Fountain Of Youth Found In Neuroscience

The brain is filled with an intricate weaving of signaling pathways and transmissions. A negative affect that arises from this complicated web is the accumulation of deposits of amyloid plaques and neurofibrillary tangles, which cause Alzheimer’s disease. Understanding how theses pathways affect each other can help us prevent or cure AD. Insulin signaling has an…
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Discovering An Elixir To Immortality

Imagine a world where age has no effect on what we do with our lives. People could live forever, choose multiple careers, and pretty much do whatever their heart desires. In today’s reality, this is physically impossible, but researchers have found a link between variants of the gene FOXO3A (Forkhead box O3) and people who…
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Confused About Treatments? Everyone Is.

With as much research as there is about Alzheimer’s Disease, there are surprisingly few conclusions as to its possible causes. Through the article of the week and classroom investigations into the different areas involving Alzheimer’s, much was learned about the possible mechanisms of Alzheimer’s but few conclusive answers were found. For example, Aβ protein segments…
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Insulin Resistance?… Related To Alzheimer ’s Disease? Who Knew?

Usually when you think insulin dysfunction you think diabetes…not Alzheimer’s diseaseor dementia.  Interestingly enough researchers have found a link between the two.  As it turns out insulin may be linked to Alzheimer’s disease(AD)  in more than one way. Below I will discuss the ways in which insulin resistance could be a risk factor leading to…
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How Old Do We Want To Be?

This week’s topic concerns topics concerning insulin and Alzheimer’s disease deals largely with aging. Alzheimer’s is not alone with a strong correlation between age and occurrence. The chances of developing cancer and other major neurodegenerative diseases also greatly increase with age. There is little doubt that curing these diseases would led to an average extended…
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