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Mum has early Alzheimer’s and needs 24-hour care. Where’s the help we were promised?

A report on Friday suggested that dementia might not be the epidemic we had been led to believe, showing that there were 22% fewer people aged over 65… 985 more words


Weekly Neuroscience Update

Sleep disturbances and long sleep duration are both associated with an increased risk for inflammation, a new study reports.

Abnormalities in brain regions involved in forming insight may help explain why some people with anorexia nervosa have trouble recognising their dangerous, dysfunctional eating habits. 255 more words

Weekly Round-Up

First PhD publication

I can finally tick off one of my PhD goals – an academic publication. The work from this paper makes up the third results chapter of my thesis. 770 more words


Exercise: It Doesn't Take Much. . .

. . . and It Can Protect Your Brain!

Recent research at Tuft’s University discovered profound benefits associated with staying active during the 50 and better years. 539 more words


The 52 New Foods Challenge - Salmon

Salmon is my most favorite fish. I’ve loved it since I was a kid. My uncle John would go out fishing and always bring home plenty of salmon to share. 242 more words

52 New Food Challenge Jennifer Tyler Lee

Antibiotics weaken Alzheimer’s disease progression through changes in the gut microbiome

Long-term antibiotic treatment in mice decreases levels of disease-causing plaques and enhances neuroinflammatory activity of microglial cells

Long-term treatment with broad spectrum antibiotics decreased levels of amyloid plaques, a hallmark of Alzheimer’s disease, and activated inflammatory microglial cells in the brains of mice in a new study by neuroscientists from the University of Chicago. 682 more words


New Brain Cell Technique Opens Window To Monitoring Alzheimer's, Epilepsy

WASHINGTON (CBSNewYork/AP) — The brain’s nerve cells communicate by firing messages to each other through junctions called synapses, and problems with those connections are linked to disorders like Alzheimer’s and epilepsy. 443 more words