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Tag: Neurodegenerative Diseases

Obese and healthy mouse
Research published in Immunity & Ageing has shown that obesity has significant, aging-associated effects on behavior and immunity in the brains of mice. Known effects on humans and mice The researchers introduce this study by discussing human studies. It is well known that obesity is a risk factor for severe metabolic disorders, such as diabetes...
16 Hour Fast
Scientists from Singapore have found that intermittent fasting alleviates damage incurred by chronic cerebral hypoperfusion, the impaired blood flow to the brain that is thought to be a cause of age-related dementia [1]. Why intermittent fasting? Back in the early days of geroscience, caloric restriction was the first intervention to substantially increase lifespan in lab...
Common Aggregate
Research funded by the National Institutes of Health and published in Cell has thoroughly described a little-known amyloid aggregate that accumulates in the brains of people suffering from multiple proteostasis-related neurological disorders. Three classes of pathology, one protein fragment The authors of this study list three different classes of neurodegenerative protein disorders: TDP-43 proteinopathies, such...
Running mouse
Publishing in GeroScience, a team of Oklahoma City researchers has found that a nitrone compound with a low molecular weight, OKN-007, maintains motor neuron functionality in the spinal cords of aging mice. Prior research OKN-007 is not new in the literature. This is a nitrone compound, which refers to a specific functional group in organic...
Neuron Connections
Researchers have identified an important mechanism of neurodegeneration that may be useful in treating age-related diseases such as Alzheimer’s and dementia [1]. These neurons must die Age-related neurodegenerative diseases, including Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s, have become more prevalent mostly because of the successes of modern medicine. Today, more people become old enough to fall prey to...
Rat in maze
Researchers from Hebei Medical University in China have found that testosterone supplementation ameliorates age-related brain dysfunction in male rats. A focus on mitochondria Why we Age: Mitochondrial DysfunctionAs they age, the mitochondria in our cells lose their ability to provide cellular energy and release reactive oxygen species that harm cells and cause increasing levels of...