Category: "Memory"

Study suggests possible role for caffeine in Alzheimer’s Treatment Plans

Study suggests possible role for caffeine in Alzheimer’s Treatment Plans

The proposed link between caffeine and reductions in the beta amyloid plaque accumulation characteristic of Alzheimer’s disease (AD) suggest a possible role for caffeine in AD treatment. The latest evidence linking beta amyloid protein to Alzheimer’s disease and exploring the relationship between caffeine and beta amyloid are featured in a review article in Journal of […]

Researchers Discover Protein Relationship Linked to Brain Malformation

Researchers Discover Protein Relationship Linked to Brain Malformation

Researchers uncover relationship between two proteins linked to cerebral cavernous malformations Researchers have uncovered new details about the relationship between two proteins associated with the formation of cerebral cavernous malformations, a little understood neurovascular disorder. The study appears in The Journal of Cell Biology. Cerebral cavernous malformations (CCM) are abnormal groups of small blood vessels […]

Big data helps discover gephyrin protein’s connection in human history, epilepsy

Big data helps discover gephyrin protein’s connection in human history, epilepsy

Big data: It’s a term we read and hear about often, but is hard to grasp. Computer scientists at Washington University in St. Louis’ School of Engineering & Applied Science tackled some big data about an important protein and discovered its connection in human history as well as clues about its role in complex neurological […]

March 26 is PURPLE DAY!

March 26 is PURPLE DAY!

Epilepsy is the most common serious neurological condition in the world. An estimated 50+ million people across the globe are currently living with seizures. Epilepsy is more than three times as common as multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease and cerebral palsy. Sadly however, due to the longstanding social stigmas and misconceptions associated with epilepsy, many people do […]

New scoring system may help predict memory and thinking problems in elderly people

New scoring system may help predict memory and thinking problems in elderly people

Researchers have developed a new scoring system to help determine which elderly people may be at a higher risk of developing the memory and thinking problems that can lead to dementia, according to a new study published in the March 18, 2015, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. […]

Epilepsy drug may reverse memory loss of potential Alzheimer’s patients

Epilepsy drug may reverse memory loss of potential Alzheimer’s patients

A common epilepsy drug may reverse a condition that impairs memory in elderly patients and increases the risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease, suggests a study published this week in the journal NeuroImage: Clinical. The drug, atypical antiepileptic levetiracetam, reduced over-activity in the brains of patients with amnestic mild cognitive impairment (aMCI), a condition marked by […]

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