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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Cholesterol-Lowering Drugs: Is There a Link Between Genes and Side Effects?

It’s National Cholesterol Education Month, so let’s talk about statins (drugs like Lipitor and Zocor), which are widely prescribed to help lower cholesterol—especially as we age. As highlighted in a recent NPR article, some people are concerned about adverse effects of statins, noting that the drugs might…

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