Tag Archives: Neurodegenerative diseases

Caffeine, Other Substances Found to Increase Enzyme That May Combat Dementia

Twenty-four compounds were shown to increase the NMNAT2 enzyme in mice brains

A study recently published in the journal Scientific Reports found that 24 compounds, including caffeine, could increase production of an enzyme in the brain that’s been shown to combat dementia. The enzyme, NMNAT2, was discovered last year by a team … Continue reading

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New ALS Therapy Shows Promise

Researchers in Israel have developed a way to slow disease progression in mice

Researchers at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev in Beer-Sheva, Israel, have developed a promising new treatment for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS. Also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, ALS is a degenerative disease of the nervous system that causes loss … Continue reading

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