Researchers have developed a device that utilizes brain activity to control a virtual vocal tract; this could enhance the communication of individuals who have lost the ability to speak.
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Home technology including artificial intelligence, robotics and sleep monitoring may become standard in the homes of people living with dementia, researchers indicate.
An experimental PET scan was used to detect elevated levels of abnormal tau protein in regions of the brain affected by CTE in living former NFL players.
A recently published study has indicated that electrostimulation can help boost elder people’s mental scores to those of people 20–30 years younger.
Couldn’t attend the AD/PD™ 2019 Congress? Our Editor, Sharon Salt, provides her key highlights and takeaway messages from the event.
Scientists have 3D printed a transparent skull implant for mice, creating a ‘window’ to the brain for monitoring brain surface activity in real time. The implant could provide unique opportunities for research into concussions as well as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases.
Researchers have suggested that inducing jet lag in fruit fly models of Huntington’s disease may have a neuroprotective benefit.
Researchers have identified adult hippocampal neurogenesis (AHN) in people up to the age of 97 and have noted that ADH gradually declines in people with Alzheimer’s disease.
Biogen and Eisai have announced the decision to discontinue the global Phase III trials of aducanumab for Alzheimer’s disease.
The Medical Research Council (MRC; London, UK) has determined the atomic structures of abnormal tau filaments related to chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) and discovered that the structure is different to tau filaments seen in Alzheimer’s disease.