New Alzheimer’s treatment fully restores memory function – ScienceAlert

Australian researchers have come up with a non-invasive ultrasound technology that clears the brain of neurotoxic amyloid plaques – structures that are responsible for memory loss and a decline in cognitive function in Alzheimer’s patients. If a person has Alzheimer’s disease, it’s usually the result of a build-up of two types of lesions – amyloid

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Mindfulness as effective as pills for treating recurrent depression – study | Society | The Guardian

Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy may be as good as pills at stopping people relapsing after recovering from major bouts of depression, according to a study. Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT) was developed from mindfulness techniques, which encourage individuals to pay more attention to the present moment, combined with cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT), specifically to try to help

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Juliette Binoche: ‘Depardieu wanted to kill me. But I am still here’ | Film | The Guardian

‘La Binoche’ admits to an inner fire that has driven her ascent to French ‘royalty’ – and in her latest film (about a revered actor) she’s virtually playing herself. Would Gérard Depardieu still call her ‘nothing’ now? Juliette Binoche: ‘My work is important but my relationships are too. It’s not one against the other.’ Photograph:

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