Archive for September, 2015

We performed linkage analyses in Caribbean Hispanic families with multiple late-onset Alzheimer’s disease (LOAD) cases to identify regions that may contain disease causative variants. Read & Research Alzheimer’s More

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More and more data from preclinical and clinical studies strengthen the hypothesis that immune system-mediated actions contribute to and drive pathogenesis in Alzheimer’s disease. Read & Research Alzheimer’s More

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Antipsychotic drugs may increase the risk of death in people with Parkinson’s disease psychosis (PDP), according to a new study led by researchers from the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology … Read & Research Alzheimer’s More

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New software programs should help identify potential avenues for improved drug treatments for diabetes and other diseasesProteins sometimes run amuck. Read & Research Alzheimer’s More

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The future success of Alzheimer’s prevention research could depend on the ability of researchers from different clinical trials to build collaborative relationships that facilitate the sharing of… Read & Research Alzheimer’s More

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Study adds to emerging theme about the immune system’s involvement in Alzheimer’s DiseaseThe role of the immune system in Alzheimer’s disease is a hot topic, but exactly how the two are connected… Read & Research Alzheimer’s More

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A new study by researchers at the Universities of Montana, Valle de México, Boise State, and North Carolina, the Centro de Ciencias de la Atmósfera, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México… Read & Research Alzheimer’s More

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When proteins change their structure and clump together, formation of amyloid fibrils and plaques may occur. Read & Research Alzheimer’s More

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Dementia, Rights and the Social Model of Disability, a new report published by the Mental Health Foundation, is calling for a radical shift in current thinking around dementia – specifically that… Read & Research Alzheimer’s More

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A method for detecting early signs of Alzheimer’s disease using amyloid PET imaging works as well as the previously used cerebrospinal fluid sample method. Read & Research Alzheimer’s More

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The European Prevention of Alzheimer’s Dementia Consortium (EPAD), a project co-funded by the Innovative Medicines Initiative (IMI) and the European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industries and… Read & Research Alzheimer’s More

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In a preliminary 10-week randomized trial, patients with probable Alzheimer disease who received the combination medication dextromethorphan-quinidine demonstrated less occurrences and severity of… Read & Research Alzheimer’s More

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UCLA researchers have discovered a non-invasive method to measure vascular compliance, or how stiff an artery is, in the human brain, a finding that may have ramifications for preventing stroke and… Read & Research Alzheimer’s More

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Northwestern Medicine scientists have examined activity in a little-studied part of the brain associated with memory and found for the first time the reason that neurons there become more active in… Read & Research Alzheimer’s More

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A method for detecting early signs of Alzheimer’s disease using amyloid PET imaging works as well as the previously used cerebrospinal fluid sample method. Read & Research Alzheimer’s More

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The most common drug used to treat Alzheimer’s disease increases bone mass in mice, according to one of the first research articles published in the new open access journal Heliyon. Read & Research Alzheimer’s More

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Scientists from the Gladstone Institutes have discovered that salsalate, a drug used to treat rheumatoid arthritis, effectively reversed tau-related dysfunction in an animal model of frontotemporal… Read & Research Alzheimer’s More

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Research into tau acetylation has led researchers to believe that salsalate – a drug used to treat arthritis – may help prevent and reverse some of the effects of Alzheimer’s. Read & Research Alzheimer’s More

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A new study is looking at whether short, daily bouts of reduced blood flow to an arm or leg can reduce the ravages of dementia. Read & Research Alzheimer’s More

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In a new study of older adults, having multiple chronic conditions was linked with an increased risk of mild cognitive impairment (MCI) or dementia. Read & Research Alzheimer’s More

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Scientists at Trinity College Dublin have shed light on a fundamental mechanism underlying the development of Alzheimer’s disease, which could lead to new forms of therapy for those living with the… Read & Research Alzheimer’s More

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Researchers have identified chronic traumatic encephalopathy in 95% of brains tested belonging to ex-NFL players, indicating a link between football and long-term brain disease. Read & Research Alzheimer’s More

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How the brain progresses from mild cognitive impairment (MCI) to Alzheimer’s-type dementia has been an enigma for the scientific community. However, a recent study by the team of Dr. Read & Research Alzheimer’s More

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Around 1 in 3 of people born in the UK this year will develop dementia in their lifetime unless increased prevention and treatment strategies are adopted, a new report finds. Read & Research Alzheimer’s More

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New research suggests the link between stress and Alzheimer’s may be driven by a stress hormone that boosts production of an Alzheimer’s-related protein in the brain. Read & Research Alzheimer’s More

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In a sprawling review of more than 200 articles examining the suggested link between infections of the mouth and Alzheimer’s disease (AD), two researchers – one, an original mapper of the oral… Read & Research Alzheimer’s More

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More than five million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s disease (AD). Of them, 400,000 also have Down syndrome. Read & Research Alzheimer’s More

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Researchers have found that a new imaging technique known as diffusion tensor imaging can show when high blood pressure causes early damage to neural pathways in the brain. Read & Research Alzheimer’s More

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University of Florida Health researchers have uncovered more evidence of a link between the brain’s stress response and a protein related to Alzheimer’s disease. Read & Research Alzheimer’s More

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Alzheimer’s disease, long thought to be a single disease, really consists of three distinct subtypes, according to a UCLA study. Read & Research Alzheimer’s More

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