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The amount and quality of sleep you get at night may affect your memory later in life, according to research that was released this week and will be presented at the American Academy of Neurology's 64th Annual Meeting in New Orleans April 21 to April 28, 2012.
Medical researchers at the University of Alberta have discovered a promising new therapy for Huntington disease that restores lost motor skills and may delay or stop the progression of the disease based on lab model tests, says the lead researcher.
New research suggests that overeating may double the risk of memory loss, or mild cognitive impairment (MCI), in people age 70 and older.
Scientists, long searching for a cure for Alzheimer’s, a reporting a dramatic breakthrough: a drug that quickly reverses the pathological, cognitive and memory deficits in mice afflicted with the disease.
One of the most distinctive signs of the development of Alzheimer's disease is a change in the behavior of a protein that neuroscientists call tau. In normal brains, tau is present in individual units essential to neuron health.
For decades, researchers have debated whether Alzheimer's disease starts independently in vulnerable brain regions at different times, or if it begins in one region and then spreads to neuroanatomically connected areas.
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