Medical News Today: Modified Stem Cells May Offer Way to Treat Alzheimer’s Disease

A new study suggests genetically modified stem cells may offer a new way to treat Alzheimer’s disease. When implanted in mice bred to have symptoms and brain hallmarks of Alzheimer’s, they increased connections between brain cells and reduced the amyloid-beta protein that accumulates to form plaques that clog up the brain. A report on the […]

Huffington Post UK: Apathy in Older People Could Be a Sign of Brain Shrinkage

Older people who show signs of apathy – a lack of emotion, interest or energy – are more likely to have smaller brain volumes than those who aren’t apathetic, a new study has revealed. “Just as signs of memory loss may signal brain changes related to brain disease, apathy may indicate underlying changes,” said Lenore J. Launer, […]

PR News Wire: Space Institute Funds Eye Tracking Technology and Software-Enabled Therapeutics for Brain Health

The EyeBoxCNS, a diagnostic device developed to assess brain health through tracking eye movement, and eFormulations, software enabled therapeutics which combine prescription medicines with customized software apps for brain-related conditions, have both been funded for further development by the National Space Biomedical Research Institute (NSBRI). EyeBoxCNS, developed by Oculogica, Inc. of New York City, and eFormulations, a […]

Fox News: Off-Season May Not Be Long Enough For Football Players’ Brain Health

The time between football seasons may not be enough for players’ brains to recover from hard hits to their heads during games and practices, suggests a new, small study. Researchers discovered changes in the white matter of 10 college football players’ brains after one season, compared to people who didn’t play sports. After six months […]