Researchers at Tokyo Medical and Dental University (TMDU) in Japan show that melatonin and its metabolites promote the formation of long-term memories in mice and protect against cognitive decline. Researchers at Tokyo Medical and Dental University (TMDU) showed that melatonin’s metabolite AMK can enhance the formation of long-term memories in […]

Neurons are like the electrical wiring of our bodies. They are connected by synapses, which play an important role in transferring information. Inside synapses, there are complex molecular machineries, such as synaptic vesicles (SV), that work in harmony to ensure proper neurotransmission. This research looked at the synaptic proteome — […]

Brain cells called astrocytes appear in green, and purple represents the leakage of the blood-brain barrier. Together they show that leakage occurs around areas where astrocytes have been ablated. Now, in a study with potential impacts on a variety of neurological diseases, Fralin Biomedical Research Institute scientists have provided the […]

Oxytocin, the hormone that induce feelings of love and well-being within us, are found to reverse some of the damage caused by amyloid plaques in the learning and memory center of the brain in an animal model of Alzheimer’s. Credit: Tokyo University of Science Scientists discover for the first time […]

Animation Promoting blood brain barrier health by reducing elevated pulse pressure in blood could be a promising new preventative solution and/or treatment for dementia. A recent paper published in Frontiers in Neuroscience, outlines a pulse-pressure-induced pathway of cognitive decline that sheds light on why previous treatments for dementia may have failed […]

McGill researchers’ findings show that lithium may halt progression of Alzheimer’s disease. There remains a controversy in scientific circles today regarding the value of lithium therapy in treating Alzheimer’s disease. Much of this stems from the fact that because the information gathered to date has been obtained using a multitude of differential […]