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Women Have More Active Brains Than Men

August 7, 2017 - Amsterdam, NL – In the largest functional brain imaging study to date, the Amen Clinics (Newport Beach, CA) compared 46,034 brain SPECT (single photon emission computed tomography) imaging studies provided by nine clinics, quantifying differences between the brains of men and women. The study is published in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease.

August 7, 2017

High-blood-pressure medication shows protective effect for brain structure and function

August 4, 2017 - Toronto, ON – A new study from Sunnybrook researchers provides evidence that a specific type of treatment for hypertension, or high blood pressure, appears to protect against brain degeneration associated with Alzheimer’s disease, and preserve cognition when compared to other classes of anti-hypertensive medications.

August 4, 2017

Two New Studies Offer Insights into Gastrointestinal Dysfunction in Parkinson’s Patients

August 4, 2017 - Amsterdam, NL – Constipation is one of the most common non-motor related complaints affecting Parkinson’s disease (PD) patients. Two important studies from the same research group published in the Journal of Parkinson’s Disease expand the understanding of the relationship between PD and gastrointestinal dysfunction. In one study, investigators measured actual colonic dysfunction and compared it to reported constipation. In the other study, researchers tracked the position of an ingested wireless electromagnetic capsule using the novel 3D-Transit system in order to calculate gastrointestinal (GI) regional transit times.

August 4, 2017

Training Can Improve Athletes’ Stereo Vision

July 5, 2017 - Amsterdam, NL – Stereo vision allows individuals to perceive depth differences in their surroundings. Important to pedestrians and drivers, for example, depth perception plays a key role in many sporting activities. If the ability to accurately determine the distance and speed of a fast-moving object can be improved, athletes have the potential to improve their performance. In a new study published in Restorative Neurology and Neuroscience, researchers found that by training athletes using repetitive stereoscopic stimuli, their reaction speed to those stimuli could be significantly improved.

July 5, 2017