Health & Medicine

  • A diet of essential amino acids could keep dementia at bay
    on October 22, 2021 at 9:14 pm

    Protein intake is known to be vital for maintaining brain function in older individuals. Now, using a mouse model of Alzheimer’s disease, researchers have shown that the intake of a specific set of amino acids can inhibit the death of brain cells, protect the connections between them, and reduce inflammation, preserving brain function. Their research suggests that this amino acid combination called Amino LP7 can hinder the development of dementia, including Alzheimer’s disease.

  • VR experiment with rats offers new insights about how neurons enable learning
    on October 22, 2021 at 1:41 pm

    A new study provides deep insights into how the brain’s hippocampus works, involving networks of millions of neurons. That knowledge could be an important step toward the development of treatments for neurological disorders such as Alzheimer’s disease, schizophrenia and epilepsy, all of which are related to dysfunction in the hippocampus.

  • Fighting viruses with interchangeable defense genes
    on October 21, 2021 at 9:52 pm

    Bacteria rapidly modify mobile parts of their genome to develop resistance to viruses.