New Findings on the Role of Inflammation in Alzheimer’s Disease

Recent findings from researchers at the University of Southampton in the U.K. have caused much excitement in the field of Alzheimer’s research. Their study, which was conducted on mice, looked at microglial cell activity. Microglial cells play an important role in regulating inflammation in the brain—in general, more…

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More Bad News for Omega-3 Supplements

Not long ago, we wrote about a study published in JAMA, the Journal of the American Medical Association, showing omega-3 supplements’ lack of improvement on cognitive function. Recently, another study published in JAMA found similarly disappointing results regarding omega-3 fatty acids’ effect on cognitive function. Here’s what this new study adds to the story:

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Further Mapping of the Brain Sheds Light on How We Recall Memories

As we age, our cognitive functions, such as memory, tend to decline — possibly because the structures in our brain change with aging. In a recent study published in PNAS, neuroscientists at the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Medicine uncovered evidence that the brain structure known as the hippocampus…

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