An Early Look into Alzheimer’s
Mar27

An Early Look into Alzheimer’s

Sometimes finding a new solution requires taking a new look at the problem. Recently, researchers have found that retinal scans may be a potential solution to perform early diagnoses of Alzheimer’s.

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A Clean Sweep: How Sleep Refreshes the Brain
Feb21

A Clean Sweep: How Sleep Refreshes the Brain

We’re always told to get our eight hours of sleep to stay healthy, but how important is it? Recent studies by researchers at UC Irvine suggest that getting good deep sleep may help reduce the risk of getting Alzheimer’s.

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Can Blueberries Boost Brain Functions?
Mar19

Can Blueberries Boost Brain Functions?

Alzheimer’s affects up to 5.4 million Americans and these numbers are likely to increase. As a result, research has shifted from treatment towards prevention. Dr. Krikorian from the University of Cincinnati Academic Center has been studying the use of blueberries to improve cognitive performance and has found promising results.

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Unraveling the Mystery of Alzheimer’s Disease: Could Camels Carry the Cure?
Oct20

Unraveling the Mystery of Alzheimer’s Disease: Could Camels Carry the Cure?

Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) is a form of dementia that results in memory loss and the decline in other cognitive functions. Scientists have recently discovered nanobodies in camels that can possibly serve as transporters to deliver medicine directly to the brains of patients suffering with Alzheimer’s.

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Spider Webs May Hold the Answers to Aging
Jun28

Spider Webs May Hold the Answers to Aging

Alzheimer’s is the 6th leading cause of death in America; over 5 million people are living with the disease. Neurodegenerative diseases are a growing problem in today’s world; as more people are living longer, these diseases are becoming more prevalent. Now more than ever, research in this area needs to be done. This is why the study conducted by Anotaux and her fellow researchers is so vital. If neurodegeneration can be better understood using European House Spiders as model organisms, we will be that much closer to developing new, better, more affordable treatments for these diseases.

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