A Type 2 diabetes drug presented new hope in treating Alzheimer’s disease. Containing three growth factors, it proved to be effective in reducing brain inflammation, and much more.
Medicine January 2, 2018
FDA has approved a new ALS treatment for thousands of Americans suffering from Lou Gehrig's disease. How is it different from the older drug riluzole, which extends survival in patients?
Medicine May 7, 2017
Paint strokes of seven famous painters revealed that patterns in paintings may hint the onset of neurodegenerative disorders in artists. How does fractal analysis help detect the onset of Alzheimer's or Parkinson's disease?
Public Health December 29, 2016
Outside of tobacco use, nicotine may have protective benefit for aging brains. This opens the possibility that the substance can be used in addressing neurodegenerative conditions like Alzheimer’s disease.
Healthy Living/Wellness September 25, 2016
People who are diagnosed with Parkinson's delay sharing their disease from others, even to those who are close to them. Nearly two-fifths of these people have felt forced to hide their symptoms or even lie about their diagnosis.
Life April 20, 2016
A promising, new implantable capsule developed by scientists in Switzerland offers hope for the early prevention of Alzheimer's disease. The capsule releases antibodies that clears a certain protein build-up in the brain.
Life March 19, 2016
Exposure to neurotoxin BMAA linked to some algae blooms may up one’s risks of Alzheimer's disease and other neurodegenerative disorders. The findings stemmed from a study of the Chumorro villagers of Guam, who exhibited similar neurodegenerative symptoms in a mysterious illness.
Life January 22, 2016
A new stem cell treatment in Australia designed to treat the root cause of Parkinson's disease has received approval for human testing. Cyto Therapeutics will conduct the clinical trial at The Royal Melbourne Hospital.
Life December 15, 2015
Losing the sense of smell may be an early indicator for dementia and other neurodegenerative diseases. Researchers found that the chances of developing these brain diseases increase as the ability to detect scents decreases.
Life November 18, 2015
A 5-year-old girl asked her parents to let her forgo treatment even if it meant losing her life, bringing into mind the question of whether or not children at this age can truly understand life and death. Psychiatrists say, not entirely.
Life October 31, 2015
Parents of terminaly ill Julianna Snow allowed her to decide 'heaven or hospital' when she gets sick again. The five-year-old girl is suffering from a severe hereditary disease that weakened her lung muscles and simple diseases like colds could kill her.
Life October 28, 2015
The World Alzheimer Report for 2015 revealed that the current number of people who suffer from dementia will increase to 131.5 million by 2050. Different organizations call on the public to take action.
Life October 14, 2015
A new study has found that getting dizzy after a few minutes of standing can be a warning sign of underlying health problems.
Life September 26, 2015
Researchers found that Alzheimer's disease may be transmitted from one person to another. In order to prevent this from happening, it is important to know how it occurs.
Life September 10, 2015
Gout patients are 24 percent less likely to develop Alzheimer's disease, reveals a new study. The increased level of uric acid in gout patients is believed to play a neuroprotective role in the body.
Life March 5, 2015
DNA is known to provide the instructions for the production of proteins, but researchers have found evidence that amino acids can be assembled by another protein and without instructions from the DNA and mRNA.
Life January 3, 2015
Patients with ALS may have some hope for autonomy in their lives after Accenture and Royal Philips announced a wearable display that could monitor brainwaves.
Life August 6, 2014