Archive for May, 2014

Research presented by Morris Moscovitch, from the Rotman Research Institute at the University of Toronto, shows that memory is more dynamic and changeable than previously thought. Dr. Read & Research Alzheimer’s More

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A new online tool to help people with dementia access care in their local area is launched today (22 May) by the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP). Read & Research Alzheimer’s More

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Cynical people normally distrust others, believing they are motivated by selfish interests. But now, researchers have linked high levels of cynical distrust with dementia risk. Read & Research Alzheimer’s More

Category: Alzheimer’s / Dementia

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Research presented by Dr. Lynn Raymond, from the University of British Columbia, shows that blocking a specific class of glutamate receptors, called extrasynaptic NMDA receptors, can improve motor… Read & Research Alzheimer’s More

Category: Huntingtons Disease

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Evidence suggests that a transporter protein that can be harmful when produced in the liver may be effective at delaying Alzheimer’s symptoms when it is produced in the brain. Read & Research Alzheimer’s More

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A decade of Alzheimer’s disease research dominated by artificially creating symptoms in genetically modified mice has failed to find a single cure that works in human patients, and could be… Read & Research Alzheimer’s More

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A new method of generating mature nerve cells from skin cells could greatly enhance understanding of neurodegenerative diseases, and could accelerate the development of new drugs and stem cell-based… Read & Research Alzheimer’s More

Category: Neurology / Neuroscience

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A few years ago researchers described a Turkish family whose family members moved around on all fours. It turned out that they lacked the sense of equilibrium. Read & Research Alzheimer’s More

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The patient and caregiver-centered Aging Brain Care program, developed by researchers at the Regenstrief Institute and the Indiana University Center for Aging Research, is attracting nationwide… Read & Research Alzheimer’s More

Category: Alzheimer’s / Dementia

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Researchers have developed a new cognitive test that can better determine whether memory impairments are due to very mild Alzheimer’s disease or the normal aging process. Read & Research Alzheimer’s More

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While dementia patients can often suffer from depression and declining physical and mental ability, exercise has been shown to help improve both their physical and psychological wellbeing. Read & Research Alzheimer’s More

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Brain Derived Neurotrophic Factor (BDNF) regulates many processes including memory and learning in our daily tasks. Levels of BDNF are important in determining the outcome of these processes. Read & Research Alzheimer’s More

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Using a newly developed compound called antisense oligonucleotide (OL-1) in mice with Alzheimer’s, researchers successfully reversed memory and learning impairments. Read & Research Alzheimer’s More

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The devastating loss of memory and consciousness in Alzheimer’s disease is caused by plaque accumulations and tangles in neurons, which kill brain cells. Read & Research Alzheimer’s More

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Like a bouncer at an exclusive nightclub, the blood-brain barrier allows only select molecules to pass from the bloodstream into the fluid that bathes the brain. Read & Research Alzheimer’s More

Category: Neurology / Neuroscience

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Citalopram is widely used as an antidepressant. But new research shows that it is also effective at preventing the build-up of plaques in the brain linked to Alzheimer’s. Read & Research Alzheimer’s More

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The ability to transfer a gene or DNA sequence from one animal into the genome of another plays a critical role in a wide range of medical research – including cancer, Alzheimer’s disease, and… Read & Research Alzheimer’s More

Category: Cancer / Oncology

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In 2008 researchers at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania showed that mutations in two proteins associated with familial Alzheimer’s disease (FAD) disrupt the flow of… Read & Research Alzheimer’s More

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High exposure to solvents – such as glue, paint and degreasers – in the workplace may increase the risk of memory and thinking problems later in life, according to a new study. Read & Research Alzheimer’s More

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A new study by researchers at the Intermountain Medical Center Heart Institute in Salt Lake City has found that atrial fibrillation patients who are on blood thinning medications are at higher risk… Read & Research Alzheimer’s More

Category: Heart Disease

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New clues to cognitive decline"> New clues to cognitive decline

Posted May 12, 2014 By FuckAlzheimers

New research suggests that certain types of brain cells may be “picky eaters,” seeming to prefer one specific energy source over others. Read & Research Alzheimer’s More

Category: Neurology / Neuroscience

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A variant of the gene KLOTHO is known for its anti-aging effects in people fortunate enough to carry one copy. Now researchers find that it also has benefits when it comes to brain function. Read & Research Alzheimer’s More

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Presenting at the British Psychological Society’s conference, researchers say brief musical training increases blood flow in the left hemisphere of the brain. Read & Research Alzheimer’s More

Category: Psychology / Psychiatry

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Amyloid-β (Aβ) plaques and neurofibrillary tangles are the main pathological hallmarks of Alzheimer’s disease, as well as the loss of neurons and synapses. Read & Research Alzheimer’s More

Category: Alzheimer’s / Dementia

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1 in 5 of us already possess a gene variant, KL-VS, associated with long life. Research now suggests this variant could boost cognitive function and protect against Alzheimer’s. Read & Research Alzheimer’s More

Category: Genetics

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2013 NACC FOAs"> 2013 NACC FOAs

Posted May 9, 2014 By FuckAlzheimers

NACC is requesting applications for two types of research projects,
collaborative and junior investigator. Deadline for submitting a letter of
intent (optional) is 11/5/2012 application deadline is 12/18/2102. For more
information and the application form, visit the NACC website. Read & Research Alzheimer’s More

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Subscriber information"> Subscriber information

Posted May 9, 2014 By FuckAlzheimers

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Editorial Board"> Editorial Board

Posted May 9, 2014 By FuckAlzheimers

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Contents"> Contents

Posted May 9, 2014 By FuckAlzheimers

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