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The Latest Alzheimer’s Disease Research and Social Media Posts
Over a third of people would want to know they had Alzheimer’s disease 15 years before symptoms show, according to new findings from Alzheimer’s Research UK.
Perspective: Cell danger response Biology—The new science that connects environmental health with mitochondria and the rising tide of chronic illness
Mitochondria regulate the cell danger response (CDR) that controls innate immunity and healing. Chemical pollutants in the environment lower the threshold for CDR activation. Persistent activation of CDR inhibits healing and leads to chronic illness. Metabolomics and exposomics can help guide new policies to lower the risk of chronic illness.
The barrier between mind and body appears to be crumbling. Clinical practice and public perception need to catch up
A previously unknown gene and associated protein have been linked to the development of Alzheimer’s disease. By suppressing the protein, named Aggergatin by the researchers, it may be possible to slow down or prevent the development of the neurodegenerative disease.
Chronobiologists warn changing to daylight savings can have serious effects on both brain and general health. The change in time during spring was linked to a 24% increase in severe cardiovascular events in women. Researchers also noted the sudden change in time alters circadian rhythms, reduces the production of natural melatonin, impacts cognitive function, and may also foster tumor growth.
Researchers found a close association between high aluminum content in brain tissue and amyloid-beta location in post-mortem samples of people with familial Alzheimer’s disease. The findings back up previous claims that aluminum exposure may be linked to the development of the neurodegenerative disease.
If you need another reason to hit the gym, how about this: The mental benefits of exercise are just as major as the gains you’ll get for your body.
Patients Can Influence Outcomes Despite a Genetic Diagnosis, Study Suggests