Health

Technique boosts omega 3 fatty acid levels in brain

Getting enough of the omega 3 fatty acids DHA and EPA into the brain to study their effects on conditions such as Alzheimer's and depression—which they have been shown to help—is no easy task. While supplements containing ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Drug can boost long-term memory of objects

Allergy sufferers may use antihistamines to reduce symptoms, but new research reveals that better long-term memory might be possible with pro-histamine treatment. Long-term memory is used to remember anything before 48 hours ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Fungi cause brain infection and impair memory in mice

Fungal infections are emerging as a major medical challenge, and a team led by researchers at Baylor College of Medicine has developed a mouse model to study the short-term consequences of fungal infection in the brain.

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

New compound shows promise in treatment of Alzheimer's

Yale researchers have identified a drinkable cocktail of designer molecules that interferes with a crucial first step of Alzheimer's and even restores memories in mice, they report Jan. 2 in the journal Cell Reports.

Neuroscience

How prions invade the brain

The spread of prions to the brain does not occur by direct transmission across the blood-brain barrier, according to a study published November 29 in the open-access journal PLOS Pathogens by Annika Keller and Adriano Aguzzi ...

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

Benefits of garlic extend to Alzheimer's

While garlic breath might not be good for your social life, Curtin University researchers have found a certain garlic extract that may fight against Alzheimer's.

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