Archive for August, 2015

Neuropathologic assessment is the current “gold standard” for evaluating the Alzheimer’s disease (AD), but there is no consensus on the methods used. Read & Research Alzheimer’s More

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Blast traumatic brain injury (B-TBI) affects military and civilian personnel. Presently, there are no approved drugs for blast brain injury. Read & Research Alzheimer’s More

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Special issue of Future Science OA examines amyloid aggregation, the causes of protein misfolding diseases, and the future of therapyFuture Science Group (FSG) today announced the publication of… Read & Research Alzheimer’s More

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New research suggests that abnormal fat deposits found in the brains of people who died from Alzheimer’s disease could trigger or accelerate the condition. Read & Research Alzheimer’s More

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When a large combat unit, widely dispersed in dense jungle, goes to battle, no single soldier knows precisely how his actions are affecting the unit’s success or failure. Read & Research Alzheimer’s More

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The animal suffered from an autoimmune disease previously known only in humansKnut, the famous polar bear of the Berlin Zoological Garden (Germany) died of encephalitis, as diagnosed soon after… Read & Research Alzheimer’s More

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Molecular therapy partially relieves havoc wreaked by gene mutation in human and fly cellsNeurons, red, created from ALS patients bearing the C9orf72 mutation, show clumps of the RanGAP… Read & Research Alzheimer’s More

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Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) scientists have discovered how the most common genetic defect in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis kills nerve cells. Read & Research Alzheimer’s More

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In the biochemical game of genetics, it was thought that the proteins controlling gene regulation in animals were either spectators or players. Read & Research Alzheimer’s More

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New research fails to show a benefit from exercise or dietary supplementation on levels of cognitive brain health, but experts say lifestyle factors should not be written off. Read & Research Alzheimer’s More

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Scientists have caught a glimpse of the elusive toxic form of the Alzheimer’s molecule, during its attempt to bore into the outer covering of a cell decoy, using a new method involving laser light… Read & Research Alzheimer’s More

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The Global Alzheimer’s Association Interactive Network (GAAIN) is consolidating the efforts of independent Alzheimer’s disease data repositories around the world with the goals of revealing more insights into the causes of Alzheimer’s disease, improving treatments, and designing preventative measures that delay the onset of physical symptoms. Read & Research Alzheimer’s More

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Results to be showcased internationally in the Journal of Alzheimer’s DiseaseOngoing European Research Council-funded research at Waterford Institute of Technology’s (WIT) Macular Pigment… Read & Research Alzheimer’s More

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Study may speed improved treatments for hearing loss and symptoms of PTSDResearchers at NYU Langone Medical Center have found how even brief exposure to sudden sounds or mild trauma can form… Read & Research Alzheimer’s More

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Nine potentially modifiable risk factors may contribute to up to two thirds of Alzheimer’s disease cases worldwide, suggests an analysis of the available evidence, published online in the Journal… Read & Research Alzheimer’s More

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The rise of dementia that was previously predicted may be false after researchers discover the number of people with the condition is stabilizing in some countries. Read & Research Alzheimer’s More

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Researchers found older adults with high levels of the ‘stress hormone’ cortisol in their saliva had smaller brain volume and poorer memory and thinking skills. Read & Research Alzheimer’s More

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Genetic analysis of human patients has shown that mutations in genes involved in synaptic communication can drive neuropsychiatric and neurological diseases such as autism spectrum disorder and… Read & Research Alzheimer’s More

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On September 19, 2014, the Massachusetts Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center (ADRC) held a daylong scientific symposium to celebrate 30 years of research productivity. It was a time to reflect on past accomplishments and to anticipate future directions in research and treatment. The presentations summarized in this article point to advances in the Read & Research Alzheimer’s More

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Once licensed, model likely to accelerate study of Alzheimer’s, autism, moreScientists at The Ohio State University have developed a nearly complete human brain in a dish that equals the brain… Read & Research Alzheimer’s More

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It is a hallmark of Alzheimer’s disease: Toxic protein fragments known as amyloid-β clumped together between neurons in a person’s brain. Read & Research Alzheimer’s More

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We may view our memory as being essential to who we are, but new findings suggest that others consider our moral traits to be the core component of our identity. Read & Research Alzheimer’s More

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NIH-funded study highlights the possible role of glial brain cells in neurological disordersEvery brain cell has a nucleus, or a central command station. Read & Research Alzheimer’s More

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Using a smartphone app and fMRI, researchers from Ohio State University have discovered where the human brain records the time and place of memories. Read & Research Alzheimer’s More

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A new study may have unlocked understanding of a mysterious part of the brain — with implications for neurodegenerative conditions such as Alzheimer’s. Read & Research Alzheimer’s More

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It sheds light on the molecular underpinnings of learning and memory and could form the basis for research into new treatments for age-related cognitive decline, cognitive disorders such as… Read & Research Alzheimer’s More

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Determining whether or not an individual has dementia and to what degree is a long and laborious process that can take an experienced professional such as a clinician about four to five hours to… Read & Research Alzheimer’s More

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The discovery of antidepressant drugs in the 1950s led to the first biochemical hypothesis of depression, known as the monoamine hypothesis. Read & Research Alzheimer’s More

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Discovery provides new tool for understanding and treating neurodegenerative diseasesScientists at the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital -The Neuro, at McGill University and the McGill… Read & Research Alzheimer’s More

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Network has broad role in memory, learning processes, study suggestsOne of the more heartbreaking realities of Alzheimer’s is the moment when a loved one struggling with the disease no longer… Read & Research Alzheimer’s More

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