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Immune Protein May Promote Dementia in Those With High Blood Pressure

Controlling blood pressure might not be enough to prevent associated cognitive decline, as researchers have pointed towards cytokine IL-17 as a culprit for inducing dementia in people with high blood pressure.
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People With Tinnitus May Have Nerve Loss in Their Ears

A new study shows people with tinnitus may have nerve loss in their ears that is not detected by conventional hearing tests.
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How Prion Proteins Can Trigger Dementia

Dysfunction of the TDP-43 protein is associated with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and frontotemporal dementia. Researchers have now shown that misfolded prion proteins can inactivate TDP-43.
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Daydreaming Is More Pleasant in Old Age

According to a study, our minds wander less as we age and, when older adults do let their minds drift, they’re more likely to be distracted by pleasant thoughts rather than worries.
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Bikram Yoga Reduces Depressive Symptoms in Clinical Trial

Technology Networks caught up with the researchers behind an eight-week clinical trial testing the effects of Bikram yoga on depressive symptoms.
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Unlocking the Secret Strength of Marine Mussels

How do you create strong, yet quick-release connections between living and non-living tissues? This is a question that continues to puzzle bioengineers who aim to create materials that bond together for advanced biomedical applications.
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Stress Neuropeptide Increased in Heavy Alcohol Drinking

A key stress neurotransmitter is increased during heavy alcohol drinking, and may play a role in alcohol withdrawal symptoms, reports a new study in mice.
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Rapid Changes in Dopamine Levels Guide Our Behavior

What happens in the human brain when we learn from positive and negative experiences? To help answer that question and better understand decision-making and human behavior, scientists are studying dopamine.
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Color-Based Sensor Device Mimics Our Skin's Sensitivity

In a step toward more autonomous soft robots and wearable technologies, EPFL researchers have created a device that uses color to simultaneously sense multiple mechanical and temperature stimuli.
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Molecular Treatment Helps Mice Regain Brain Function After Stroke

A class of small molecules has been shown to help mice regain brain function after a stroke, opening doors to new stroke recovery therapies.