Can athlete’s blood enhance mental ability?

Mouse brain research

What if there was something in an athlete’s blood that could boost the mental strength of someone who doesn’t exercise or can’t exercise? Could a protein that is amplified when you exercise help stave off symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease and other memory disorders? That’s the exciting possibility raised by a new study in which researchers injected the blood of sedentary mice with the blood of mice that ran for miles on exercise wheels, and then found that the sedentary mice performed better on tests of learning and memory. studyingIt was…

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Alzheimer’s drug accounts for half of Medicare premium hikes

A controversial new Alzheimer’s drug is driving one of the biggest increases in Medicare Part B premiums. The standard outpatient premium for Medicare will jump by $21.60 a month, a large portion of the $92 average Social Security living allowance announced last month, The Associated Press reported. Officials said the premium for the new Part B will be $170.10 per month for 2022. The jump of $21.60 is the largest increase ever in dollar terms, though not in percentage terms. As recently as August, the Medicare Trustees report expected an…

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The 4 hidden signs of dementia to look out for in your loved ones

Age-related changes can happen to all of us but it is important to know when they are most serious. Dementia affects an estimated 6.2 million Americans age 65 or older. Memory loss and confusion are major signs of dementia but can sometimes be confused with general aging. There are many different types of dementia and there is no guarantee that you will have them It can prevent the most common type, Alzheimer’s disease. The NHS says a healthy lifestyle helps. Experts say there are more subtle signs to address when…

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New study reveals how Alzheimer’s disease develops in the brain

New research has tracked the proliferation and spread of the tau protein for the first time. Aggregates of tau and beta-amyloid protein are involved in the development of Alzheimer’s disease. The international study, published at the end of last month in the journal Science Advances, was led by scientists at the University of Cambridge. in that , Authors wrote that by combining chemical kinetics with measurements of tau clumps, or “seeds” across brain regions, they could determine the rate at which they replicate in human brains. After developing a mathematical…

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Scientists identify personality traits that increase the risk of Alzheimer’s disease

From kind to selfish, funny or shy – we all have dozens of personality traits that make us special. Scientists say they could help predict the risk of developing dementia, a disease that destroys memory and affects millions in old age. There is no cure for this disease, of which Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form (about 75% of cases of dementia). But knowing what increases the risk can help people try to prevent it. A new study provides more clues about type of people who usually develop Alzheimer’s…

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