Study: Perivascular spaces contribute to worse cognitive health in older adults

Related video Seemingly harmless fluid-filled spaces around the cerebral small vessels, commonly seen on brain MRIs in older adults, are now thought to be associated with more compromised cognitive skills, according to a Vanderbilt University Medical Center study published in Neurology. The new findings challenge longstanding beliefs that these areas – known as perivascular spaces […]

Small vessel disease MRI marker linked to worse cognitive health in older adults

Related video Seemingly harmless fluid-filled spaces around the cerebral small vessels, commonly seen on brain MRIs in older adults, are now thought to be associated with more compromised cognitive skills, according to a Vanderbilt University Medical Center study published in Neurology. The new findings challenge longstanding beliefs that these areas — known as perivascular spaces […]

Sniffing out Parkinson’s disease

Related video Parkinson’s disease is a neurodegenerative disorder that leads to progressive brain cell death and extensive loss of motor function. Despite much research being conducted on this disease, there are no definitive diagnostic tests currently available. Now, researchers report the identification of compounds that make up the signature odor of the disease with the […]