How One Little-Known Neurological Illness is Robbing People of Body and Mind (Plus, what to do about it!)

By |2021-04-09T17:15:53+00:00April 9th, 2021|Brain Science|

There is no diagnostic test, objective measure or clear sign that chronic fatigue syndrome exists, still health authorities are beginning to accept that this syndrome is a real medical condition. Even so, the illness, sometimes called myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME), is not always taken seriously by health care providers, with some patients complaining of hostile interactions [...]

Brain Cells Vulnerable to Alzheimer’s 
Identified For The First Time

By |2021-02-15T12:09:53+00:00February 15th, 2021|Brain Science|

In Alzheimer's disease, some types of brain cells are affected very early on, while others escape the disease process until much later. What causes this difference in vulnerability? Finding the answer to this question could pave the way for new targeted treatment strategies. When a team of scientists sought to solve this mystery, they made [...]

Miracle Drug Restores Lost Memory
 in Days

By |2021-02-08T14:39:27+00:00February 8th, 2021|Brain Science|

Doctors and scientists tell us nothing can be done about age-related cognitive decline. Losing our mental faculties to some extent is an inevitable part of aging. But what if they're wrong? What if - instead of brain cells becoming damaged or worn out - a blockage occurs that stops them from functioning normally? And by [...]

Without These “Memory-Making” Brain Cells,
 Your Memory Quickly Fails

By |2021-02-01T14:45:27+00:00February 1st, 2021|Brain Science|

Although neuroscientists have spent most of their research efforts investigating how the brain’s neurons affect memory, they recently discovered another type of cell in the brain that’s just as vital for our intellectual abilities. They’re called glial cells, and new research reveals they’re essential for making long-term memories. In fact, the latest research shows that [...]

Artificial Intelligence Test Measures Language Skills to Predict Alzheimer’s Disease

By |2021-01-04T12:38:32+00:00January 4th, 2021|Brain Science|

Doctors agree that early diagnosis can have a positive impact on the course of almost every disease, and Alzheimer’s is no different. There’s a new study that points to the ability of artificial intelligence (AI) to predict whether a person will go on to develop the disease. This method involves using AI to measure simple [...]

Could This New Drug Make Old Brains Sharp Again?

By |2020-12-25T14:19:00+00:00December 25th, 2020|Brain Science|

Researchers in California claim they’ve stumbled onto a potential new way to treat old, slow-thinking brains and make them behave like quick young ones. The experimental drug was discovered mostly by chance while researchers were combing through 100,000 different molecules to see if any had beneficial effects. Tests of this drug show that a very [...]

Banishing Brain Fog

By |2020-12-18T14:16:35+00:00December 18th, 2020|Brain Science|

When brain fog leaves you feeling sluggish and unfocused a large part of the time it can make you irritable, disorganized, anxious and fatigued. In fact, it can make for a very low quality of life. Unfortunately, research into brain fog shows that the older you get, the more you’re at risk for this crippling [...]

Why the Blood-Brain Barrier May Hold the Key to Preventing & Diagnosing Alzheimer’s

By |2020-12-07T15:02:17+00:00December 7th, 2020|Brain Science|

As I've often pointed out, many researchers and drug companies who investigate brain health have been obsessed with eliminating the misshapen proteins – called amyloid and tau – that collect in the brains of some Alzheimer's sufferers. Yet, as I’ve also said before, those studies show time and again that doing away with these proteins, [...]

Is This the Reason Why so Many Drugs Have Failed to Beat Alzheimer’s Disease?

By |2020-11-16T13:58:45+00:00November 16th, 2020|Brain Science|

For more than a decade now researchers have tried to “cure” Alzheimer’s disease by clearing away beta amyloid plaques and tau proteins with drugs. But, as we’ve reported repeatedly in this newsletter, clinical trials on these drug therapies have shown that eliminating the proteins does nothing to improve Alzheimer’s-related memory loss. Now, researchers point to [...]

High-Tech Headband Provides an Early Warning of Dementia

By |2020-10-26T15:38:25+00:00October 26th, 2020|Brain Science|

Researchers have been working on blood tests, eye tests, even sense of smell tests-- all in an attempt to uncover a screening tool that reveals the very earliest signs of dementia, long before symptoms appear. As they search for what some have called the holy grail of neuroscience, a group of dementia researchers in Boston [...]

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