Medical Xpress: Curcumin’s ability to fight Alzheimer’s studied

One of the most promising new treatments for Alzheimer’s disease may already be in your kitchen. Curcumin, a natural product found in the spice turmeric, has been used by many Asian cultures for centuries, and a new study indicates a close chemical analog of curcumin has properties that may make it useful as a treatment […]

Care 2: Pets Who Help People with Dementia and Alzheimer’s

Training service dogs for people with dementia is a relatively new trend, but it’s a global one. In Scotland, the organization Dementia Dog, a recently formed partnership between Alzheimer Scotland, The Glasgow School of Art, Dogs for the Disabled and Guide Dogs UK, has paired two trained assistance dogs, Kaspa and Oscar, with people in […]

Autism Daily News Cast: ‘Can Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy Ease the Symptoms of Autism?

Autism is a complex disorder that continues to mystify researchers and parents alike. There are many unproven treatments rich in anecdotal evidence, but without strong scientific backing. Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) is one such treatment that is gaining popularity among parents of children with autism. (January 13, 2015) Read the full article here  

BioScience Technology: Genetic Predictor of Serious Brain Stroke Complications Discovered

University of Florida Health researchers have found a possible predictor for little understood — but often disabling or even fatal — stroke complications. The findings, published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, may extend to other neurological disorders, said Sylvain Doré, lead author and a professor of anesthesiology, neurology, psychiatry, pharmaceutics […]

Medical Xpress: Revamped drug may overcome resistance in brain tumours

Cancer Research UK scientists have taken steps to overcome drug resistance in glioblastoma, the most common type of brain tumour in adults, according to research published in Molecular Cancer Therapeutics. Scientists at the University of Bradford, along with colleagues in the USA and Finland, have created a modified version of the cancer drug temozolomide, the […]

Medical Xpress: Blood test for brain injury may not be feasible

Tens of millions of dollars have been invested by the U.S. government and the private sector in recent years in an effort to develop a simple blood test that can help physicians quickly and accurately gage the extent of neurological damage after a blow to the head. However, a new study conducted in mice and […]

Science Codex: VR brain training game can detect mild cognitive impairment

So far virtual reality game-based applications and especially virtual supermarkets have been used as cognitive training applications and as measures of cognitive functions, although it has been shown that they can detect MCI only when used in combination with standardized neuropsychological tests. However scientists from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (AUTH), the Greek Association of […]