After nearly 16 years, the U.S. has agreed to import beef from Ireland—the first European country to get the go-ahead since the epidemic of mad cow disease swept the continent In the 1980s and 1990s.
A blow to the head can sometimes unmask hidden artistic or intellectual gifts
A Colombian university is providing regular workshops on brain basics and genetics to grade schoolers from families who face a high risk of developing Alzheimer's in the prime of life from a rare genetic mutation.
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A growing population of elderly people with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia in China threatens to overwhelm the country’s social support systems
Scientists are studying them together to find underlying causes
Activating the gene with drugs such as lithium could prevent or slow cognitive decline
If it's good for the heart, it could also be good for the neurons, astrocytes and oligodendrocytes, cells that make up the main items on the brain's parts list.
Have you been forgetful lately? Any difficulty concentrating? Trouble recalling names? Answer “yes” to even one question like that, and there are some who want you to head to a clinic for memory screening.
In 2010, the National Institutes of Health held a conference to determine what measures, including behavioral steps like exercise and diet, could be taken to reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s.
Until very recently, the only way to provide a firm diagnosis of Alzheimer’s was through a brain autopsy. Things are starting to change.
A documentary captures people with dementia reconnecting to emotions and lost memories through music
Scientists suspect that, along with genetic factors, toxins and pollutants may increase the risk of developing this debilitating disorder