Tag Archives: Brain

Scientists identify promising immunotherapy combination for pediatric brain cancer

Sanford Burnham Prebys researchers find drug that removes the “invisibility cloak” from medulloblastoma Scientists at Sanford Burnham Prebys have discovered that combining immunotherapy with a drug called tumor necrosis factor (TNF) eradicated a deadly type of pediatric brain tumor in mice. The discovery, published in Nature Neuroscience, is expected to lead to a clinical trial to… Read More »

Obesity and Brain Shrinkage

Carrying excessive weight is bad for your heart, increases your risk of chronic diseases like diabetes, and might decrease your lifespan. But did you ever think that obesity could shrink your brain? Probably not, but according to new research, it may do just that—and potentially reduce your cognitive abilities as you get older. The study,… Read More »

Medical News Today: Sugar alters brain chemistry after only 12 days

New research in pigs finds that sugar intake alters the reward-processing circuitry of the brain in a similar way to addictive drugs. Whenever we learn something new or experience something pleasurable, our brain’s reward system becomes activated. With the help of natural brain chemicals, several brain areas communicate with each other to help us learn… Read More »

Can Moderate Drinking Decrease Alzheimer’s Brain Proteins?

Excess alcohol consumption is known to harm brain health. In the case of binge drinking or heavy alcohol consumption, it may even make it more likely that your brain may accumulate damaging beta-amyloid proteins, potentially contributing to the development of Alzheimer’s disease.1 However, controversy remains over whether all alcohol consumption is harmful, with some research… Read More »

Brain Is a Brain

Why do so many of us feel compassion for those with dementia and fear those with mental illness? March 11, 2020 by Kitt O’Malley Leave a Comment When I was visiting with my father to celebrate Thanksgiving, he asked me why what he suffers – dementia, a memory disorder, a neurological disorder – is any… Read More »