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Tag: brain aging

September 01, 2020
A group of researchers has proposed three robust transplantation techniques for fighting microglia-related conditions, such as Alzheimer's, and potentially boosting our cognitive abilities [1]. The sentinels of the brain Microglial cells form the backbone of our brain’s immune system. They perform a wide variety of functions, including tracing pathogens, inducing inflammatory reactions, and facilitating the...
July 21, 2020
A group of Israeli scientists led by Prof. Shai Efrati investigated the effects of hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) on age-related cognitive decline in healthy older adults, and the results were promising. The brain is the most metabolically active organ in the body, but it has only limited intracellular energy storage [1]. In absence of local...
July 13, 2020
By now, the race to discover regenerative factors present in blood has been underway for a number of years, with numerous researchers seeking a "secret sauce" in blood that has the potential to rejuvenate aged tissues and organs. A fork in the road It is clear from previous animal studies going back over a decade...
July 09, 2020
The mechanisms at work in the blood-brain barrier change with age, affecting the selectivity of this vital interface. The blood-brain barrier The blood-brain barrier is a layer of cells in the blood vessels of the brain that prevents molecules in the blood from crossing into the central nervous system. Selective transport across the barrier is...
March 10, 2020
Researchers from the Medical College of Georgia have demonstrated in a new study that visceral fat is harmful to the brain because it allows the inflammatory cytokine interleukin-1 beta to heavily infiltrate the brain [1]. It is well established that excessive amounts of visceral fat tissue is detrimental to health in the long term. Excessive...
January 20, 2020
Scientists at Scripps Research have developed a new screening platform that has allowed them to identify a new set of compounds that appear to have a potent protective effect on the mitochondria of brain cells, helping these cells to defend against the kinds of stresses encountered during Alzheimer's disease and other neurodegenerative conditions. Improved screening...