Brain Disease

Forbes: Too much sitting is as bad for the brain as it is for the body: Study

If you didn’t quite believe that sitting is one of the worst things we can do for our health, a new study should clear any lingering doubt. It finds that sitting isn’t just a physical health risk—it’s a neurological risk as well. The UCLA study reports that people who are more sedentary have thinning in […]

Live Science: Too much sitting may shrink the part of your brain tied to memory

It may be time to ditch the desk chair: A new study links sitting too much each day with memory problems in middle-age and older adults. Researchers from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) found that long stretches of sedentary behavior — like spending all day in your desk chair — were linked to […]

MD Magazine: Using ultrasound to stop tremors in Parkinson’s and dyskinesia

A magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)-guided focused ultrasound on the brain used to treat Parkinson’s disease (PD) may also prove promising for dyskinesia treatment, results from a phase 3 study suggest.  Researchers from the University of Maryland Medical Center are testing the noninvasive technique as a final step before the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) […]

MD Magazine: Children with both ADHD and autism face greater anxiety risk

Children with both attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and autism spectrum disorder (ASD) face an increased risk for conditions that affect mood and anxiety, according to research involving more than 3000 young people. “We newly recognized in this study that anxiety disorder and mood disorder, while very common in ASD, are even more common when children also […]

Tech Times: Alzheimer’s disease gene successfully removed from human brain: Is this the cure we’ve been waiting for?

Scientists were able to successfully remove a gene that caused Alzheimer’s disease from the human brain, possibly paving the way for a new kind of treatment against the dreaded illness. There have been numerous proposals on a possible treatment or cure for Alzheimer’s disease, including an enzyme inhibitor and frontal lobe stimulation. (April 11, 2018) […]

NPR: Scientists push plan to change how researchers define Alzheimer’s

An international coalition of brain researchers is suggesting a new way of looking at Alzheimer’s. Instead of defining the disease through symptoms like memory problems or fuzzy thinking, the scientists want to focus on biological changes in the brain associated with Alzheimer’s. These include the plaques and tangles that build up in the brains of […]