What You Need To Know About Alzheimer's
APOE4 is not a genetic variant on the tip of every young person's tongue. But if you have it, and you're between the ages of 20 and 35, you may want to brush up on your cognitive memory skills.
An Oxford University study detailed this week found that carriers of APOE4, which occurs in roughly one-fourth of the British public, are at particular risk for Alzheimer's and carriers of two copies of APOE4 have up to ten times the baseline risk.
MRI scans show that carriers, even whose brains were at rest, showed intense activity in the hippocampus--that brain's memory center--compared to non-carriers. Eventually, the hippocampus fries itself out from exertion leaving fertile conditions for Alzheimer's to set in.
Our in-house Alzheimer's expert is out today, but we caught this item from Sweden on coffee as a deterrent to dementia that may be of some comfort for APOE4 carriers. So drink up, kids. (Five cups minimum per day.)
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A completely unexpected discovery beneath the ice.
- Scientists find remains of a tardigrade and crustaceans in a deep, frozen Antarctic lake.
- The creatures' origin is unknown, and further study is ongoing.
- Biology speaks up about Antarctica's history.
She met mere mortals with and without the Vatican's approval.
- For centuries, the Virgin Mary has appeared to the faithful, requesting devotion and promising comfort.
- These maps show the geography of Marian apparitions – the handful approved by the Vatican, and many others.
- Historically, Europe is where most apparitions have been reported, but the U.S. is pretty fertile ground too.
It's one factor that can help explain the religiosity gap.
- Sociologists have long observed a gap between the religiosity of men and women.
- A recent study used data from several national surveys to compare religiosity, risk-taking preferences and demographic information among more than 20,000 American adolescents.
- The results suggest that risk-taking preferences might partly explain the gender differences in religiosity.
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