Dr. Susan White and her genetics team treated two triplets from a family who had an undiagnosed neurodegenerative disorder in 2014. After one year of age, the children’s developmental skills declined. They lost visual coordination. Feeding and swallowing food became impossible. The children developed intractable seizures.
There has long been a suspected link between neurological diseases and brain damage. Given the immediate symptoms of a head injury include several symptoms such as confusion and memory loss which are also observed in those affected by dementia, it does seem likely that the two share neurological underpinnings. Those who incur a head injury may exhibit such symptoms temporarily, or permanently, depending on the severity of the brain injury (Graff-Radford, 2019).
Now, research from the professional sports world may be helping to reveal and clarify the specific interactions between these two associated conditions.
The brain is a very delicate organ. And while exercising as well as meditating have been found to help keep the brain young, there are also other things you can do to protect it, such as drinking coffee.
The study of gratitude is a relatively recent phenomenon, according to Emiliana Simon-Thomas, who heads the Greater Good Science Center at the University of California, Berkeley.
Scientists have known for decades that aerobic exercise strengthens the brain and contributes to the growth of new neurons, but few studies have examined how yoga affects the brain. A review of the science finds evidence that yoga enhances many of the same brain structures and functions that benefit from aerobic exercise.
Scientists know that if they transfuse blood from a young mouse to an old one, then they can stave off or even reverse some signs of aging. But they don’t know what in the blood is responsible for this remarkable effect.
In Technion, Bar-Ilan trials, nanochip ferries ‘neural growth factor’ — which combats neurodegenerative diseases — and releases it where needed, overcoming blood-brain barrier
A researcher at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) — has entered the national spotlight for showing how the mechanism that brings sugar to the brain malfunctions in people with Alzheimer’s disease, highlighting a potential target for treatment.
New and unique research, involving recordings made directly from within the brains of humans undergoing neurosurgery, shows that breathing can also change your brain.