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Tag: Neurons

Spinal Injury
A team of researchers publishing in Aging have shown that resveratrol reduces inflammation and partially restores function in a rat model of spinal injury. In line with previous research This is far from the first study that aimed to use approaches associated with aging research in order to spur regeneration. For example, we have previously...
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...
Neurons
Cognitive decline and neurological aging may involve a peptide known as adropin, according to new research. The identification of this link offers a new perspective on the aging brain and points to novel potential therapies. A newly discovered metabolic neuropeptide The adropin protein is encoded by the Energy Homeostasis Associated (ENHO) gene, and as the...
Stressful stimuli
Researchers publishing in Aging have found that stresses, both biological and in daily life, harm one of our fundamental abilities to correctly process what's going on around us. What is sensory gating? Sensory gating is the brain's ability to filter out irrelevant stimuli after the first time it experiences them. It reflects our ability to...
Sleeping Mouse
Publishing in the journal Aging, a team of Russian researchers has shown what happens to the cognitive capabilities and brain structures of young and old sleep-deprived mice. Sleep-deprived mice act somewhat like sleep-deprived people This experiment used three groups of mice, each of which had two sub-groups of younger and older animals. One group did...
Lab mouse
Molecular Psychiatry has recently published a report from the University of Cambridge detailing how the brain’s extracellular matrix (ECM) changes with age, negatively impacting memory, and how modifying the components of the brain ECM can revitalize memory in mice [1]. What is neuroplasticity? Neuroplasticity is the ability of neurons to form new connections. This ability...