Canine and feline Alzheimer’s: What we can learn from each other

Canine and feline Alzheimer’s: What we can learn from each other

Did you know that your furry companions can develop a degenerative brain disease called CDS (cognitive dysfunction syndrome) that is similar to Alzheimer’s in humans? Because of similarities between these diseases, research can benefit both humans and animals. The processes aren’t that different between dogs and humans. Both experience tissue degeneration, dopamine depletion, and amyloid […]

Culinary preferences could indicate your risk of dementia

Culinary preferences could indicate your risk of dementia

Believe it or not, the way you prefer to eat your meat could indicate your risk for developing dementia. Well done? Medium rare? Sounds strange, but the science behind it makes sense. Glycotoxins are compounds that are formed when certain foods are cooked for longer periods of time and browned or blackened. (Are you a […]

Tree Derived Molecule Helps Females Lose Weight but Not Males

Tree Derived Molecule Helps Females Lose Weight but Not Males

Males struggle less with weight loss than females, just diet with your significant other sometime ladies, but a new study shows that a molecule found in plant leaves keeps female mice from gaining weight but not males. Can we get a collective WOO HOO?!?!  Researchers have shown that a hormone called brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF), […]

Alzheimer’s Disease: Trying to stop it before it starts

Alzheimer’s Disease: Trying to stop it before it starts

Alzheimer’s disease is the 6th leading cause of death in the United States. In fact, while you’re reading this article, two Americans will be diagnosed with the disease. Fortunately, researchers are working hard to find answers, and new findings show that a molecule occurring naturally in humans could possibly delay the onset of Alzheimer’s. In […]

Alzheimer’s Disease: Could ultrasound be a possible treatment?

Alzheimer’s Disease: Could ultrasound be a possible treatment?

Researchers have successfully reversed symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease in mice by using MRI-guided ultrasound. Studies working with Alzheimer’s mouse models have shown improved cognition and spatial learning, with no adverse effects on behavior. The theory is that this technique works because as the ultrasound beams temporarily open the blood-brain barrier, drugs are able to be […]