Neuroscience

Fat gene variants linked to middle age memory decline

(HealthDay)—For white middle-aged adults, there may be an association between variants in a gene associated with fat mass and obesity (FTO) and memory decline, according to research published online Nov. 7 in Neurology.

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

Eye-tracking test could facilitate earlier Alzheimer's diagnoses

With the steady increase in the life expectancy of Europe's population, researchers estimate that the number of people affected by age-related diseases, such as Alzheimer's disease, will increase dramatically in the next ...

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

New diagnostic biomarkers offer ray of hope for Alzheimer's disease

Alzheimer's disease (AD) is one of the most common brain disorders, with an estimated 35 million people affected worldwide. In the last decade, research has advanced our understanding of how AD affects the brain. However, ...

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

Are the eyes the key to a new test for Alzheimer's disease?

(Medical Xpress)—​A simple eye tracking test could hold the key to earlier Alzheimer's diagnosis, according to new research published in the Journal of the American Aging Association.

Neuroscience

Concussion testing makes everyone tired

Testing athletes for concussions may induce mental fatigue in subjects whether or not they have a head injury, according to Penn State researchers.

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