TagAlzheimer’s Disease

The brain is considered one of the most important organs in the human body because of its ability to process a tremendous amount of information very rapidly. We, as human beings, have a larger brain compared to many other mammals, but how exactly does that affect us? In other words, does having a larger brain … Read More

There are over 44 million individuals worldwide currently living with Alzheimer’s disease, an irreversible and progressive neurodegenerative disease that is most common among individuals over the age of 65. Alzheimer’s disease is described as a type of dementia that interferes with memory, thinking and behavior. Symptoms usually begin with difficulty remembering newly learned information, then escalate into … Read More

Alzheimer’s is one of the most common diseases that people develop as they age. As a neurodegenerative disease, it is an irreversible brain disease in which memory and overall brain function slowly deteriorate and are destroyed altogether. However, a 2014 study from Stanford may prove the exact opposite—that Alzheimer’s can be reversed. A type of immune cell called microglia … Read More

It seems that every week, there is a new superfood being publicized as a miracle cure-all, making it hard to distinguish what is true from what is being overly exaggerated. One such food,  Medium Chain Triglyceride (MCT), has recently found its way into the spotlight. Fortunately, its health benefits do not seem exaggerated, as they are supported by … Read More

Millions of people around the world suffer from Alzheimer’s Disease, a neurodegenerative disease most commonly associated with a loss of memory. It is estimated that Alzheimer’s Disease is the third leading cause of death for the elderly, behind cancer and heart disease. To this day, there is no cure for Alzheimer’s Disease. Embed from Getty … Read More

Good news teenagers: a little extra sleep might have more benefits than previously thought. New research with fruit flies shows that a few extra hours of shut eye might hold the key to restoring the memory lost to neurodegenerative diseases. Fruit flies have traditionally been used for scientific studies because they have a well mapped genome (DNA) … Read More

Researchers from the Keck School of Medicine at USC have made another step in the fight against Alzheimer’s Disease, a type of dementia that causes memory loss and cognitive dysfunction. Our brains are protected by something called the Blood Brain Barrier (BBB), a semi-permeable membrane that protects the brain from toxins, bacteria, hormones, neurotransmitters, and other … Read More

Vampires may have figured out the connection between eternal life and blood long ago, but they got the drinking part wrong. Scientists conducting aging research have discovered that through the sharing of blood circulation between old and young mice by a procedure called parabiosis, the healing process of damaged organ tissue in old mice improved … Read More

Exciting new research from the Wake Forest School of Medicine shows that an insulin nasal spray may be effective in treating Alzheimer’s Disease, a type of dementia that causes loss of memory and cognitive degeneration, as seen in the bottom right image. While previous studies have shown that insulin may be effective in treating people with … Read More

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