Researchers have discovered that the intestine is the source of immune cells that reduce brain inflammation in people with MS, and that increasing the number of these cells blocks inflammation entirely.
UCSF researchers programmed a machine-learning algorithm to diagnose early-stage Alzheimer’s disease. The algorithm used PET scans – a common type of brain scan.
A growing number of researchers at UCSF and elsewhere have turned their attention to questions around why and how some people who age thrive and are more resilient than others.
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Anxiety and depression may be leading predictors of conditions ranging from heart disease to headaches, having similar effects as long-established risk factors like smoking and obesity.
Patients with moderate to severe depression reported significant improvements in mood when researchers precisely stimulated a brain region called the orbitofrontal cortex.
Nearly 25 percent of the LGBT adults aged 50 and older in a new study had subjective cognitive decline, a potential indicator of a future Alzheimer’s diagnosis.