Single administration of alcohol can permanently alter the morphology of neurons

A research team from the University of Cologne and the Universities of Mannheim and Heidelberg has found that even the single administration of alcohol permanently alters the morphology of neurons. In particular, the structure of the synapses as well as the dynamics of mitochondria – the powerhouses of the cell – are influenced by alcohol. … Read more

5 Brain Exercises That Can Keep Your Mind Sharp

The good news, she stresses, is that the brains of participants, who on average were in their 70s, were able to reap the benefits of exercise even into the oldest ages. β€œIt seems it is never too late to start,” Casaletto says. You don’t have to be a gym rat either. While the study did … Read more

How loss of neurons can make Alzheimer’s patients drowsy

Being able to compare sleep data with microscopic views of their post-mortem brain tissue was the key to answering a question that scientists have been pondering for years. Photo: iStock KEY HIGHLIGHTS The findings of the study were published in the journal, ‘JAMA Neurology’. The opposite phenomenon occurs in patients with other neurodegenerative conditions, such … Read more

Loss of neurons makes Alzheimer’s patients drowsy: Study

ANI | Updated: Apr 05, 2022 08:53 IST San Francisco (California) [US], April 5 (ANI): According to a recent study, the drowsiness that many Alzheimer’s patients experience are caused not by a lack of sleep, but rather by the degeneration of a type of neuron that keeps us awake. It also confirmed that the tau … Read more

Why Is It Harder To Sleep With Age? Blame These ‘Hyperexcitable’ Neurons

Having a proper, restful sleep tends to get harder as people age. In a new study, a team of researchers has shed light on how “hyperexcitable neurons” may be behind the sleep problem. Different age groups have different sleep needs, and it’s recommended that adults get seven or more hours of sleep per night. However, … Read more