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Tag: Cognitive Decline

Spermidine supplement may slow down aging.
April 21, 2021
Recently published research in Cell Reports provides a detailed account of dietary spermidine improving cognition and mitochondrial function in flies and mice, with some prospective human data to top it off. Spermidine and longevity Spermidine is known to decline with aging, and treatment with spermidine extends lifespan across various species. While it has a myriad...
Astrocyte
April 13, 2021
Scientists have successfully reprogrammed astrocytes (a type of brain cell) into healthy neurons in the brains of living mice. This technique could potentially be used for replenishing the neuronal population in people suffering from brain damage and age-related cognitive decline [1]. BrainThe brain is perhaps the most important organ in the body. While many organs...
Alzheimer's disease
March 22, 2021
Until now, it was unclear as to whether drugs that clear amyloid, which accumulate in the brain during aging and accompany diseases such as Alzheimer's, have any influence over cognitive decline. Previous studies have aimed to find this out, but results have been inconclusive due to study designs, hard-to-interpret data, and other issues that muddy...
March 08, 2021
Contrary to certain sensationalist articles declaring that video games are harmful, there is, in fact, growing evidence that playing video games may have a positive effect on cognitive health, particularly in older people [1]. Today, we will be taking a look at the scientific evidence to see if brain training or hitting your favorite video...
Blood cells in an artery
January 11, 2021
Today, we want to highlight the results of a recent long-term study, which collected data over a four-year period to investigate the link between aortic stiffening and cognitive decline, including dementia. During aging, our blood vessels become increasingly stiff and lose their flexibility, and the cells comprising it struggle to contract and relax properly. Blood...
Disintegrating mind
December 02, 2020
Jeanne Louise Calment from France was the oldest person to grace this Earth, living a full life until 122 years of age [1]. She continuously exercised, taking up fencing in her 80s and cycling in her 100s. She claimed to have achieved such a long life through olive oil, port, and chocolate. There are many...