Lifting weights ‘protects the brain from long-term degeneration’

Lifting weights can help protect the brain from degeneration, and its benefits last for many months after training, according to Australian research. A study by University of Sydney researchers has found that the areas of the brain affected by Alzheimer’s disease are protected for one year after training. Research suggests we can lift our way to better brain health.Credit:Getty The […]

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Injection of virus-delivered gene silencer blocks ALS degeneration, saves motor function

Writing in Nature Medicine, an international team headed by researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine describe a new way to effectively deliver a gene-silencing vector to adult amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) mice, resulting in long-term suppression of the degenerative motor neuron disorder if treatment vector is delivered prior to disease onset, and blockage of disease progression […]

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Early detection of brain degeneration on the horizon with innovative sensor

Neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s can be devastating to patients and their families. These diseases are difficult to diagnose before symptoms show, meaning it’s often already too late to reverse the damage to the central nervous system. Early detection is key for management of symptoms and attempts to stall progression of the disease, but current knowledge is limited […]

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