eMEMBERSHIP  LOGIN

Jellyfish Protein Helps to Improve Cognitive Function

Posted on July 23, 2010, 6 a.m. in Brain and Mental Performance Neurology

Apoaequorin, a protein found in jellyfish, helps to boost cognitive function in people with memory problems.  In a study involving 35 adults, average age 61 years, who reported memory concerns, apoaequorin improved scores on cognitive tests by 14% in 60 days. It is posited that apoaequorin, a calcium-binding protein, replaces proteins depleted with aging and that contribute to cognitive issues.    Because this unique mechanism slows the cellular events that can lead to neurotoxicity, researchers are hopeful this jellyfish protein may be of benefit for a variety of other neurological conditions. 

View news source…

“Quincy Bioscience Receives Patent for Jellyfish Protein Aequorin,” Quincy Bioscience, July 8, 2010.

  

Health Headlines MORE »

Absorption of lutein – a key carotenoid for eye health, is enhanced by consuming olive or coconut oil.
Adopt three lifestyle behaviors to help buffer stress-related cellular aging.
In countries with low selenium consumption, lentils may be an affordable and accessible food to supplement the mineral.
Dietary supplementation of fish oil may improve memory function and reduce the incidence of cognitive decline.
Daily supplementation of Vitamin C may help to reduce the incidence of the common cold, in people with low-to-adequate blood levels of the vitamin.
Dietary supplementation of resveratrol may enhance memory performance, among older men and women.
University of California team makes discovery about how we obtain stem cells, with potential applications for creating replacement tissues and organs.
Consumed in the diet, capsaicin – the active ingredient in chili peppers – activates a mechanism that may reduce the risk of colorectal cancer.
Ancestral exposures to the pesticide methoxychlor may lead to adult onset kidney disease, ovarian disease and obesity in future generations.
Literacy in childhood may exert a potent influence on the risk of cognitive impairment later in life.