Could body posture during sleep affect how your brain clears waste? Sleeping in the side position, as compared to on one’s back or stomach, may more effectively remove brain waste and prove to be an important practice to help reduce the chances of developing Alzheimer’s and other neurological diseases.
Brain's ability to dispose of key Alzheimer's protein drops dramatically with age Some of the key changes in the aging brain that lead to increased risk of Alzheimer's Disease have now been identified.
Kidney impairment decreases blood flow to the brain, boosting risk of brain disorders Poor kidney function was strongly related to decreased blood flow to the brain, report researchers following a population-based study. Poor kidney function was linked to stroke and dementia most strongly in participants with decreased blood flow to the brain.
Common medications could delay brain injury recovery Drugs used to treat common complaints could delay the recovery of brain injury patients
Scientists report explanation for protein clumps in brain cells of patients with ALS Autopsies of nearly every patient with the lethal neurodegenerative disorder amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), and many with frontotemporal dementia (FTD), show pathologists telltale clumps of a protein called TDP-43. Now, working with mouse and human cells, researchers report they have discovered the normal role of TDP-43 in cells and why its abnormal accumulation may cause disease.