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Blows to Head Can Lead to Dirty Brains

Blows to Head Can Lead to Dirty Brains

It the latest of a series of studies that are fundamentally changing the way scientists look at neurological disorders, new research shows that traumatic brain injury impairs the brain’s ability to clear waste, leading to the toxic accumulation of proteins and, ultimately, dementia.

New Understanding of Lethal Brain Infection

New Understanding of Lethal Brain Infection

A new animal model, which allows scientists to study human cells in the living brain, has shed new light on progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy, a deadly brain infection found in people with compromised immune systems.

Food 0, Sex 1

Food 0, Sex 1

In a study that will probably elicit a collective “duh” from the average college student, researchers have discovered that male brains – at least in nematodes – are wired to ignore food so that they can instead focus on searching for a mate.

Brain’s Support Cells May Be Important Player in Schizophrenia

Brain’s Support Cells May Be Important Player in Schizophrenia

New research, backed with $6 million in funding from the NIH, will seek to understand the fundamental mechanisms of schizophrenia.

Targeting Metabolic Syndrome to Treat Multiple Signs of Aging

Targeting Metabolic Syndrome to Treat Multiple Signs of Aging

A recent study by University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry researchers published in the International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry begins to unravel the relationship between metabolic syndrome, frailty and cognition. The authors found that having metabolic syndrome significantly increased the chances of becoming physically frailer and slower in cognitive abilities, such as slower in recalling something that happened half an hour ago.