cognitive decline
Researchers Develop Potential Blood Test for Alzheimer’s Disease
Researchers Develop Potential Blood Test for Alzheimer’s Disease
Catherine Offord | Feb 2, 2018
The test uses levels of plasma amyloid-β to estimate the buildup of protein plaques in the brain.
Equivocal Findings of Alzheimer’s Trial Using Young Blood
Equivocal Findings of Alzheimer’s Trial Using Young Blood
Catherine Offord | Nov 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.
How Microbes May Influence Our Behavior
How Microbes May Influence Our Behavior
Amy Lewis | Sep 1, 2017
Researchers are piecing together the links between the gut microbiome and mental health.
Evidence Lacking for Brain-Training Products
Evidence Lacking for Brain-Training Products
Ben Andrew Henry | Oct 4, 2016
A literature review finds little evidence that commercial brain-training games can improve everyday cognitive performance, citing methodological shortcomings.
Immunotherapy for Alzheimer’s Disease Shows Promise
Immunotherapy for Alzheimer’s Disease Shows Promise
Alison F. Takemura | Aug 31, 2016
Biogen’s aducanumab reduces amyloid-β plaques in a dose-dependent manner, according to interim results of a Phase 1b clinical trial.
Cognitive Decline More Swift in Women
Cognitive Decline More Swift in Women
Kerry Grens | Jul 22, 2015
Mental agility in women deteriorates at twice the rate of that in men, according to a study of people with mild cognitive impairment.
Opinion: Can the Brain Be Trained?
Opinion: Can the Brain Be Trained?
Erin Abner | Mar 23, 2015
Online brain-training is gaining popularity, but so far little evidence exists to support claims of improved cognition.
NIDA Weighs In on Pot
NIDA Weighs In on Pot
Bob Grant | Jun 9, 2014
Addiction is one among many potential adverse effects of the increasingly popular drug, according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse.
Sex-Biased Alzheimer’s Variant
Sex-Biased Alzheimer’s Variant
Kerry Grens | Apr 14, 2014
Women with a notorious variant of a gene involved in Alzheimer’s, APOE4, are much more likely than men with the variant to develop the neurodegenerative disease.
Video Game Boosts Multitasking Skills
Video Game Boosts Multitasking Skills
Chris Palmer | Sep 4, 2013
Training for several hours with a racing video game improves the multitasking abilities of 60- to 85-year-olds for up to six months.