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Equivocal Findings of Alzheimer’s Trial Using Young Blood

By Catherine Offord | November 6, 2017

A team of Stanford University researchers say that administering young people’s blood plasma to Alzheimer’s patients could improve cognitive function, but the results have been criticized.

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Recovering Lost Memories

By Jef Akst | March 21, 2016

Researchers use optogenetics to induce recall in an Alzheimer’s mouse model, suggesting the disease may not destroy memories permanently.

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Opinion: The Present and Future of Neurogenomics

By Joseph J. Higgins | June 13, 2013

Support the BRAIN Initiative, but don’t overlook the neurogenomic diagnostics that are already driving breakthroughs in brain and rare neurological disorders.

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Non-coding Repeats Cause Peptide Clumps

By Ruth Williams | February 7, 2013

Protein aggregates in the brains of some people with dementia or motor neuron disease have a surprising origin.

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Junior Seau Had Brain Trauma

By Beth Marie Mole | January 10, 2013

An NIH study finds that the former NFL linebacker who committed suicide last May had signs of degenerative brain disease.

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Bees Reverse Brain Aging

By Jef Akst | July 6, 2012

Older foraging bees experience a change in brain chemistry when they revert to nest duties typically given to younger individuals.

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Signs of Neuro-problems?

By Jef Akst | February 17, 2012

The likelihood of developing dementia later in life may be predicted by the speed at which people walk, while grip strength may predict stroke.

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Death or Damage of Dopamine Neurons

By Bobby Thomas and M. Flint Beal | February 1, 2011

The hallmark pathology of Parkinson’s disease is the damage and death of dopamine producing neurons in the brain. 

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