Traffic pollution impairs brain function, study finds

Physiological evidence of traffic pollution’s impact on our bodies — or more specifically, our minds — has been discovered by scientists in Canada. A study, published in the journal Environmental Science, found that exposure to just two hours of diesel exhaust fumes led to a decrease in the brain’s functional connectivity — a measure of … Read more

Acting Out Dreams During Sleep May Signal Parkinson’s Disease

We’ve all had the experience of acting out our dreams, but this may be a harbinger of dreaded neurological diseases. Actor Alan Alda, best known for his role on the comedy-drama television series M*A*S*H* thought he was being threatened as he slept and threw a bag of potatoes at the attacker. When he awoke, he … Read more

Just 6 Minutes of High-Intensity Exercise Could Delay Alzheimer’s

Six minutes of high-intensity exercise might prolong the lifespan of a healthy brain, perhaps delaying the start of Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases, a new, small study suggests. Researchers found that short but intense cycling increased the production of a protein called brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF), which is essential for brain formation, learning and memory. It’s … Read more

Neuralink, Elon Musk’s brain chip company, gives new update

Neuralink, Elon Musk’s brain chip company, gives new update | The Star “,”heading”:””,”fullWindow”:false,”fullBleed”:false,”showFullBleedOnMobile”:false,”headColor”:””,”type”:”html5mobile”,”textColor”:””,”mobileImageUrl”:””,”bgColor”:””,”imageUrl”:””,”registeredOnly”:false,”linkUrl”:””,”aodaTitle”:”tiktok”,”internalScroll”:false,”displayStyle”:”small-up”},{“text”:”According to the company’s website, the link will be synced to an app that would allow people with the implant to control a keyboard and mouse “just by thinking about it.””,”type”:”text”,”isParagraph”:true,”isHeading”:false},{“text”:”In the future, Neuralink believes its technology could be used to “treat a … Read more

Brain changes in autism are far more sweeping than previously known: Study

Brain changes in autism are comprehensive throughout the cerebral cortex rather than just particular areas thought to affect social behavior and language, according to a new study that significantly refines scientists’ understanding of how autism spectrum disorder (ASD) progresses at the molecular level. The study, published today in Nature, represents a comprehensive effort to characterize … Read more

Alzheimer’s Risk May Be Reduced by 80 Percent for People Who Stop Eating This

according to 2022 dates, about 6 million Americans over the age of 65 are living with Alzheimer’s disease and was the sixth leading cause of death in 2019. There is no known cure, though medications are available to alleviate symptoms, and this combined with other treatments may help slow progression. Age and family history are … Read more

Train Your Brain to Commit to a Healthy Diet, Exercise

Each year, millions of Americans embark upon a fitness journey to improve their health, lose weight, or simply get into better shape. But the sad fact is 30% of people fail to accomplish their goals, and 40% don’t even reach half their objectives. According to The Joint Chiropractic, research reveals the reason why the odds … Read more

Brain Secrets of the Super-Sharp ‘Super-Agers’

Researchers have discovered another clue as to how some older people stay sharp as a tack into their 80s and beyond: Their brain cells are really big. The study focused on what scientists have dubbed “super-agers” — a select group of elderly adults who have the memory skills of people decades younger. The researchers found … Read more

Increased risk for all-cause dementia in people who abstain from alcohol

Alcohol abstinence increases the risk for dementia in later life, according to a recent study published in the journal Addiction. Furthermore, neuroimaging records suggest that even low alcohol consumption levels could harm brain health, as does the dose-response relationship between alcohol use and systemic diseases, such as metabolic diseases and certain cancers. Study: The relationship … Read more

Brazilian study reveals the effects of SARS-CoV-2 infection on the central nervous system

A Brazilian study published in the journal PNAS describes some of the effects infection by SARS-CoV-2 can have on the central nervous system. A preliminary version (not yet peer-reviewed) posted in 2020 was one of the first to show that the virus that causes COVID-19 can infect brain cells, especially astrocytes. It also broke new … Read more