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Thursday, December 3, 2015

Brain Research: Mosquito-borne virus may lead to severe brain infection ♦ Link found between early-stage brain and heart disease ♦ Study 'opens gate' to understanding depression

Mosquito-borne virus may lead to severe brain infection The mosquito-borne virus chikungunya may lead to severe brain infection and even death in infants and people over 65.
Study 'opens gate' to understanding depression A new scientific model that incorporates the myriad drivers of depression could lead to more precise treatment for an illness that affects 350 million worldwide.
Magnesium ions show promise in slowing progression of Alzheimer's disease in mice In mouse models Alzheimer's disease, oral administration of magnesium-L-threonate (MgT) alleviated cognitive decline.
Contact sports played by amateurs increase risk of degenerative disorder Scientists have recently found evidence that professional football players are susceptible to a progressive degenerative disease, chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), which is caused by repetitive brain trauma. Now, researchers have discovered a significant and surprising amount of CTE in males who had participated in amateur contact sports in their youth.
Link found between early-stage brain and heart disease A connection between very early stages of brain and heart disease has been identified by researchers in the Netherlands .

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