, are linked to a six-fold higher risk of dying as a result of coronavirus.
DP-ASL, a new neuroimaging technique may help researchers identify early blood-brain barrier dysfunction associated with SVD.
A new neuroimaging technique captures the brain in motion in real-time, generating a 3D view and with improved detail. The new technology could help clinicians to spot hard-to-detect neurological conditions.
Damage to highly connected regions of white matter in the brain following injury is more predictive of cognitive impairment than damage to highly connected gray matter hubs.
Both sleep and seizures reduce heart rate, a new study into mortality and epilepsy reveal. Seizures also disrupt the natural regulation of sleep-related changes. This can sometimes prove deadly and increase the risk of sudden death in epilepsy patients.
Study reveals the molecular clues as to why some neurons are susceptible to death in Alzheimer’s disease while others aren’t.