First Brain “Pacemaker” Is Implanted For Clinical Trial And May Slow Memory Loss In Alzheimer’s Patients
Although there is currently no treatment for Alzheimer’s disease, researchers at Johns Hopkins Medicine are conducting a study to test the effectiveness of a brain “pacemaker," according to a news release on their website. Parkinson’s patients have already seen improvement with the device, and reports state that the pacemaker has reversed cognitive decline and helped patients gain a memory boost. For the first time in the U.S., John Hopkins surgeons implanted the device in a patient to begin clinical trials in hopes of finding a treatment for Alzheimer’s disease.
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As time goes on, patients who suffer from types 2 diabetes are at a greater risk to have a stroke than people without diabetes. Damage resulting from a stroke can be life changing and stop patients’ brains from functioning properly. However, new research reveals that a diabetes drug, Linagliptin, may decrease brain injury after stroke and could potentially be effective to help treat patient groups with a high stroke risk.
People who have had type 2 diabetes for more than 10 years are three times more likely to have a stroke than people without diabetes, according to a study reported by Health Day. However, the risk of stroke isn’t just limited to people who have suffered from type 2 diabetes for more than 10 years; the risk goes up as the...Read More »
Many elderly people have fallen for misleading information and scams, which often led to retirees losing their life savings to fraudulent behavior. Older generations seem to fall for these scams more easily than younger people, and two new studies reveal that sections of the brain are to blame for elderly people being more susceptible to becoming victims, according to NBC News. Researchers hope that further studies will help stop the prevalence of this elderly abuse.
Professor Shelley Taylor of the University of California Los Angeles conducted a study to understand why the elderly seem to miss the signs for untrustworthiness in people. Following 119 elderly residents between ages 55 and 84 who lived in a...Read More »