Archive for March, 2015

There is a substantial interest in identifying interventions that can protect and buffer older adults from atrophy in the cortex and particularly, the hippocampus, a region important to memory. We report the 2-year effects of a randomized controlled trial of an intergenerational social health promotion program on older men’s and Read & Research Alzheimer’s More

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A new study from the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston has revealed that a single dose of an immunotherapy reverses memory problems in an animal model of Alzheimer’s disease. Read & Research Alzheimer’s More

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Evaluation of brain β-amyloid by positron emission tomography (PET) imaging can assist in the diagnosis of Alzheimer disease (AD) and other dementias. Read & Research Alzheimer’s More

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The first ‘gold standard’ technique for measuring brain tissue loss – an early sign of Alzheimer’s disease – has been validated in a new study led by UCLA researchers. Read & Research Alzheimer’s More

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Anavex Life Sciences Corp., a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company developing drug candidates to treat Alzheimer’s and other central nervous system (CNS) diseases, pain and various types of… Read & Research Alzheimer’s More

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People who have suffered serious head injuries show changes in brain structure resembling those seen in older people, according to a new study. Read & Research Alzheimer’s More

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Research by biologists at the University of York has identified new mechanisms potentially driving progression of an aggressive form of dementia. Read & Research Alzheimer’s More

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By examining more than 3,600 postmortem brains, researchers at Mayo Clinic’s campuses in Jacksonville, Florida, and Rochester, Minnesota, have found that the progression of dysfunctional tau protein… Read & Research Alzheimer’s More

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The Alzheimer’s Association find that disclosure rates for the disease are “disturbingly low,” with less than half of patients reporting that they were told the diagnosis. Read & Research Alzheimer’s More

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New method makes it easier to evaluate investigational anti-amyloid treatmentsResearchers from Banner Alzheimer’s Institute (BAI) have developed a new brain image analysis method to better track… Read & Research Alzheimer’s More

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Biogen Idec has announced data from a pre-specified interim analysis of PRIME, the Phase 1b study of aducanumab (BIIB037), in which aducanumab demonstrated an acceptable safety profile and positive… Read & Research Alzheimer’s More

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The absence of a consensus system for full neuropathological evaluation limits clinicopathological studies and comparability between laboratories. Combined staging for Alzheimer’s type and cerebral vascular pathology may allow a better classification of cases for clinical and cognitive correlation. Read & Research Alzheimer’s More

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The aim of this study was to test the diagnostic value of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) beta-amyloid (Aβ1–42), phosphorylated tau, and total tau (tau) to discriminate Alzheimer’s disease (AD) dementia from other forms of dementia. Read & Research Alzheimer’s More

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The Innovative Medicines Initiative (IMI) and its AETIONOMY, EMIF and EPAD projects are proud to announce the creation of the IMI Alzheimer’s Disease Research Platform. Read & Research Alzheimer’s More

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Pnky, a noncoding RNA found in brain stem cells, may have a broad range of clinical applicationsA research team at UC San Francisco has discovered an RNA molecule called Pnky that can be… Read & Research Alzheimer’s More

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It has long been proven that people who follow a Mediterranean diet and keep physically and mentally active are less likely to suffer from dementia. Read & Research Alzheimer’s More

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The ELEKIN research group of the UPV/EHU-University of the Basque Country is working to develop various non-invasive methodologies for the early detection of Alzheimer’s disease. Read & Research Alzheimer’s More

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3-D structure of messenger molecules determine their stability and efficiency inside cellsMessenger RNAs (mRNA) are linear molecules that contain instructions for producing the proteins that keep… Read & Research Alzheimer’s More

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Researchers at Mayo Clinic developed a new scoring system to help determine which elderly people may be at a higher risk of developing the memory and thinking problems that can lead to dementia. Read & Research Alzheimer’s More

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The MIND diet – a hybrid of the Mediterranean and DASH diets – was linked to reduced Alzheimer’s risk in a new study, even among participants who did not follow it explicitly. Read & Research Alzheimer’s More

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Scientists at The University of Manchester have made an important new discovery about the brain’s immune system that could lead to potential new treatments for stroke and other related conditions. Read & Research Alzheimer’s More

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IBMPFD is a rare and deadly genetic disorder that has devastated entire families, robbing many of their members of their ability to talk, walk and think clearly. Read & Research Alzheimer’s More

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Combining investigational therapy with gene variant may reduce dangers from debilitating brain plaquesResearchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine have identified a… Read & Research Alzheimer’s More

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A study has found that, on average, men have worse memories than women after the age of 40. Cognitive decline was not associated with carrying the APOE ε4 gene. Read & Research Alzheimer’s More

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The MRC Dementias Platform UK (DPUK) has joined forces today with the Canadian Consortium on Neurodegeneration in Aging (CCNA) in a transatlantic effort to share data and research expertise in the… Read & Research Alzheimer’s More

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NIH-funded research suggests novel approach for developing drugs for inherited Alzheimer’sMutations in the presenilin-1 gene are the most common cause of inherited, early-onset forms of… Read & Research Alzheimer’s More

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An effective blood test would be safe, affordable and easy to administer in large groups or in rural areasUCLA researchers have provided the first evidence that a simple blood test could be… Read & Research Alzheimer’s More

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A promising new natural treatment for Alzheimer’s disease is moving toward clinical trials. Read & Research Alzheimer’s More

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The generation of neurons (neurogenesis) in humans is predominantly limited to development; in the adult stage it takes place in only a few regions of the brain. Read & Research Alzheimer’s More

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Very old persons often have chronic problems, such as physical immobility, unsteady gait, and mental impairments. Read & Research Alzheimer’s More

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