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Alzheimer’s Breakthrough: Genetic Link to Gut Disorders Confirmed

A new study reveals a genetic link between Alzheimer’s disease and several gut-related disorders. Researchers report Alzheimer’s patients and those with intestinal disorders have specific genes in common. The findings add to the evidence the gut-brain axis may play a role in the development of neurodegenerative disorders.

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Novel Preclinical Drug Could Have Potential to Combat Depression, Brain Injury, and Cognitive Disorders

. A preclinical drug that inhibits the kinase enzyme Cdk5 may have the potential to treat depression, brain injuries, and disorders associated with cognitive impairment. Source: University of Alabama Birmingham James Bibb, Ph.D., and colleagues have described a novel preclinical drug that could have the potential to combat depression, brain injury and diseases that impair cognition. […]

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