Novel findings may further understanding of age-related dementia.
Results suggest a breakdown in brain cell waste system triggers a destructive immune reaction.
Culling Less Fit Neurons Protects against Amyloidb-Induced Brain Damage and Cognitive and Motor Decline
Researchers report that neuron loss in Alzheimer’s disease may not be such a bad thing. The study reveals the loss of neurons may be the result of a cell quality control mechanism attempting to protect the brain from the accumulation of malfunctioning neurons.
A specific brain network, the locus coereleus, that controls your ability to focus your attention appears to weaken as you age, making you more prone to distraction while under stress.
The mass pursuit of a conspicuous suspect in Alzheimer’s disease may have encumbered research success for decades. Now, a new data analysis that has untangled evidence amassed in years of Alzheimer’s studies encourages researchers to refocus their investigations.