Archive for May, 2017

Neuroimaging shows increased blood flow in regions of the brain associated with memory and learning for people with higher omega-3 levels, according to a new report in the Journal of Alzheimer’s… Read & Research Alzheimer’s More

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Research linking the metabolic gene TOMM40 with Alzheimer’s risk has produced mixed results for years. Now, a new study says family history is the reason. Read & Research Alzheimer’s More

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Family history (FH) of Alzheimer’s disease (AD) affects mitochondrial function and may modulate effects of translocase of the outer mitochondrial membrane 40 kDa (TOMM40) rs10524523 (‘523) poly-T length on memory decline. Read & Research Alzheimer’s More

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Tau proteins are involved in more than twenty neurodegenerative diseases, including various forms of dementia. Read & Research Alzheimer’s More

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Your spit may hold a clue to future brain health. Investigators at the Beaumont Research Institute, part of Beaumont Health in Michigan, are hopeful that their study involving small molecules in… Read & Research Alzheimer’s More

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The Mediterranean and Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension diets have been associated with lower dementia risk. We evaluated dietary inflammatory potential in relation to mild cognitive impairment (MCI)/dementia risk. Read & Research Alzheimer’s More

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We examined the association between cognitive ability in young adulthood and dementia in Danish men, brothers, and male twins. Read & Research Alzheimer’s More

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Tau-mediated toxicity in Alzheimer’s disease is thought to operate through low-n oligomers, rather than filamentous aggregates. However, the nature of oligomers and pathways of toxicity are poorly understood. Therefore, we investigated structural and functional aspects of highly purified oligomers of a pro-aggregant tau species. Read & Research Alzheimer’s More

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New research led by the University of Hertfordshire, may significantly change the understanding of cognitive processes that are most impaired at very early stages of Alzheimer’s disease. Read & Research Alzheimer’s More

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Hypovitaminosis D has been associated with several chronic conditions; yet, its association with cognitive decline and the risk of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease (AD) has been inconsistent. Read & Research Alzheimer’s More

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In marriage, good communication is key to a fulfilling and enduring relationship. Read & Research Alzheimer’s More

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University of Toronto and Baycrest Rotman Research Institute (RRI) scientists have discovered a potential brain imaging predictor for dementia, which illustrates that changes to the brain’s structure… Read & Research Alzheimer’s More

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New research suggests a link between post-traumatic stress disorder and increased dementia risk, but this risk may depend on the use of psychoactive drugs. Read & Research Alzheimer’s More

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Across the country, nursing home employees and families are trying personalized music playlists to help seniors cope with the disorienting, anxious experience of living with Alzheimer’s disease and… Read & Research Alzheimer’s More

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Patients with atrial fibrillation should begin anticoagulation treatment as quickly as possible, suggests new study, as delays may increase dementia risk. Read & Research Alzheimer’s More

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The objective of this study was to evaluate the relationship between self-reported exercise levels and Alzheimer’s disease (AD) biomarkers, in a cohort of autosomal dominant AD mutation carriers. Read & Research Alzheimer’s More

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In a study in Human Molecular Genetics, researchers from VIB and KU Leuven led by prof. Read & Research Alzheimer’s More

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A new cell separator that began life as a tinfoil and epoxy glue prototype built with supplies from a University shop could revolutionise stem-cell and regenerative cell-based therapies. Read & Research Alzheimer’s More

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The largest study of its type shows that a mutation in the gene coding for brain-derived neurotrophic factor may predict Alzheimer’s disease progression. Read & Research Alzheimer’s More

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Ontario’s stroke prevention strategy appears to have had an unexpected, beneficial side effect: a reduction also in the incidence of dementia among older seniors. Read & Research Alzheimer’s More

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Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) investigators have identified silent, seizure-like activity in the hippocampus – a brain structure significantly affected in Alzheimer’s disease – in two patients… Read & Research Alzheimer’s More

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Although amyloid β peptide (Aβ) is cleared from the brain to cerebrospinal fluid and the peripheral circulation, mechanisms for its removal from blood remain unresolved. Primates have uniquely evolved a highly effective peripheral clearance mechanism for pathogens, immune adherence, in which erythrocyte complement receptor 1 (CR1) plays a major role. Read & Research Alzheimer’s More

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