Genetics

New genetic clues point to new treatments for 'silent' stroke

Scientists have identified new genetic clues in people who've had small and often apparently 'silent' strokes that are difficult to treat and a major cause of vascular dementia, according to research funded by the British ...

Neuroscience

White matter changes in brain found in frontotemporal dementia

Areas of brain damage called white matter hyperintensities are commonly linked to vascular health problems. They have also been linked to Alzheimer's disease. Now a new study has shown that white matter hyperintensities are ...

Diabetes

Prediabetes may be linked to worse brain health

For the study, published in the journal Diabetes, Obesity and Metabolism, researchers analysed data from the UK Biobank of 500,000 people aged 58 years on average, and found that people with higher than normal blood sugar ...

Medical research

Lumpy proteins stiffen blood vessels of the brain

Deposits of a protein called 'Medin,' which manifest in virtually all older adults, reduce the elasticity of blood vessels during aging and hence may be a risk factor for vascular dementia. Experts from the German Center ...

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