Parkinson"s drug "helps" the elderly think younger and reap the rewards from the choices they make

Parkinson's drug 'helps' the elderly think younger and reap the rewards from the choices they make As you age you start to lose the ability to learn from experiencesSo are less able to predict the chance of getting a reward from choices madeDrug could help the elderly think in a younger mannerResearchers found that older people who took the drug could make decisions in the same way as those in their twenties By Daily Mail Reporter PUBLISHED: 00:50 GMT, 25 March 2013 | UPDATED: 08:12 GMT, 25 March 2013 A drug used to treat Parkinson’s Disease could help older people make better decisions, say researchers.

Progeria: Drug reverses rapid aging in children with "Benjamin Button" disorder

'Tremendous breakthrough' drug reverses rapid aging in children with 'Benjamin Button' disorder Children placed on the drug saw improvements in weight gain, bone structure and heart healthExperts at Boston children's Hospital said it was a 'tremendous breakthrough'Youngsters with progeria live to the average age of 13 | UPDATED: 09:26 GMT, 26 September 2012 A drug first developed for cancer has shown great promise in treating children with Progeria, a rare and fatal rapid-aging disease.

Cot death babies may lack vital protein which helps them breathe

Cot death babies may lack vital protein which helps them to breathe At least 300 babies die suddenly and unexpectedly every year Scientists have pinpointed a gene that meant young mice were more likely to struggle with oxygen intake – they think the same effect could occur in humans | UPDATED: 16:05 GMT, 6 September 2012 Cot death babies may lack a vital protein that helps them to breathe, according to new research.

Could a shock to the brain stop people from binge eating?

Can't resist that doughnut An electric shock to the brain 'could stop people from binge eating' When stimulator turned on in obese mice, scientists saw 60 per cent drop in consumption of high-fat foodTreatment is already approved for certain neurological and psychiatric disorders By Claire Bates PUBLISHED: 11:38 GMT, 26 June 2012 | UPDATED: 13:03 GMT, 26 June 2012 Scientists have come up with an unusual new treatment for obesity – a zap of electricity to the brain.

Skin cells from heart attack victims turned into healthy heart muscle tissue for the first time

Skin cells from heart attack victims turned into healthy heart muscle tissue for the first time | UPDATED: 23:00 GMT, 22 May 2012 Professor Lior Gepstein has created healthy young cells from skin cells taken from elderly patients with heart failure Heart attack patients could one day have their organ repaired using their own skin cells, say scientists.

Drinking DOES make us feel happy: Alcohol triggers endorphins in the brain

Cheers! Drinking DOES release the feelgood factor in our brains Rush of chemicals released in specific brain locations after drinking produce feelings of pleasure and reward Drinking alcohol releases feel-good chemicals in an area of the human brain often referred to as the 'pleasure centre' Scientists have discovered why alcohol can make us feel good. For the first time it has been shown that drinking alcohol releases feel-good chemicals in an area of the human brain often referred to as the ‘pleasure centre’