Tag Archives: Brain

Not all sleep is equal when it comes to cleaning the brain

New research shows how the depth of sleep can impact our brain’s ability to efficiently wash away waste and toxic proteins. Because sleep often becomes increasingly lighter and more disrupted as we become older, the study reinforces and potentially explains the links between aging, sleep deprivation, and heightened risk for Alzheimer’s disease. “Sleep is critical… Read More »

Medical News Today: New treatment under trial could restore brain cells in Parkinson's

A series of clinical trials have tested an experimental treatment for Parkinson’s disease that uses a novel approach: administering the drug straight into the brain via implanted ports. The leading researchers believe this may be a “breakthrough” therapeutic strategy for neurological conditions. Newly trialed therapy could launch a fresh chapter in the treatment of Parkinson’s… Read More »

Utah's high altitude may have helped diagnose 8-year-old North Carolina boy's brain tumor, family says

The 8-year-old North Carolina boy was diagnosed with aggressive brain cancer while in Utah for Christmas. (GoFundMe) An 8-year-old North Carolina boy hoping to spend a peaceful Christmas with his family in Utah instead received a devastating and unexpected diagnosis of glioblastoma — an aggressive, cancerous tumor often found in the brain or spine. Perryn Miller… Read More »