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.

Omega-3 boosts brain power among the elderly

 Omega-3 fatty acids -- found in fish, nuts and certain seeds like flax seeds -- can improve cognitive abilities among the elderly, finds a study.

Scientists map brain connections in quest for Alzheimer's cure

 Scientists have mapped connections in the healthy elderly brain, known as a connectome, setting foundation for a new study into Alzheimer's.

Epilepsy drug could help treat Alzheimer's disease

A new epilepsy drug holds promise as a treatment for Alzheimer's disease, scientists have found.

New insight into how brain makes memories

Researchers have gained fresh insights into the changes at molecular and cellular level in the brain while forming memories.

Caffeine may treat, prevent Alzheimer's

Daily coffee may help reduce beta amyloid levels -- plaque accumulation in the brain -- as a means to prevent, treat and slow the progression of Alzheimer's disease, finds promising research by a team led by an Indian-origin scientist.

Cancer drug restores memory in Alzheimer's mice

 An experimental cancer drug has successfully restored memory and connections between brain cells in mice with Alzheimer's, Yale scientists say.

New method developed to track early signs of Alzheimer's

 Researchers have validated the first standardized protocol for measuring one of the earliest signs of Alzheimer's disease.

Load up your diet with whole grains, nuts to cut risk of Alzheimer by half

Consuming a diet filled with foods such as whole grains and nuts can reduce the risk of Alzheimer's by half, says a new study.

Natural protection against Alzheimer's found

Researchers have identified a gene variant that may be used to predict people most likely to respond to an investigational therapy under development for Alzheimer's disease (AD).

This is how brain performs 'mental time travel'
This is how brain performs 'mental time travel'

Scientists have explained how our brain performs, what neuroscientists have termed as "mental time travel."

Red wine, peanuts may help prevent age-related memory loss

A new study has recently revealed that compound found in grapes, red wine and peanuts may help prevent age-related memory loss.

Cook in low flame to keep Alzheimer's away

Eating food cooked at high temperatures increases the risk of Alzheimer's disease, a fascinating research has found.

Italy`s Berlusconi wins early release from community service

Silvio Berlusconi will not have to serve the final 45 days of a one-year community service order he received for tax fraud, a judge ruled Monday.

Italy's Berlusconi wins early release from community service

Silvio Berlusconi, the disgraced former Italian prime minister, will not have to serve the final 45 days of a one-year community service order he received for tax fraud, a judge ruled on Monday.