Brain News You Can Use | November 2017

Our Top Picks That Caught Our Eye Recently:


Bill Gates Gives $50 Million to Combat Alzheimer’s – Bill Gates says he’s giving $50 million to help fight Alzheimer’s disease. The Microsoft co-founder said Monday that the donation to the Dementia Discovery Fund is personal and not through his charitable foundation. (Source: ABC News | The Associated Press).

Cardio Sessions May Literally Make Your Brain Bigger | A new study shows how good a few sessions a week is for your noggin. (Source: Men’s Health | Danielle Zickl).

Close Friends Linked to a Sharper Memory | As we age, we all have episodes of forgetfulness. We forget where we put our keys, where we parked the car or why we walked into a room. (Source: The Jakarta Post | Agustinus Rushanaedy).

Interactive Brain Model (Source: Brain Facts | Matt Wimsatt & Jack Simpson).

Should We Even Want to Live Past 110? | Would the DNA of individuals who lived beyond their 110th birthday yield clues to the secret to long, healthy life? If so, could that be translated into a drug or therapy that would give the rest of us an extra decade or three? (Source: NY Times | Amy Harmon).

Sleep Apnea May Increase Risk of Developing Alzheimer’s Disease | Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) may put elderly people at greater risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease (AD), according to new research published online in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. (Source: MDLinx | American Thoracic Society News).