Exercise is a great way to increase life expectancy and reduce your risk of dementia, according to a new study. This study joins the many others that relate to exercise and the impact that it can have on health and longevity. It should be absolutely no surprise to our regular readers that regular exercise and…

I would like to share a story about an encounter I had a couple of years back, when I was nearing the end of my university studies. At the time, I lived in a student apartment pretty much on the outskirts of Helsinki, Finland. Like most of Finland, this area is beautiful and brimming with…

For the first time in an animal model, researchers at the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University showed that the tau pathology that accompanies Alzheimer’s disease can be reversed using the asthma drug zileuton [1]. Abstract Previous studies showed that the leukotrienes pathway is increased in human tauopathy and that its manipulation may…

New research from the University of Southern California has shed light on how the decline of the brain’s vascular system precedes the build-up of the plaques and tau tangles associated with Alzheimer’s disease. A leaky blood-brain barrier sets the scene for dementia Traditionally, many researchers have focused their efforts on the amyloid and tau proteins…

Researcher Dr. Dena Dubal, from the University of California San Francisco, is considering a new approach to combat neurodegenerative diseases, such as Alzheimer’s disease and dementia, using a protein known as klotho. Aging is the foundation of age-related diseases Instead of trying to understand each of these diseases and the complex mechanisms unique to both,…

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