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

Gut Bacteria Linked to Parkinson’s Disease Development

A recent study suggests that Parkinson’s disease, in which parts of the brain are progressively damaged over many years, may actually start in the gut. Nearly 30% of the gut bacteria in patients with Parkinson’s disease differed from those without the disease, according to the study from British and US researchers. Study co-author Ayse Demirkan, … 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

Six minutes of high-intensity exercise vital for brain health, study says

A new study finds six minutes of high-intensity cycling could delay the onset of neurodegenerative disorders, such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease. File photo by Air Images/Shutterstock Jan. 12 (UPI) — A new study finds six minutes of high-intensity cycling could delay the onset of neurodegenerative disorders, such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease. The study, … Read more

Director Lars von Trier diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease

Lars von TrierPhoto: Anne-Christine Poujoulat/AFP (Getty Images) Lars von Trierknown for directing Melancholia and Dancer In The Darkhas been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease, reports variety. The announcement came from Zentropa, the production company co-founded by von Trier and his long-time producer Peter Aalbæk. “Lars is in good spirits and is being treated for his symptoms—and … Read more

Scientists Discover Miracle Molecules That Reverse Aging

Researchers in Israel say they identified a group of molecules that repair damaged cells that break down over time. From that discovery, they developed a drug that protects human cells from damage so that human tissues can remain functional longer. The same compound can potentially reverse and prevent age-related diseases, offering the potential of a … Read more

Researchers Suspect New Variants of Rapidly-Progressing Brain Degenerating Diseases from COVID-19 Vaccines

Things have not been the same since June 2021 for 53-year-old Douglas Howey from Colorado. Around a year after he received the second dose of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine, the 6 foot 4 and a half inch paraplegic man who once weighed 262 pounds lost over 100 pounds after the sudden onset of amyotrophic lateral … Read more

How Morning Coffee Changes the Brain

Coffee, a popular morning beverage to kick start the day, is often consumed for alertness. But some researchers believe drinking coffee in the long-term can also change the brain. For some time, research on both animals and humans have suggested that long-term consumption of caffeine improves learning and intelligence by fine-tuning neurons for efficient neural … Read more

Frequent Nightmares Could Be an Early Sign of Parkinson’s, Study Finds

The development of nightmares later in life could be an early sign of Parkinson’s disease, according to new research in older men. Distressing dreams have long been associated with the neurological disease, especially among men, but this is the first study to investigate whether these symptoms are a warning of Parkinson’s or a byproduct of … Read more

Scientists Have Pinpointed The Brain Cells That Die in Parkinson’s Disease

Scientists have identified the specific brain cells that die in Parkinson’s disease and discovered what makes them so vulnerable. Led by neurobiologists Tushar Kamath and Abdulraouf Abdulraouf of the Broad Institute, the team studied brain cells from individuals who had died from either Parkinson’s disease or dementia, compared with people unaffected by either disorder. What … Read more