About My Health Careers Internship MedBlogs Contact us

Brain Aging Diagnosed by the Flow of Cerebrospinal Fluid

by Shravanthi Vikram on February 21, 2018 at 4:18 PM
Font : A-A+

Brain Aging Diagnosed by the Flow of Cerebrospinal Fluid

The flow of the cerebrospinal fluid that is present between the scalp and the skull helps in the diagnoses of neurodegenerative and age-related diseases. This is a non-invasive method, which is also used for the diagnoses for cardiovascular disease, says a study by a research team at Lancaster University (UK) and Medical University of Gdansk (Poland).

A device for non-invasive recordings of this translucent fluid has been developed by researchers at the Technical University of Gdansk (Poland), and recordings on healthy subjects were made at the Medical University of Gdansk (Poland) and the University of Regina (Canada).


Using methods developed by physicists at Lancaster it has been shown that the circulation throughout the brain of this fluid is highly fluctuating, and that these fluctuations are slow but interconnected by the rhythms of breathing and the heart rate.

Researchers found that some of these oscillations are linked with blood pressure, but are generally slower, occurring at lower frequencies, which have been shown in previous studies to be related to oscillations in vascular motion and blood oxygenation. Preliminary results showed evidence of a decline in the coherence between these oscillations in participants over the age of 25, indicating that brain ageing may begin earlier than expected.

Professor Aneta Stefanovska from Lancaster University, who has been studying the physics of biological oscillations for over 20 years, said: "Combining the technique to noninvasively record the fluctuation corresponding to cerebrospinal fluid and our sophisticated methods to analyse oscillations which are not clock-like but rather vary in time around their natural values, we have come to an interesting and non-invasive method that can be used to study ageing and changes due to various neurodegenerative .

Source: Eurekalert

News A-Z
News Category
What's New on Medindia
International Day of Persons with Disabilities 2021 - Fighting for Rights in the Post-COVID Era
Effect of Blood Group Type on COVID-19 Risk and Severity
Woman with Rare Spinal Cord Defect from Birth Sues Doctor
View all

Medindia Newsletters Subscribe to our Free Newsletters!
Terms & Conditions and Privacy Policy.

More News on:
Parkinsons Disease Otitis Media Parkinsons Disease Surgical Treatment Ganglion Cysts - Ganglion Wrist Ageing and Sleep Brain Brain Facts Ataxia Telomere Shortening And Ageing Language Areas in The Brain 

Recommended Reading
Eve Mild Concussions, Head Impacts may Speed Up Brain Aging
Research shows concussions and even mild head impacts may speed up the brain's natural aging ......
Social Change Could Reverse Brain Aging in Humans as in Bees
A study conducted by a Norwegian scientist at the Arizona State University has found that bees can ....
Obesity may Increase Brain Aging by 10 Years at Middle-Age
Overweight individuals had a widespread reduction in white matter compared to leaner counterparts. ....
A Stroke Can Lead to Decline in Memory Faster Than That of Normal Brain Aging
Stroke survivors should be monitored for mounting cognitive impairment over the years after the ......
Ageing and Sleep
Sleep is a barometer of good health in the elderly. Sleep problems in the elderly are controlled by ...
Ataxia affects coordination. Gait becomes unstable and the patient loses balance. The cerebellum or ...
Ganglion Cysts - Ganglion Wrist
Ganglion cysts are a common mass or lump that usually occur in the hand...
Language Areas in The Brain
The mechanism of how human brain processes the language to express and comprehend the verbal, writte...
Otitis Media
Middle ear infection, or otitis media, is a common type of infection that may or may not accompany t...
Parkinsons Disease
Parkinson’s disease is a neurodegenerative disease caused by progressive dopamine brain cells loss. ...
Telomere Shortening And Ageing
Telomeres are cap- like structures at chromosome ends that play an important role in ageing and in t...

Disclaimer - All information and content on this site are for information and educational purposes only. The information should not be used for either diagnosis or treatment or both for any health related problem or disease. Always seek the advice of a qualified physician for medical diagnosis and treatment. Full Disclaimer

© All Rights Reserved 1997 - 2021

This site uses cookies to deliver our services. By using our site, you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Cookie Policy, Privacy Policy, and our Terms of Use