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Alzheimer's insight from DNA study

Posted in Medicine on 28th Oct, 2013 12:07 AM
by AlexMuller
A clearer picture of what causes Alzheimer's disease is emerging after the largest ever analysis of patients' DNA.

Speaking more than one language may delay dementia

Posted in Science on 8th Nov, 2013 04:35 AM
by AlexMuller
Speaking more than one language "stimulates your brain all the time," researcher says.

Dementia cases 'set to treble worldwide' by 2050

Posted in Medicine on 6th Dec, 2013 12:42 AM
by AlexMuller
The number of people living with dementia worldwide is set to treble by 2050, according to a new analysis.

G8 'will develop dementia cure or treatment by 2025'

Posted in Medicine on 11th Dec, 2013 11:02 PM
by AlexMuller
Leading nations have committed to developing a cure or treatment for dementia by 2025 at the G8 dementia summit.

Study shows Where Alzheimer's starts and how it spreads

Posted in Science on 23rd Dec, 2013 02:03 AM
by AlexMuller
Researchers have clarified three fundamental issues about Alzheimer's: where it starts, why it starts there, and how it spreads.

Drug Hopes to Delay Onset of Alzheimer's Symptoms With a Monthly Shot in the Arm

Posted in Medicine on 28th Dec, 2013 04:13 AM
by AlexMuller
Alzheimer’s disease is on the rise, even as doctors continue to struggle to find potential treatments for it.

Vitamin E may delay decline in mild-to-moderate Alzheimer’s Disease

Posted in Medicine on 5th Jan, 2014 01:54 AM
by AlexMuller
Vitamin E may slow functional decline; problems with daily activities such as shopping, preparing meals, planning, and traveling.

Creating living brain cells from deceased Alzheimer’s patients biobanked brain tissue

Posted in Medicine on 10th Jan, 2014 12:18 AM
by AlexMuller
New stem cell lines will allow researchers to “turn back the clock” and observe how Alzheimer’s develops in the brain.

Natural plant compound prevents Alzheimer’s disease in mice

Posted in Medicine on 1st Feb, 2014 01:26 AM
by AlexMuller
In experiments on mice that normally develop Alzheimer’s symptoms less than a year after birth, a daily dose of the compound prevented memory and learning impairments.

Protein Renewal Could Stave Off Alzheimer's

Posted in Science on 24th Mar, 2014 11:40 PM
by AlexMuller
The renewal of a gene-regulating protein may be used to thwart Alzheimer's in aging adults.

Avoid dementia when you're older by running when you're younger

Posted in Medicine on 5th Apr, 2014 11:51 PM
by AlexMuller
Leading an active lifestyle in your 20s can lead to better memory and cognition later in life, researchers of a recent study say.

Mass memory and reasoning tests 'track dementia risk'

Posted in Science on 2nd May, 2014 04:54 PM
by AlexMuller
A third of a million adults in the UK are to be invited to take part in the world's biggest study of cognitive function.

Alzheimer's research 'needs new strategy'

Posted in Science on 21st May, 2014 06:51 PM
by AlexMuller
Brain cells in a dish may eventually replace animal research.

Centenarians 'outliving diseases of old age'

Posted in Medicine on 7th Jun, 2014 02:26 AM
by AlexMuller
Centenarians have found a way to beat the common diseases of old age, such as cancer and heart disease, research suggests.

Dementia is 'one of greatest enemies of humanity'

Posted in Science on 20th Jun, 2014 12:22 AM
by AlexMuller
A "big, bold global push" is needed to beat dementia, David Cameron has told a summit in London.

Self-repairing mechanism helps to preserve brain function in neurodegenerative diseases

Posted in Medicine on 22nd Jun, 2014 12:13 AM
by AlexMuller
Creating new neurons can help to preserve brain function in neurodegenerative diseases.

