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Alzheimers Disease Fungus

Link Identified Between Alzheimer’s Disease and Fungus

Witnessing a loved one succumb to Alzheimers disease (AD) is one of the most difficult experiences a person has to deal with. Signs of the disease appear slowly at first. The affected individual may forget a word or misplace an object, which is something that happens to everyone from time to time. But then it gets more serious.

Epilepsy Research

Epilepsy Research Opens a Window on the Brain

Rapidly emerging technologies, novel imaging techniques, and the development of new therapies and new genes have given researchers and clinicians an extraordinary ability to explore the brain at the cellular, genetic, and neural levels.

UCSF Launches Groundbreaking Online Registry to Drive Brain Disease Research

UCSF Launches Groundbreaking Online Registry to Drive Brain Disease Research

A new online project led by researchers at UC San Francisco promises to dramatically cut the time and cost of conducting clinical trials for brain diseases, while also helping scientists analyze and track the brain functions of thousands of volunteers over time.

With easy online registration, the Brain Health Registry is designed to create a ready pool of research subjects for studies on neurological diseases, such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s, as well as depression, post-traumatic stress disorder and many other brain ailments. About one third of the cost of running a clinical trial comes from having to recruit patients, and many trials fail or are delayed because of it.

Estrogen: Not Just Produced by the Ovaries

Estrogen: Not Just Produced by the Ovaries

A University of Wisconsin-Madison research team reports today that the brain can produce and release estrogen — a discovery that may lead to a better understanding of hormonal changes observed from before birth throughout the entire aging process.

The new research shows that the hypothalamus can directly control reproductive function in rhesus monkeys and very likely performs the same action in women.

Children's Brain Image Bank

Children’s Brain Image Bank Could Become a ‘Google’ Tool for Doctors

When an MRI scan uncovers an unusual architecture or shape in a child’s brain, it’s cause for concern: The malformation may be a sign of disease. But deciding whether that odd-looking anatomy is worrisome or harmless can be difficult. To help doctors reach the right decision, Johns Hopkins researchers are building a detailed digital library of MRI scans collected from children with normal and abnormal brains. The goal, the researchers say, is to give physicians a Google-like search system that will enhance the way they diagnose and treat young patients with brain disorders.

Stress Hormone Could Trigger Mechanism for the Onset of Alzheimer's

Stress Hormone Could Trigger Mechanism for the Onset of Alzheimer’s

A chemical hormone released in the body as a reaction to stress could be a key trigger of the mechanism for the late onset of Alzheimer’s disease, according to a study by researchers at Temple University.

Previous studies have shown that the chemical hormone corticosteroid, which is released into the body’s blood as a stress response, is found at levels two to three times higher in Alzheimer’s patients than non-Alzheimer’s patients.

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