Eating mushrooms may reduce the risk of cognitive decline

A team from the Department of Psychological Medicine and Department of Biochemistry at the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine at the National University of Singapore (NUS) has found that seniors who consume more than two standard portions of mushrooms weekly may have 50 per cent reduced odds of having mild cognitive impairment (MCI). AContinue reading “Eating mushrooms may reduce the risk of cognitive decline”

The Brain’s Immune Cells are to Blame for Obesity-associated Cognitive Decline

Obesity leads to cognitive impairment by activating microglial cells, which consume otherwise functional synapses in the hippocampus, according to a study of male mice published in JNeurosci. The research suggests that microglia may be a potential therapeutic target for one of the lesser known effects of this global health epidemic on the brain. Nearly twoContinue reading “The Brain’s Immune Cells are to Blame for Obesity-associated Cognitive Decline”

New research shows that people with ‘O’ blood type have decreased risk of cognitive decline

A pioneering study conducted by leading researchers at the University of Sheffield has revealed blood types play a role in the development of the nervous system and may impact the risk of developing cognitive decline. The research, carried out in collaboration with the IRCCS San Camillo Hospital Foundation in Venice, shows that people with anContinue reading “New research shows that people with ‘O’ blood type have decreased risk of cognitive decline”

Biogen Reports Its Alzheimer’s Drug Sharply Slowed Cognitive Decline

An experimental drug for Alzheimer’s disease sharply slowed the decline in mental function in a small clinical trial, researchers reported Friday, reviving hopes for an approach to therapy that until now has experienced repeated failures. The drug, being developed by Biogen Idec, could achieve sales of billions of dollars a year if the results fromContinue reading “Biogen Reports Its Alzheimer’s Drug Sharply Slowed Cognitive Decline”