Archive for January, 2019

Testing blood levels of a protein that brain cells leak when faulty or dying detected people with Alzheimer’s disease years before their symptoms emerged. Read & Research Alzheimer’s More

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New research suggests that fecal transplants from “super donors” could cure a host of conditions, ranging from irritable bowel syndrome to Alzheimer’s. Read & Research Alzheimer’s More

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The toxic beta-amyloid protein inactivates a protein that is key to the functioning of the parts of brain cells that receive signals from other cells. Read & Research Alzheimer’s More

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According to a recent study, leaky capillaries could be more important to the development of Alzheimer’s disease than protein buildup in the brain. Read & Research Alzheimer’s More

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A Danish population-based study finds a strong link between psychological distress and the risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease. Read & Research Alzheimer’s More

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A drug that researchers are testing against a range of conditions might also prevent Alzheimer’s. The drug blocks toxic protein buildup in the brain. Read & Research Alzheimer’s More

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Sleep is vital to many aspects of well-being. A new study finds that older adults who are not getting enough quality sleep may be developing Alzheimer’s. Read & Research Alzheimer’s More

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Why does exercise have a protective effect on our memory? A new study conducted primarily in mice identifies a major factor that determines this effect. Read & Research Alzheimer’s More

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The largest genetic study of Alzheimer’s to date finds nine entirely new genetic locations that contribute to the risk of developing the disease. Read & Research Alzheimer’s More

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The relative importance of structural magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and tau positron emission tomography (PET) to predict diagnosis and cognition in Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is unclear. Read & Research Alzheimer’s More

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Generations of mice descended from females whose diet was high in choline had fewer Alzheimer’s hallmarks in the brain and better memory function. Read & Research Alzheimer’s More

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New research shows that the Candida albicans fungus may lead to brain inflammation and impair memory in mice. The results have implications for dementia. Read & Research Alzheimer’s More

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We examined reasons for low mild cognitive impairment (MCI)-to-cognitively normal (CN) reversion rates in the Alzheimer’s Disease Neuroimaging Initiative (ADNI). Read & Research Alzheimer’s More

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