Action video games may affect memory, up Alzheimer's risk

Tue, 08/08/2017 - 16:12

Toronto, Aug 8, Is your teenage son addicted to playing action video games? Beware, it can reduce episodic memory and spatial navigation, and increase the risk of developing brain disorders such as depression, schizophrenia, Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease, researchers have warned.


Novel Alzheimer's drug restores memory loss, prolongs life in mice

Wed, 12/21/2016 - 18:14

London, Dec 21 (IANS) Advancing the fight against Alzheimer's disease, scientists have in a breakthrough study, identified a new drug target that could not only improve symptoms of brain degeneration, but also extend the life-span in terminally ill mice.


Alzheimer's proteins behind vision loss in elderly: Study

Wed, 11/23/2016 - 00:16

London, Nov 22 (IANS) Researchers have found a group of proteins -- known to be the likely cause of Alzheimer's disease -- that get accumulated in the ageing retina causing damage to it and are also the key reason behind a vision loss condition among individuals aged 50 and older.


Loneliness predictive of preclinical Alzheimer's disease

Thu, 11/03/2016 - 17:20

New York, Nov 3 (IANS) The constant feeling of being lonely and isolated may be due to the increased amyloid levels in the brain and can be indicative of preclinical Alzheimer's disease, researchers have found.


Long-term memory test may help early diagnosis of Alzheimer's

Fri, 06/03/2016 - 13:08

London, June 3 (IANS) A test to identify long-term memory loss is likely to provide an early indication of Alzheimer's disease and potentially help in reversing its effects by the development of new treatment, new research suggests.