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Brain-imaging tool, stroke risk test help spot cognitive decline early

UCLA researchers have used a brain-imaging tool and stroke risk assessment to identify signs of cognitive decline early on in individuals who don't yet...

Queen’s develops new brain training app for research into aging minds

Researchers at Queen's University Belfast are taking the first step towards discovering the true effectiveness of brain training exercises with the release of their own app aimed at those over 50. The Brain Jog application is available to download ...

Wayne State University study predicts risk of memory loss in healthy,...

DETROIT -- The combined results of a genetic blood test and a five-minute functional MRI successfully classified more than three-quarters of healthy older adults, many of whom were destined to develop cognitive decline within 18 months of testing. ...

Protein in the urine: A warning sign for cognitive decline

1. Small Amounts of Urinary Protein Predict More Rapid Cognitive Decline in Elderly Women Screening Efforts in Older Individuals May Be Warranted A new study has found that low amounts of albumin in the urine, at levels not traditionally consider...

Anesthetics and Alzheimer’s disease

Amsterdam, The Netherlands and San Antonio, TX, USA, November 12, 2010 -- There is growing global concern regarding the potential neurotoxicity of anesthetics. Biophysical and animal model studies have identified molecular changes simulating Alzhei...

Little Yellow Molecule Comes Up Big

Bilirubin has been a mystery of a molecule, associated with better health if there's just a little more than normal, but best known for being at the root of the yellow color in jaundice and, at high levels, for causing brain damage in newborns. In the current online edition of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, a research team from Johns Hopkins reports that bilirubin and the enzyme that makes it appear to be the body's most potent protection against oxidative damage.

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