Winners announced for National Institute on Aging dementia care coordination challenge

October 9, 2019

MapHabit, Inc., is the first place winner of the Improving Care for People with Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias Using Technology (iCare-AD/ADRD) Challenge, sponsored by the National Institute on Aging (NIA). The Atlanta-based MapHabit team, led by Stuart Zola, Ph.D., will receive the $250,000 first prize for their mobile device application that helps people with […]

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Blood-brain barrier damage occurs even with mild head trauma

October 3, 2019

In a new study of adolescent and adult athletes, researchers at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Stanford University and Trinity College in Dublin have found evidence of damage to the brain’s protective barrier, without a reported concussion. For the first time, the researchers were able to detect damage to the blood-brain barrier (BBB), which protects […]

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Key to Learning and Forgetting Identified in Sleeping Brain

October 3, 2019

Distinct patterns of electrical activity in the sleeping brain may influence whether we remember or forget what we learned the previous day, according to a new study by UC San Francisco researchers. The scientists were able to influence how well rats learned a new skill by tweaking these brainwaves while animals slept, suggesting potential future […]

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Seafood consumption during pregnancy may improve attention capacity in children

October 3, 2019

A team of scientists from the Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal), a centre supported by “la Caixa,” has studied the relationship between the consumption of various types of seafood during pregnancy and attention capacity in children at eight years of age. The results, published in the International Journal of Epidemiology, show that eating a […]

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Follow-up study indicates that common nutrient supplementation may hold the answers to combatting Alzheimer’s

October 3, 2019

In a new study, Biodesign researchers reveal that a lifelong dietary regimen of choline holds the potential to prevent Alzheimer’s disease (AD). Choline is a safe and easy-to-administer nutrient that is naturally present in some foods and can be used as a dietary supplement. Lead author Ramon Velazquez and his colleagues at the ASU-Banner Neurodegenerative […]

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Benefits and Safety of FODMAP Diet in Children

September 25, 2019

The low FODMAP diet, a diet low in carbohydrates that trigger digestive symptoms like bloating and stomach pain, is a useful treatment in children and adolescents with gastrointestinal problems, new University of Otago research confirms. The Otago research involved a clinical review of 29 children from Christchurch Public Hospital aged between 4 and 17 who […]

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Vitamin D and Fish Oil Show Promise in Prevention of Cancer Death and Heart Attacks

September 25, 2019

—The VITamin D and OmegA-3 Trial (VITAL) is the largest and most recent to test whether vitamin D or fish oil can effectively prevent cancer or cardiovascular disease. Results to date have been mixed but show promise for some outcomes, now confirmed by updated pooled (meta) analyses. The latest results from VITAL will be presented […]

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Probes shed new light on Alzheimer’s cause

September 25, 2019

Rice University researchers have found a way to track the formation of soluble amyloid beta peptide aggregates implicated in the onset of Alzheimer’s disease. The Rice lab of Angel Martí reported its development of a ruthenium-based fluorescent complex that binds to soluble, oligomeric amyloid beta peptides. As the peptides come together to form the large […]

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Gum disease linked with higher risk of hypertension

September 25, 2019

People with gum disease (periodontitis) have a greater likelihood of high blood pressure (hypertension), according to a study published today in Cardiovascular Research, a journal of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC). Senior author Professor Francesco D’Aiuto of UCL Eastman Dental Institute, UK, said: “We observed a linear association — the more severe periodontitis is, […]

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High-fat diets affect your brain, not just your physical appearance

September 18, 2019

Much research has pointed to how an unhealthy diet correlates to obesity, but has not explored how diet can bring about neurological changes in the brain. A recent Yale study has discovered that high-fat diets contribute to irregularities in the hypothalamus region of the brain, which regulates body weight homeostasis and metabolism. Led by Sabrina […]

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