Potential Alzheimer's drug prevents abnormal blood clots in the brain

Posted in Medicine on 30th Jun, 2014 12:58 AM
by AlexMuller
The culprits behind Alzheimer's disease is believed to be the persistent blood clots that often form in the brains of Alzheimer's patients.

The less older adults sleep, the faster their brains age, study suggests

Posted in Medicine on 2nd Jul, 2014 10:42 PM
by AlexMuller
These findings pave the way for future work on sleep loss and its contribution to cognitive decline, including Dementia.

Decline in trials for Alzheimer's disease

Posted in Medicine on 3rd Jul, 2014 06:51 PM
by AlexMuller
More than 99% of drug trials for Alzheimer's disease during the past decade have failed, according to a study.

Alzheimer's research in 'major step' towards blood test

Posted in Medicine on 9th Jul, 2014 01:36 AM
by AlexMuller
British scientists have made a "major step forward" in developing a blood test to predict the onset of Alzheimer's disease.

One in three Alzheimer's cases preventable, says research

Posted in Medicine on 15th Jul, 2014 02:01 AM
by AlexMuller
The main risk factors for the disease are a lack of exercise, smoking, depression and poor education.

Arthritis drug shows potential to stall Alzheimer's

Posted in Science on 18th Jul, 2014 12:13 AM
by AlexMuller
Despite decades of work and hundreds of trials, Alzheimer's disease remains an end-of-life trauma for millions. Could that be about to change?

Newly identified genetic variants could delay Alzheimer's onset by four years

Posted in Medicine on 21st Jul, 2014 11:58 PM
by AlexMuller
Researchers have made some inroads in the fight against Alzheimer’s disease, but as yet no definitive cure has been found.

Noninvasive retinal imaging device is able to detect Alzheimer’s 20 years in advance

Posted in Medicine on 23rd Jul, 2014 02:05 AM
by AlexMuller
Device could be FDA-approved by 2015 and early signs of Alzheimer's could be detected in a regular ophthalmologist exam.

Low education makes the brain age faster

Posted in Science on 27th Jul, 2014 02:04 AM
by AlexMuller
Mental capacity and IQ deteriorate much faster for people with less education than others, study reveals. The findings provide new insight into the development of dementia.

Slow Walking Speed and Memory Complaints are Early Predictors of Dementia

Posted in Medicine on 29th Jul, 2014 02:42 AM
by AlexMuller
A simple test can predict the likelihood of developing dementia.

England records rise in dementia diagnoses

Posted in Medicine on 31st Jul, 2014 02:45 AM
by AlexMuller
The number of people in England diagnosed with dementia has risen by 62% over seven years.

Depression Is a Risk Factor for Dementia, New Research Says

Posted in Medicine on 1st Aug, 2014 03:10 AM
by AlexMuller
The two have been linked before, but the new study says depression may be an independent risk factor for the disease.

New drug reverses effects of Alzheimer’s disease in mice

Posted in Science on 7th Aug, 2014 11:09 PM
by AlexMuller
The compound, TC-2153, inhibits the negative effects of a protein called STEP on learning and memory. These cognitive functions are impaired in Alzheimer’s.

Genes point to immune role in Alzheimer's disease

Posted in Science on 19th Aug, 2014 01:33 AM
by AlexMuller
The discovery of a link between Alzheimer's disease and changes in several genes associated with inflammation opens a new frontier for investigation into the cause of the disease.

Alzheimer’s patients to be treated with the blood of under 30s

Posted in Medicine on 23rd Aug, 2014 12:17 AM
by AlexMuller
Alzheimer’s patients in the US will be given transfusions of young people's blood as part of a promising new treatment that’s nowhere near as crazy as it sounds.

Coated nanoparticles show Alzheimer's promise

Posted in Medicine on 13th Sep, 2014 10:25 PM
by AlexMuller
Nanoparticles coated in an amino acid polymer have been found to prevent the formation of amyloid associated with the development of neurodegenerative diseases.

