• Could Viagra help prevent Alzheimer’s disease?

    Insurance shows a link between Viagra prescription and a lower chance of the disease.

    Viagra is used by millions of people each year to treat erectile dysfunction. But new research shows that it might no...

    Medicine December 7, 2021
  • Exercise and Alzheimer’s: Is it necessary?

    Physical activity might help mend people with Alzheimer’s disease by reducing brain inflammation.

    It’s no real surprise that an active lifestyle is beneficial for people with Alzheimer’s disease. But researchers fro...

    Body and Mind November 24, 2021
  • Tau tangles brains

    Toxic leakage of an otherwise useful cell protein leads to Alzheimer’s.

    As if Alzheimer’s wasn’t vicious enough, researchers have found the wrong type of breakthrough – a brutal process whe...

    Biology February 3, 2021
  • The tour guide in our brain

    Researchers find specific neurons that map memories.

    PM Images / Getty ImagesResearchers have uncovered a new class of brain cell that acts like the red pin on a Google...

    Biology November 11, 2019
  • Alzheimer's kills neurons that keep us awake

    Research explains why daytime napping is a warning sign.

    US scientists have discovered why excessive napping is recognised as an early warning sign for Alzheimer’s.A new st...

    Body and Mind August 12, 2019
  • Using mice to explore Alzheimer’s and smell

    Separate projects find geneticists using rodents.

    One of the mechanisms by which Alzheimer’s disease causes memory impairment may have been uncovered, according to new...

    Medicine August 2, 2018
  • Bigger tau bundles reduce Alzheimer’s symptoms

    Study on Alzheimer’s Disease produces some counterintuitive findings.

    In 1906 Dr Alois Alzheimer did a post-mortem examination on the brain of Auguste Deter, a woman in her fifties whose ...

    Biology November 21, 2017
  • Mid-life inflammation linked to late-life Alzheimer’s

    Possible tie between immune system responses and neurodegeneration.

    While shrunken heads are the province of faraway tribes and distant times, shrunken brains happen to be an unfortunat...

    Biology November 2, 2017
  • The lymphatic drain inside your brain

    Discovery could inspire new treatments for Alzheimer’s.

    Has the human brain been hiding a dirty secret? While studying the membranes around a mouse brain, neuroscientist Ant...

    Biology June 15, 2015
  • An ultrasound cure for Alzheimer's?

    Zapping with ultrasound improved ability to remember.

    Jürgen Götz was happy to escape to France after his report of a breakthrough treatment for Alzheimer’s disease was pu...

    Biology April 6, 2015
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