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  • Stark social inequalities in children's body mass index (BMI) May 24, 2019
    Researchers have found that socioeconomic inequalities in children's body mass index (BMI) emerge during the preschool years and widen across childhood and into early adolescence. By analyzing data on height and weight (BMI) they found that lower maternal education was associated with faster gains in child body weight but lower height growth leading to a […]
  • ALS research reveals new treatment approach May 24, 2019
    New research on amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (AML) has revealed that a protein called membralin plays a key role in the disease process. The study suggests that membralin-boosting gene therapy is a potential therapeutic direction to treat this often deadly disease.
  • Virtual reality can spot navigation problems in early Alzheimer's disease May 24, 2019
    Virtual reality (VR) can identify early Alzheimer's disease more accurately than 'gold standard' cognitive tests currently in use, new research suggests.
  • Road to cell death mapped in the Alzheimer's brain May 21, 2019
    Scientists have identified a new mechanism that accelerates aging in the brain and gives rise to the most devastating biological features of Alzheimer's disease. The findings also unify three long-standing theories behind the disease's origins into one cohesive narrative that explains how healthy cells become sick and gives scientists new avenues for screening compounds designed […]
  • Head injury effects halted by xenon gas, finds first ever life-long study in mice May 21, 2019
    Following traumatic brain injury (TBI), xenon prevented early death, improved long-term cognition, and protected brain tissue in mice in a new study.
  • Weight gain and loss may worsen dementia risk in older people May 20, 2019
    Older people who experience significant weight gain or weight loss could be raising their risk of developing dementia, suggests a study from Korea.
  • Nutrition: Substantial benefit from replacing steak with fish May 16, 2019
    Consumers will gain a health benefit from substituting part of the red and processed meat in their diet with fish, according to new calculations. Men over 50 and women of childbearing age in particular would benefit from such a change in diet.
  • Antibiotic treatment alleviates Alzheimer's disease symptoms in male mice May 16, 2019
    Researchers have demonstrated that the type of bacteria living in the gut can influence the development of Alzheimer's disease symptoms in mice. The study shows that, by altering the gut microbiome, long-term antibiotic treatment reduces inflammation and slows the growth of amyloid plaques in the brains of male mice, though the same treatment has no […]
  • Brain stimulation improves working memory in adults May 15, 2019
    Magnetic stimulation of the brain improves working memory, offering a new potential avenue of therapy for individuals living with Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia.
  • Researchers block protein that plays a key role in Alzheimer's disease May 15, 2019
    In recent years, it has become increasingly clear to researchers that the protein galectin-3 is involved in inflammatory diseases in the brain. A study now shows the de facto key role played by the protein in Alzheimer's disease. When the researchers shut off the gene that produces this protein in mice, the amount of Alzheimer's […]