Medical research

Newly discovered mechanism can explain increased risk of dementia

Millions of people around the world use proton pump inhibitors for conditions like heartburn, gastritis and stomach ulcers. Researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden now report that the long-term use of these drugs could ...

Neuroscience

Study finds that aging neurons accumulate DNA damage

MIT neuroscientists have discovered that an enzyme called HDAC1 is critical for repairing age-related DNA damage to genes involved in memory and other cognitive functions. This enzyme is often diminished in both Alzheimer's ...

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

3-D brain-like tissue model links Alzheimer's disease with herpes

Engineers and scientists led by Tufts University used a three-dimensional (3-D) human tissue culture model mimicking the components and conditions in the brain to demonstrate a possible causal relationship between sporadic ...

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

Exercise improves memory, boosts blood flow to brain

Scientists have collected plenty of evidence linking exercise to brain health, with some research suggesting fitness may even improve memory. But what happens during exercise to trigger these benefits? New UT Southwestern ...

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