B3 has different forms, where nicotinamide riboside (NR) is the most important one in case of Parkinson’s. It serves as a raw material for the essential metabolic factor NAD (nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide), which is vital to various cellular processes, including energy metabolism, DNA damage repair, control of gene expression and stress resistance of our brain […]

Recent review of the existing studies highlighted that both high (daily/near daily) and low (> 2 times a week) frequency cannabis young users were 6 times more likely to develop schizophrenia compared to those who had never used cannabis. However, not all compounds of cannabis have such disasterious results on the mental health. A recent […]

We know that accumulation of amyloid-beta proteins in the brain is one of the main features of Alzheimer’s. But did you know that the same proteins are also present in other (periphereral) organs and that there is a possibility that these proteins are interrelated with each other?

Tremor, slowed movement, rigid muscles and other movement disorders are an example of the symptoms of Parkinson’s. They are the result of the inflammatory response in the midbrain of people with Parkinson’s that cause the selective death of dopaminergic neurons leading to neurodegeneration.

Chronic stress is one of the worse amenies for our mental health. It influences tremendiously our mood, our sleep quality, our abilites to think and react, and our energy level. All of these are our body’s reaction to stress, which involves the HPA axis ((hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis). Of course, how we react to the same stressors, […]

First of all, what is NfL? It is a protein called neurofilament light chain. According to a recent study, the increased levels of NfL can accurately indicate the presence of underlying neurodegeneration in people with brain health issues. Though it is not specific for any neuridegenerative disease (think of Parkinson’s, ALS or different types of […]

A recent study proposes a model, mapping whole-brain gene activities and their changes during healthy aging and in case of Alzheimer’s disease. To develop the model, researchers used a wide range of information, starting from gene activity on the micro level and ending by chances in brain characteristics on the macro level, such as formation […]

Have you ever thought why the same diseases are experienced more by women than by men? Why, for example, women are 4 times more likely to have migraines, twice as likely to experience depression and 2 times more likely to be diagnosed with autoimmune disorders that attack the brain, such as multiple sclerosis, in comparison […]