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An antibiotic treatment reversed Alzheimer’s in mice – but only in males 

An antibiotic treatment reversed Alzheimer’s in mice – but only in males Recent research has found links between the gut flora and Alzheimer’s disease  Since antibiotics can alter or wipe out gut bacteria, researchers at the University of Chicago tried using a cocktail of antibiotics to manipulate the gut and brain The treatment reduced the… Read More »

Flashing Lights and Sounds Improve Memory and Learning Skills in Mice

Video A scan of a mouse’s brain showing that some Alzheimer’s-like plaques dissipated after the mouse saw flashing lights and heard clicking sounds. Video by Picower Institute for Learning and Memory, M.I.T.Credit Could people’s eyes and ears help fix the damage Alzheimer’s disease does to the brain? Just by looking at flashing light and listening… Read More »