Brain regions with impaired blood flow have higher tau levels

In Alzheimer’s disease, impaired blood flow to brain regions coincides with tau protein buildup. This relationship strengthens as cognition declines, according to new research published in JNeurosci. Vascular function declines and amyloid-β and tau protein accumulate as Alzheimer’s disease progresses, resulting in neuron death. Like the proverbial chicken and egg, […]

E-cigarette use among young people has fallen for the first time in Wales but declines in youth smoking have stalled

E-cigarette use among young people has fallen for the first time in Wales but declines in youth smoking have stalled, analysis from Cardiff University shows. The report is based on responses from 119,388 11-16 year-olds who took part in the School Health Research Network’s (SHRN) 2019 Student Health and Wellbeing […]

As domestic violence spikes, many victims and their children have nowhere to live

COVID-19 has left many victims of domestic violence facing difficulties feeding their children and accessing services for safe housing, transportation and childcare once they leave shelters, according to a Rutgers study published in the journal Violence Against Women. “Many survivors exiting domestic violence shelters are reporting difficulties in accessing resources […]