Newly discovered gene variants link innate immunity and Alzheimer's disease

Newly discovered gene variants link innate immunity and Alzheimer’s disease Three new gene variants, found in a genome wide association study of Alzheimer’s disease (AD), point to the brain’s immune cells in the onset of the disorder. These genes encode three proteins that are found in microglia, cells that are part of the brain’s injury…

Using omega 3 fatty acids to treat Alzheimer's and other diseases?

Using omega 3 fatty acids to treat Alzheimer’s and other diseases? Understanding how dietary essential fatty acids work may lead to effective treatments for diseases and conditions such as stroke, Alzheimer’s disease, age-related macular degeneration, Parkinson’s disease and other retinal and neurodegenerative diseases. The key is to be able to intervene during the early stages…

Traumatic brain injury associated with dementia in working-age adults

Traumatic brain injury associated with dementia in working-age adults According to a study encompassing the entire Finnish population, traumatic brain injury associated with an increased risk for dementia in working-age adults. Yet, no such relationship was found between traumatic brain injury and later onset of Parkinson’s disease or ALS. The researchers believe that these results…

ADHD medication tied to lower risk for alcohol, drug abuse in teens and adults

ADHD medication tied to lower risk for alcohol, drug abuse in teens and adults The use of medication to treat attention deficient hyperactivity disorder is linked to significantly lower risk for substance use problems in adolescents and adults with ADHD, according to a new study. ADHD medication tied to lower risk for alcohol, drug abuse…

Vitamin C induces specific demethylation of H3K9me2 in mouse embryonic stem cells via Kdm3a/b

Vitamin C induces specific demethylation of H3K9me2 in mouse embryonic stem cells via Kdm3a/b Histone methylation patterns regulate gene expression and are highly dynamic during development. The erasure of histone methylation is carried out by histone demethylase enzymes. We had previously shown that v… Vitamin C induces specific demethylation of H3K9me2 in mouse embryonic stem…

Oxygen and hyperbaric oxygen therapy reverses brain damage in drowned toddler

Oxygen and hyperbaric oxygen therapy reverses brain damage in drowned toddler Medical researchers report the case of the reversal of brain volume loss in a 2-year-old drowning victim unresponsive to all stimuli treated with normobaric oxygen (oxygen at sea level) and hyperbaric oxygen therapy. Oxygen and hyperbaric oxygen therapy reverses brain damage in drowned toddler …