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People with high levels of omega-3 DHA in their blood have a 49% lower risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease – Neuroscience News

Summary: People with high levels of omega-3 DHA in their blood are 49% less likely to develop dementia than those with lower levels. Researchers say adding supplemental omega-3 DHA to the diet, especially in people with the Apoe4 gene associated with Alzheimer’s disease, may slow the development and progression of dementia. Source: Wright on Marketing …

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Emotion-Related Brain Changes Discovered in Mysterious ‘Broken Heart Syndrome’ – Neuroscience News

Summary: Takotsubo syndrome, a sudden form of acute heart failure often brought on by emotional or physical stress, is associated with changes in brain regions associated with emotion and emotional processing. Source: University of Aberdeen Changes in areas of the brain associated with emotions have been identified in people with Takotsubo syndrome, sometimes known as …

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Social isolation is directly associated with later dementia – Neuroscience News

Summary: Social isolation has been directly linked to structural changes in brain areas associated with memory and cognitive function. Researchers report that socially isolated people are 26% more likely to develop dementia later in life. Source: University of Warwick Social isolation is directly linked to changes in brain structures associated with memory, making it a …

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In low-income families, fathers’ depression hurts couples – Neuroscience News

Summary: Economically challenged fathers who exhibit depressive symptoms have higher levels of emotional conflict and verbal aggression than mothers. Source: Ohio State University When fathers of families in economic difficulty show symptoms of depression, the effects can be particularly damaging to the couple’s relationship, according to a new study. The researchers found that the depressive …

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New injectable gel may significantly reduce chronic low back pain – Neuroscience News

Summary: Hydrafil, an experimental injectable hydrogel, appears to be safe and effective in reducing chronic lower back pain associated with degenerative disc disease. Source: Interventional Radiology Society An experimental hydrogel formulation, injected into intervertebral discs, has been shown to be safe and effective in significantly relieving chronic low back pain caused by degenerative disc disease …

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Polyphenol-rich diet prevents inflammation in older adults – Neuroscience News

Summary: Polyphenols may reduce inflammation in the elderly by altering the gut microbiota and inducing the production of indole 3-propionic acid. Source: University of Barcelona Polyphenols present in the foods we eat can prevent inflammation in the elderly since they alter the intestinal microbiota and induce the production of indole 3-propionic acid (IPA), a metabolite …

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An intriguing link between diet, eye health and lifespan – Neuroscience News

Summary: A new Drosophila study reveals a link between circadian rhythm, diet, lifespan and eye health. Unexpectedly, the researchers discovered processes in the fly’s eye that appear to drive the aging process. Source: Buck Institute Buck Institute researchers have demonstrated for the first time a link between diet, circadian rhythms, eye health and lifespan in …

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Babies exposed to COVID in the womb show neurodevelopmental changes – Neuroscience News

Summary: Babies whose mothers contracted COVID-19 during pregnancy had more difficulty relaxing and adjusting their bodies while being held than those whose mothers did not contract COVID. In addition, babies born to infected mothers had more difficulty controlling their head and shoulder movements. The findings suggest that prenatal COVID-19 infection may impact the development of …

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New evidence for an autoimmune cause of schizophrenia – Neuroscience News

Summary: Researchers have identified an autoantibody that appears to cause schizophrenia in some people. The findings add to the growing body of evidence that schizophrenia may have an autoimmune component. Source: Tokyo Medical and Dental University Schizophrenia is a disorder that affects the way people act, think, and perceive reality. It is often very difficult …

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Alzheimer’s disease causes cells to overheat and ‘fry like eggs’ – Neuroscience News

Summary: The heat produced by the aggregation of beta amyloid can cause other healthy beta amyloid to clump together, causing more and more aggregates to form. However, with the addition of a new drug compound, amyloid-beta aggregation can be arrested and cell temperature lowered. Source: University of Cambridge Researchers have shown that the aggregation of …

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