Archive for February, 2015

Niemann Pick Disease type C, or NPC, is a disease most people have never heard of, affecting just one person in 150,000. Yet the disease is a devastating one. Read & Research Alzheimer’s More

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Anavex Life Sciences Corp. is encouraged by the findings of a research report in the current issue of peer-reviewed scientific journal Frontiers in Cellular Neuroscience. Read & Research Alzheimer’s More

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Mayo Clinic researchers have found that heart failure patients who struggle with everyday tasks, such as getting dressed, are more likely to die or be hospitalized within 3 years. Read & Research Alzheimer’s More

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Stress affects us all, but it may do more than disrupt our sleep or cause a headache. In this spotlight, we explore some of the less recognized health implications of stress. Read & Research Alzheimer’s More

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Scientists have discovered a skin test that may shed new light on Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases, according to a study presented at the American Academy of Neurology’s 67th Annual Meeting in… Read & Research Alzheimer’s More

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Finding provides new therapeutic target for prion diseasesPrion protein aggregates (brown) in the brain of a mouse expressing the human-elk protein. Read & Research Alzheimer’s More

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End-of-life care for nursing home residents has long been associated with poor symptom control and low family satisfaction. Read & Research Alzheimer’s More

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End-of-life care for nursing home residents has long been associated with poor symptom control and low family satisfaction. Read & Research Alzheimer’s More

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Crucial DNA difference between humans and chimps boosts brain size in miceThe human version of a DNA sequence called HARE5 turns on a gene important for brain development (gene activity is… Read & Research Alzheimer’s More

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People with mild cognitive impairment are at higher risk of developing dementia if they have diabetes or psychiatric symptoms such as depression, finds a new review led by UCL researchers. Read & Research Alzheimer’s More

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Much like mapping the human genome laid the foundations for understanding the genetic basis of human health, new maps of the human epigenome may further unravel the complex links between DNA and… Read & Research Alzheimer’s More

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Researchers affiliated with several organizations, including Simon Fraser University, have realized a major scientific achievement that will advance understanding of how the information in our cells… Read & Research Alzheimer’s More

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Our susceptibility to disease depends both on the genes that we inherit from our parents and on our lifetime experiences. Read & Research Alzheimer’s More

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Virtually every cell in the body carries an identical genome. But how is it possible that each of the body’s 200 different types of specialized cells – in the heart, brain, bone, skin and elsewhere … Read & Research Alzheimer’s More

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Experimental results show drug can block seeding of virus in the brain and gutA drug used to treat patients with Crohn’s disease and multiple sclerosis has helped scientists confirm how “viral… Read & Research Alzheimer’s More

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In Proust’s novel Recollection of Things Past, the distinctive smell of a lemon madeleine launches the narrator on a long, involved reminiscence of his past that fills seven chapters. Read & Research Alzheimer’s More

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Two dozen scientific papers published online simultaneously, present the first comprehensive maps and analyses of the epigenomes of a wide array of human cell and tissue types. Read & Research Alzheimer’s More

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Scientists have identified a molecule that breaks the cycle of protein clumping that kills brain cells in Alzheimer’s disease. They say it should be possible to find more like it. Read & Research Alzheimer’s More

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The World Innovation Summit for Health (WISH), a global initiative of Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development, has published a report set to tackle the global rise in… Read & Research Alzheimer’s More

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The ability to assess cognitive impairment in multicultural older populations will become more important as demographics change worldwide. Read & Research Alzheimer’s More

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Nicotine’s primary metabolite supports learning and memory by amplifying the action of a primary chemical messenger involved in both, researchers report. Read & Research Alzheimer’s More

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Scientists from the Florida campus of The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have for the first time discovered a killing mechanism that could underpin a range of the most intractable… Read & Research Alzheimer’s More

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The pathological process amyloidosis, in which misfolded proteins (amyloids) form insoluble fibril deposits, occurs in many diseases, including Alzheimer disease (AD) and type 2 diabetes mellitus… Read & Research Alzheimer’s More

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Scientists from the Florida campus of The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have for the first time discovered a killing mechanism that could underpin a range of the most intractable… Read & Research Alzheimer’s More

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Scientists at Karolinska Institutet have evaluated a new Alzheimer’s therapy in which the patients receive an implant that stimulates the growth of a certain type of nerve cell. Read & Research Alzheimer’s More

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Anavex Life Sciences Corp. has confirmed positive preclinical data for its lead drug candidate ANAVEX 2-73 for the potential treatment of epilepsy, validating it also as a prospective platform drug… Read & Research Alzheimer’s More

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Scientists from UNC-Chapel Hill have created a new way to investigate epigenetic mechanisms important in diseases ranging from Alzheimer’s to cancers. Read & Research Alzheimer’s More

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To examine the independent and combined influences of late-life cognitive activity (CA) and physical activity (PA) on the risk of incident mild cognitive impairment (MCI). Read & Research Alzheimer’s More

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Three leading research funders from the UK and North America have joined forces to launch a new global initiative called MEND or, MEchanisms of cellular death in NeuroDegeneration, with a fund of… Read & Research Alzheimer’s More

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Results could help explain causes of dementia and memory lossNova Southeastern University (NSU) researchers recently discovered that, contrary to prior belief, tissues of different mammalian… Read & Research Alzheimer’s More

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