IOS Press Unveils New Book: Ontology Makes Sense, An Homage to Nicola Guarino

April 8, 2019 - IOS Press announces the publication of Ontology Makes Sense, a book in honor of Nicola Guarino. More...

April 8, 2019

Abnormalities in a Protein Affecting How Nerve Cells Change Shape May Be Linked to Huntington’s Disease

Changes in Rac1 activity could affect the structure of HD nerve cells and how they move and interconnect with other cells, according to a new report published in JHD

April 3, 2019 - Amsterdam, NL – Since 1993, when the gene that causes Huntington's disease (HD) was identified, there has been intense focus on understanding how this genetic mutation causes the disease's severe progressive neural deterioration. In a new study published in the Journal of Huntington's Disease, investigators have discovered that the HD mutation may alter the interactions of Huntingtin, the large protein produced by the HD gene, with Rac1, a protein that directs changes in cell shape. In HD, this interaction may result in abnormalities in the pathway controlling neural cell shape and dendritic growth, which can affect how well nerve cells communicate with one another. More...

April 3, 2019

Study Published in Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease Finds No Causal Link Between Smoking and Dementia

March 26, 2019 - Lexington, KY, USA – It's an irrefutable fact that smoking is bad for you. Study after study has proven that smoking increases your risk for cancer, heart disease, diabetes – even blindness. But dementia? Not so fast. A recent study published in the Journal of Alzheimer's Disease has demonstrated that smoking is not associated with a higher risk of dementia. More...

March 26, 2019

NUS Study: Eating Mushrooms May Reduce the Risk of Cognitive Decline

March 13, 2019 - Singapore, Singapore – A team from the Department of Psychological Medicine and Department of Biochemistry at the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine at the National University of Singapore (NUS) has found that seniors who consume more than two standard portions of mushrooms weekly may have 50 per cent reduced odds of having mild cognitive impairment (MCI). More...

March 13, 2019