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 [...]

It’s No Longer a Theory – Inflammation is Proven to Grow Brain Plaques

By |2020-09-21T10:25:10+00:00September 21st, 2020|Brain Science|

Beta amyloid plaques and tau tangles are well known hallmarks of Alzheimer's disease. But over the last decade, a third hallmark has emerged – a more significant one in my opinion: the presence of a sustained inflammatory immune response in the brain. The relentless activation of immune cells is linked to amyloid and tau plaque [...]

Dousing Chronic Brain Inflammation that Leads to Alzheimer’s

By |2020-08-24T12:42:50+00:00August 24th, 2020|Brain Science|

I’ve often discussed the fact that research into Alzheimer’s disease and other types of dementia has increasingly shown how inflammation in the brain wreaks havoc on your memory. The new attention on brain inflammation has put medical researchers into a fast and furious mode as they try to figure out exactly when and how inflammatory [...]

Century-Old Natural Therapy Reverses Alzheimer’s & Brain Aging

By |2020-08-17T12:39:47+00:00August 17th, 2020|Brain Science|

Mary was only 58 years old, yet her cognitive abilities had already declined to the point of someone many years older, and any hope for Mary regaining her memory or maintaining independence was slim. So, with nothing to lose, two clinicians suggested a therapy that's FDA-approved for various health conditions, but not for treating Alzheimer's. [...]

Space Travel Damages the Brain (This Finding Could Lead to New Answers for Dementia)

By |2020-05-04T13:23:35+00:00May 4th, 2020|Brain Science|

Before astronauts are allowed to travel to Mars, scientists say they need to understand the impact of extended space flight on the body. Up until now, few men or women have remained in space long enough to know how the body would respond to a journey of nine months or longer. But a new study [...]

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