Hearing loss in older adults and accelerated brain tissue loss are linked, according to study findings. The brain naturally shrinks with age, but the study findings suggest that this shrinkage is accelerated in older adults with hearing loss.
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Blood vessels in the retina may be indicative of brain health years before the onset of dementia. The study found that younger people who score low on intelligence tests tend to be at a higher risk for poorer health… Read More
Individuals living with a brain injury experience difficulties when it comes to sleeping. Many of these patients may not even be aware that they have sleep problems. The study revealed these patients may experience daytime sleepiness for up to 18… Read More
Multiple sclerosis (MS) may be triggered by the death of myelin-producing brain cells (oligodendrocytes), which causes an autoimmune response against myelin. The findings come from researchers at the University of Chicago and Northwestern Medicine who developed novel mouse models… Read More
Multiple sclerosis drug may raise the risk of John Cunningham virus (JCV) resulting in a fatal brain infection. The study found that multiple sclerosis patients taking natalizumab may have a 10 times greater risk of developing a biomarker that indicates… Read More
In multiple sclerosis (MS), brain damage may be repaired by blocking a certain brain enzyme. Coming from researchers at Oregon Health & Science University, the findings might have large implications not only for multiple sclerosis, but also for premature… Read More
A new study has found that having strong heart health also means strong brain health, too. The researchers found that seniors who meet over seven heart health goals had faster thinking ability and less memory decline up to six years… Read More
In Alzheimer’s disease, the nucleoskeleton protecting brain cells has been found to be highly disordered. The disruption of the skeleton is caused by cell death, which is commonly seen in Alzheimer’s disease.
The lamin nucleoskeleton surrounds the nucleus, which is… Read More
The MIND diet has been shown to improve brain health and reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s disease. As we age, the threat of developing Alzheimer’s disease increases. Although the cause of Alzheimer’s disease is still unknown, researchers are working diligently… Read More
In animal studies, researchers have found that exercise may energize brain cell function. The risk of neurodegenerative diseases increases and our brain cells produce less energy to remain fully functional.
Researchers uncovered an enzyme – SIRT3 – located in the mitochondria… Read More
You may have heard that if you want to improve brain function you need to exercise. Brain specific exercises – like crosswords, sudoku and puzzles – can definitely help to boost brain function, but physical exercise has been shown to… Read More
Sleep is an integral part of our health as it improves memory, helps repair damage and removes brain toxins. Remember the tale of the young princess who pricks her finger on a cursed spindle and falls into a deep sleep,… Read More