Medical News Today: MS: Solvent exposure raises risk by 50 percent

A new study cautions that exposure to paint, varnish, and other solvents dramatically increases the risk of multiple sclerosis for people who may already have a family member living with the condition. Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a chronic inflammatory disease that is thought to affect about 400,000 people in the United States and 2.1 million […]

Science Blog: Feeling young could mean your brain is aging more slowly

While everyone gets older, not everyone feels their age. A recent study finds that such feelings, called subjective age, may reflect brain aging. Using MRI brain scans, researchers found that elderly people who feel younger than their age show fewer signs of brain aging, compared with those who feel their age or older than their […]

Medical Xpress: Feeling young could mean your brain is aging more slowly

While everyone gets older, not everyone feels their age. A recent study finds that such feelings, called subjective age, may reflect brain aging. Using MRI brain scans, researchers found that elderly people who feel younger than their age show fewer signs of brain aging, compared with those who feel their age or older than their […]

News-Medical: Researchers track connections between retinal neurons and the brain

Most of the human brain’s estimated 86 billion nerve cells, or neurons, can ultimately engage in a two-way dialogue with any other neuron. To shed more light on how neurons in this labyrinthine network integrate information – that is, precisely how multiple neurons send and combine their messages to a target neuron – a team […]

Science Daily: What articulation-relevant brain regions do when we listen

Brain regions that are involved in the articulation of language are also active in the perception of language. This finding of a team from the BrainLinks-BrainTools Cluster of Excellence of the University of Freiburg makes a significant contribution to clarifying a research question that has been hotly debated for decades. The scientists have published their […]

Health Day: ‘Walk & think’ test could be key to concussion care

Can you spell words backwards while you’re walking? Successfully performing that simple test of cognition could help decide whether a concussed athlete is safe to return to play, new research shows. If the athlete can’t simultaneously walk and think in this way, they may not be fully recovered from a concussion and could be at […]

Medical News Today: Targeting the enzyme with a dual role in breast and brain health

The enzyme tousled-like kinase 2 maintains genome stability at cellular level. Researchers have also linked it to different health conditions, including breast cancer and intellectual disability. A new study now describes this enzyme’s structure, arguing that this will help to design better therapies. (July 3, 2018) Read the full article here

Healthline: Excessive iron in the brain may be a factor in Alzheimer’s disease

A type of iron called magnetite may lead researchers down the path to a more effective treatment for Alzheimer’s disease. Magnetite is not usually found in the human brain, but researchers say the metal is present in the brains of people affected by Alzheimer’s. The scientists say the magnetite is found in the abnormal protein […]