Same genes influence health, thinking skills

 Is there any link between low levels of mental functioning and poor health? A study shows that the same genes which influence people's health also shape how effectively they think.

Is Alzheimer's transmissible?

Once again, scientists have raised the specter of Alzheimer's as a transmissible disease, theorizing that it can be transmitted from one person to another.

Scientists isolate genes that delay Alzheimer's disease

A team of researchers have identified a network of nine genes that play a key role in the onset of Alzheimer's disease and these findings could help scientists develop new treatments to delay the onset of the disease

Bilingualism eases stroke recovery

A team of researchers has discovered that bilinguals are twice as likely to recover from a stroke compared to their unilingual counterparts.

Aerobics can keep Alzheimer's at bay

Aerobics exercise can prevent age-related brain changes.

Anti-cancer drug may sharpen memory, treat Alzheimer's

There is good news for people with poor memory. Researchers have found that an anti-cancer drug currently being tested in animals may make it easier to learn a language, sharpen your memory and help those with Alzheimer's disease.

How brain progresses towards Alzheimer's Disease

A new research has shed light on brain's progression from mild cognitive impairment (MCI) to Alzheimer's-type dementia by showing the typical patterns.

Alzheimer's disease has 3 distinct subtypes: Study

Alzheimer's disease, long thought to be a single disease, actually consists of three distinct subtypes that may need to be treated differently, a new study has found.

Stress may be non-genetic link to Alzheimer's disease

A team of researchers has found a link between stress and Alzheimer`s disease.

University of Florida Health research, conducted on a mouse model and in human cells, found that a stress-coping hormone released by the brain boosts the production of protein fragments. 

How diabetes is linked to Alzheimer's

As per a recent research, diabetics are at higher risk of developing Alzheimer's Disease.

Protein implicated in Alzheimer's may have a brighter side

 Researchers have discovered that a protein involved in the progression of Alzheimer's disease also has properties that could benefit human health.

Alzheimer's drug more effective than current pill

A promising new form of medication aimed at treating Alzheimer's has showed signs that it may be four times more effective than the current pill.

Brazilian researchers say modified butter can treat Alzheimer's

Patients suffering from the first stages of Alzheimer's can benefit from the consumption of butter, enriched with a special fatty acid extracted from milk, Brazilian researchers found.

Pope's ''homecoming'' tour moves from Ecuador to Bolivia

Pope Francis showed his sense of humour during the last few hours of his trip to Ecuador on Wednesday, straying from a prepared speech to joke with people who came to see him at a shrine near the highland capital Quito.

British politician charged with historic child abuse

British prosecutors on Monday brought 22 charges of abuse against an elderly politician accused of using his position to have sex with young boys.

Alzheimer's may begin two decades before diagnosis

Even if symptoms of Alzheimer's disease become apparent in old age, the biological processes that cause the mental decline may begin a couple of decades ago in the 'middle age', suggests a new study by an Indian-origin researcher.

High BP linked to reduced Alzheimer's risk

People with a genetic tendency to high blood pressure (BP) have a lower risk for Alzheimer`s disease, a new study has found.

Blood type linked to Alzheimer's risk

People with an 'O' blood type have more grey matter in their brain, which helps to protect against Alzheimer, than those with 'A', 'B' or 'AB' blood types, new research has found.

Alzheimer's patients more sensitive to pain: Study

People with Alzheimer's disease and other forms of cognitive impairment (CI) may be more sensitive to pain, says a study.

Researchers find way to retrieve 'lost' memories

Memories lost due to traumatic brain injury, stress, or diseases such as Alzheimer's may be retrieved by activating brain cells with light, shows a promising study by Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) researchers, including one of Indian-origin.