Archive for May, 2015

For several years a researcher fed rodents in his laboratory a diet with a high caloric content and high glucose concentrations, which caused them diabetes, and by scientifically assessing what… Read & Research Alzheimer’s More

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Lightly stimulating the brain with electricity may improve short-term memory in people with schizophrenia, according to a new study by researchers at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Read & Research Alzheimer’s More

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A breakthrough in machine learning has also brought about a “game changer” for the science of metabolomics – and will hasten the development of diagnostic and predictive tests for Alzheimer’s… Read & Research Alzheimer’s More

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Graham Collingridge finds molecules strongly associated with Alzheimer’s disease are important players in a process called long-term depressionAlzheimer’s disease is the most common form of… Read & Research Alzheimer’s More

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“Alzheimer’s is a gray matter disease,” said Federica Agosta, M.D., Ph.D., co-author of the study conducted at the Neuroimaging Research Unit, San Raffaele Scientific Institute in Milan, Italy. Read & Research Alzheimer’s More

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A typical characteristic of the brain of an Alzheimer sufferer is the presence of insoluble Tau protein aggregates. Read & Research Alzheimer’s More

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We take a look at two new Alzheimer’s studies that overturn accepted wisdom on the mechanisms behind sporadic Alzheimer’s onset and early symptoms. Read & Research Alzheimer’s More

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Liisa Galea from the University of British Columbia presents her latest findings on hormone therapy and brain function at 9th Annual Canadian Neuroscience MeetingHormone therapy (HT) is… Read & Research Alzheimer’s More

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A study of older adults at risk of late-onset Alzheimer’s disease found that those who consumed more omega-3 fatty acids did better than their peers on tests of cognitive flexibility — the ability… Read & Research Alzheimer’s More

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Researchers exploring the ways in which the human brain responds to hearing loss have identified patterns of brain ‘reorganization’ that may be related to a widely reported link between age-related… Read & Research Alzheimer’s More

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A new drug developed at Lancaster University in the UK that may help to prevent the early stages of Alzheimer’s disease is to enter clinical trials. Read & Research Alzheimer’s More

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Studies have shown that both air pollution and impaired lung function can cause cognitive deficits, but it was unclear whether air pollution diminishes cognition by reducing breathing ability first… Read & Research Alzheimer’s More

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Aboriginal Australians are reported to develop dementia earlier than the general population. The causes remain unknown. Read & Research Alzheimer’s More

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New research has shown that people with Alzheimer’s may not always experience memory loss as their first symptom of the disease, with younger people more likely to have problems with judgement… Read & Research Alzheimer’s More

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A new study suggests that medical marijuana pills may not help treat behavioral symptoms of dementia, such as aggression, pacing and wandering. Read & Research Alzheimer’s More

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Researchers at Mayo Clinic in Florida have developed a mouse model that exhibits the neuropathological and behavioral features associated with the most common genetic form of amyotrophic lateral… Read & Research Alzheimer’s More

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Repetitive head injuries that occur during contact sports and military service may accelerate the aging process by increasing the build-up of beta-amyloid in the brain, leading to worse disease and… Read & Research Alzheimer’s More

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In a groundbreaking new study, researchers from the Blanchette Rockefeller Neurosciences Institute (BRNI) have discovered that the Apolipoprotein E4 (ApoE4) gene, the major genetic risk factor for… Read & Research Alzheimer’s More

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You are taking a class on origami and Mr. Otaki asks you to fold that little red piece of paper into a very elaborate design. You have to do it in a very short time. You try your best but you fail. Read & Research Alzheimer’s More

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Max Planck Scientists identify new role of protein aggregates in neurodegenerationMuscle cell of a long-lived nematode worm: chaperone-rich protein aggregates (green) accumulate and save the… Read & Research Alzheimer’s More

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Work to be presented May 15-17 in National Harbor, Md., represents field’s most highly rated scholarship among more than 800 abstract submissionsPhysical activity and lifestyle interventions for… Read & Research Alzheimer’s More

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University of British Columbia researchers say a new epilepsy drug holds promise as a treatment for Alzheimer’s disease. Read & Research Alzheimer’s More

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A large new study in the New England Journal of Medicine examines the impact of growth in Medicare’s hospice benefit among nursing home residents between 2004 and 2009. Read & Research Alzheimer’s More

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This study assessed apolipoprotein E (APOE) ε4 carrier status effects on Alzheimer’s disease imaging and cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) biomarkers in cognitively normal older adults with significant memory concerns (SMC). Read & Research Alzheimer’s More

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Researchers from Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, have identified that high levels of a small molecule called D-serine associate with cognitive decline in Alzheimer’s disease (AD). Read & Research Alzheimer’s More

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A new study shows high blood sugar in Alzheimer’s-prone mice increases faulty amyloid protein, perhaps due to over-firing of neurons caused by high glucose closing KATP channels. Read & Research Alzheimer’s More

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A study team led by researchers at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine who used specially developed technologies to “follow the zinc” have uncovered a previously unknown pathway the brain… Read & Research Alzheimer’s More

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Researchers have uncovered a unique connection between diabetes and Alzheimer’s disease, providing further evidence that a disease that robs people of their memories may be affected by elevated… Read & Research Alzheimer’s More

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This is the first study to assess cerebral microinfarcts (CMIs) on 3 tesla (3T) magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in a memory clinic population. Read & Research Alzheimer’s More

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Evidence indicates that early detection and management of dementia care can improve outcomes. We assess variations in dementia care based on processes outlined in clinical guidelines by the BC Ministry of Health. Read & Research Alzheimer’s More

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