Boosting neuron formation restores memory in mice with Alzheimer’s disease

Researchers at the University of Illinois Chicago have discovered that increasing the production of new neurons in mice with Alzheimer’s disease (AD) rescues the animals’ memory defects. The study, to be published August 19 in the Journal of Experimental Medicine, shows that new neurons can incorporate into the neural circuits that store memories and restore […]

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Deep brain stimulation to brain area linked to reward and motivation is potential therapy for depression

Deep brain stimulation (DBS) to the superolateral branch of the medial forebrain bundle (MFB), which is linked to reward and motivation, revealed metabolic brain changes over 12 months post-DBS implantation, making it a strong potential therapy for treatment-resistant depression according to researchers at UTHealth Houston. The results of the study, which included 10 patients, were […]

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Obscure gastrointestinal bleeding: Rebleeding rates and rebleeding predictors found

Obscure gastrointestinal bleeding (OGIB) is defined as gastrointestinal bleeding from a source that cannot be determined even after upper or lower gastrointestinal endoscopy is performed. It is an intractable disease that can cause repeated bloody stools and anemia without an identifiable cause, and may require frequent blood transfusions. Although the pathogenesis of OGIB remains largely […]

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Neuron membrane lipid may contribute to Alzheimer’s development, progression

A lipid found in the membranes of neurons may play a fundamental role in the development and progression of Alzheimer’s disease, according to a study by Penn State College of Medicine researchers. Their findings, published in ACS Chemical Neuroscience, provide possibilities for new approaches to pharmaceutical research on Alzheimer’s disease. Alzheimer’s disease is a common […]

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How a Japanese herbal medicine protects the gut against inflammatory bowel disease

Zhengzheng Shi and colleagues at the RIKEN Center for Integrative Medical Sciences (IMS) in Japan report the effects of a common herbal remedy on colitis, one of two conditions that comprise inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Published in Frontiers in Immunology, the study shows that DKT—a standard formula containing ginger, pepper, ginseng, and maltose—reduced the severity […]

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