Tag Archives: neurodegenerative diseases

A self-antigen molecule may trigger Multiple Sclerosis (MS)

In Multiple Sclerosis (MS) patients, their immune system mistakenly attacks the neurological system. A new research by a team of scientists from University Hospital of Zurich in Switzerland may have found the self-antigen molecule that could be the spark of MS disease. This new finding may help in the development of new treatment for the disease. […]

A simple and cheap blood test may determine if you can develop dementia.

Australian and Japanese researchers are on to develop a simple, easy and cheap test that can detect spots of Dementia in the brain. Scientists have been investigating the use of blood tests in the search of a biomarker for dementia and other neuro-degenerative diseases for over a decade. However, this may be the first time […]

Why do we get more forgetful as we age?

A study published by Dr. Helfrich and colleagues suggests that sleep and long-term memory are connected. Our brains don’t rest while we sleep. Instead, the neurons continue working, sending electrical waves to each other. A full night’s rest is, therefore, necessary for the good functioning of the brain waves. When we don’t sleep properly, these brain […]

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