Gene variant increases risk for depression, study finds

Gene variant increases risk for depression, study finds A gene variant, thought to be carried by nearly 25 percent of the population, increases the odds of developing depression, finds a new study. People with apolipoprotein-E4, called ApoE4 for short, have a 20 percent greater chance of developing clinically significant depressive symptoms later in life compared…

Sleep disorders may increase cognitive problems particularly in those at risk for Alzheimer's

Sleep disorders may increase cognitive problems particularly in those at risk for Alzheimer’s People who carry a genetic susceptibility to Alzheimer’s disease appear to be at greater risk of diminished cognition from sleep-disordered breathing than those without the susceptibility, according to new research. Sleep disorders may increase cognitive problems particularly in those at risk for…

Steering an enzyme's 'scissors' shows potential for stopping Alzheimer's disease

Steering an enzyme’s ‘scissors’ shows potential for stopping Alzheimer’s disease Scientists find that changing where an enzyme cuts amyloid beta precursor protein can determine whether Alzheimer’s disease develops. Steering an enzyme’s ‘scissors’ shows potential for stopping Alzheimer’s disease Source: Science Daily Healthy Aging

New discovery in motor neuron disease and dementia could pave the way to novel treatments

New discovery in motor neuron disease and dementia could pave the way to novel treatments A new discovery could help slow down the progression of neurodegenerative diseases such as motor neuron disease (MND), dementia and neurological decline associated with aging. New discovery in motor neuron disease and dementia could pave the way to novel treatments …

Prediction of conversion to Alzheimer's disease with longitudinal measures and time-to-event data

Prediction of conversion to Alzheimer’s disease with longitudinal measures and time-to-event data Predicting the timing of Alzheimer’s disease (AD) conversion for individuals with mild cognitive impairment (MCI) can be significantly improved by incorporating longitudinal change information of clinical and neuroimaging markers, in addition to baseline characteristics,  according to projections made by investigators. In a new…

Stem cell transplants may advance ALS treatment by repair of blood-spinal cord barrier

Stem cell transplants may advance ALS treatment by repair of blood-spinal cord barrier Researchers show that bone marrow stem cell transplants helped improve motor functions and nervous system conditions in mice with the disease Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) by repairing damage to the blood-spinal cord barrier. The researchers say the results of their experiment are…

Influence of Diet in Multiple Sclerosis: A Systematic Review

Influence of Diet in Multiple Sclerosis: A Systematic Review Nutrition is considered to be a possible factor in the pathogenesis of the neurological disease multiple sclerosis (MS). Nutrition intervention studies suggest that diet may be considered as a complementary treatment to control the progression of the disease; a systematic review of the literature on the…