Neuroscience

Calcium is key to age-related memory loss

Research at the University of Leicester is offering new clues into how and why cognitive functions such as memory and learning become impaired with age. A paper published recently in a specialist neuroscience journal shows ...

Neuroscience

Calcium waves in the brain alleviate depressive behavior in mice

Researchers at the RIKEN Brain Science Institute in Japan have discovered that the benefits of stimulating the brain with direct current come from its effects on astrocytes—not neurons—in the mouse brain. Published in ...

Health

Vitamin D deficiency is widespead and on the increase

A new report issued by the International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF) and published in the scientific journal Osteoporosis International, shows that populations across the globe are suffering from the impact of low levels ...

Parkinson's & Movement disorders

Drug protects neurons in Parkinson's disease

Systemic treatment of animal models with israpidine, a calcium channel inhibitor, reduced mitochondrial stress that might cause Parkinson's disease, according to a Northwestern Medicine study published in the Journal of Clinical ...

Oncology & Cancer

New Model Suggests Role of Low Vitamin D in Cancer Development

(PhysOrg.com) -- In studying the preventive effects of vitamin D, researchers at the Moores Cancer Center at the University of California, San Diego, have proposed a new model of cancer development that hinges on a loss of ...

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