Hospitalizations and cognitive decline in older adults

Hospitalizations and cognitive decline in older adults Emergency and urgent hospitalizations are associated with an increased rate of cognitive decline in older adults, report researchers. The results of their study suggest that hospitalization may be a more of a major risk factor for long-term cognitive decline in older adults than previously recognized. Hospitalizations and cognitive…

Bacteria found in Alzheimer's brains

Bacteria found in Alzheimer’s brains Researchers have used DNA sequencing to examine bacteria in post-mortem brains from patients with Alzheimer’s disease. Their findings suggest increased bacterial populations and different proportions of specific bacteria in Alzheimer’s, compared with healthy brains. The findings may support evidence that bacterial infection and inflammation in the brain could contribute to…

New technology to manipulate cells could help treat Parkinson's, arthritis, other diseases

New technology to manipulate cells could help treat Parkinson’s, arthritis, other diseases A groundbreaking advancement in materials could potentially help patients requiring stem cell therapies for spinal cord injuries, stroke, Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease, arthritic joints or any other condition requiring tissue regeneration, according to a new study. New technology to manipulate cells could help…

Faster diagnosis of inherited, lethal nerve disease could advance search for new treatments

Faster diagnosis of inherited, lethal nerve disease could advance search for new treatments Physicians report success in a small study of a modified skin biopsy that hastens the earlier diagnosis of an inherited and progressively fatal nerve disease and seems to offer a clearer view of the disorder’s severity and progression. With a quicker and…