Caffeine increases the levels of an enzyme thought to be protective against dementia

Dementia is a disease that mainly affects older people and is characterized by difficulties with coordination and speech, memory distortions, restlessness, and problems with perception. People with dementia also suffer from behavioural changes which can include depression, irritability, anxiety, apathy, and agitation. 20-40% of people over the age of 85 will be diagnosed with dementia…

Mutated protein chokes off and kills neurons leading to ALS

In 2014 there was a massive undertaking to raise money to fund research for a cure to Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS). This fund raising effort was hugely successful raising over $100 million for ALS research across the world. ALS is a progressive degenerative disorder that affects the neurons that control the movement of your muscles.…