Brain may 'compensate' for Alzheimer's damage

Posted in Medicine on 16th Sep, 2014 12:33 AM
by AlexMuller
The human brain may be able to compensate for some of the early changes seen in Alzheimer's disease, research in Nature Neuroscience shows.

Test can help detect Alzheimer's before dementia signs show

Posted in Medicine on 21st Sep, 2014 10:32 PM
by AlexMuller
A test that combines thinking and movement can help to detect risk for developing Alzheimer's disease in a person, even before there are any behavioural signs of dementia.

Brain repair 'may be boosted by curry spice'

Posted in Science on 26th Sep, 2014 09:55 PM
by AlexMuller
A spice commonly found in curries may boost the brain's ability to heal itself, according to a report in the journal Stem Cell Research and Therapy.

Memory Loss Associated with Alzheimer’s Reversed

Posted in Medicine on 1st Oct, 2014 11:19 PM
by AlexMuller
Small trial from UCLA and Buck Institute succeeds using systems approach to memory disorders.

Nobel Prize for the brain's GPS discovery

Posted in Science on 8th Oct, 2014 12:49 AM
by AlexMuller
The Nobel Prize for physiology or medicine has been awarded to three scientists who discovered the brain's "GPS system".

Brain Scan Technique Could Predict Dementia Before Symptoms

Posted in Medicine on 9th Oct, 2014 12:03 AM
by AlexMuller
Researchers say a simple technique using magnetic resonance imaging could lead to an early diagnosis of dementia, long before cognitive decline is evident.

Alzheimer’s-in-a-dish is 'first clear evidence' for amyloid hypothesis

Posted in Medicine on 14th Oct, 2014 02:07 PM
by AlexMuller
Finding promises to revolutionize drug discovery for neurodegenerative disorders.

Dementia is leading cause of death for women

Posted in Medicine on 29th Oct, 2014 08:51 PM
by AlexMuller
The disease now kills more than three times as many women as breast cancer and thousands more than either heart attacks or stroke.

Shift work dulls your brain: report

Posted in Medicine on 5th Nov, 2014 11:57 PM
by AlexMuller
Working antisocial hours can prematurely age the brain and dull intellectual ability, scientists warn.

Brain network vulnerable to Alzheimer's identified

Posted in Medicine on 26th Nov, 2014 12:01 AM
by AlexMuller
Research has emerged that reveals a specific brain network, that is the last to develop and the first to show signs of neurodegeneration, is more vulnerable to aging and disease.

Running and Walking May Lower Alzheimer's Disease Risk

Posted in Medicine on 17th Dec, 2014 07:37 PM
by AlexMuller
As drug companies struggle to find a cure, research suggests that exercise earlier in life may substantially reduce Alzheimer’s disease mortality.

New Non invasive MRI can detect early stage Alzheimers in a living animal

Posted in Hardware on 5th Jan, 2015 08:08 PM
by AlexMuller
Alzheimer’s disease affects one out of nine people over the age of 65.

Global ENIGMA consortium cracks brain’s genetic codes for aging

Posted in Science on 24th Jan, 2015 09:37 PM
by AlexMuller
8 common gene mutations leading to brain aging in over 30,000 brain scans that may unlock mysteries of Alzheimer’s, autism, and other neurological disorders.

Dementia 'linked' to common over-the-counter drugs

Posted in Medicine on 29th Jan, 2015 01:55 AM
by AlexMuller
A study has linked commonly used medicines, including over-the-counter treatments for conditions such as insomnia and hay-fever, to dementia.

SuperAger brains yield new clues to their remarkable memories

Posted in Medicine on 6th Feb, 2015 04:14 PM
by AlexMuller
SuperAgers, aged 80 and above, with memories as sharp as those of healthy persons decades younger, have different looking brains than those of normal older people.

Brain's inability to repair DNA may explain dementia and memory loss

Posted in Medicine on 10th Feb, 2015 06:48 PM
by AlexMuller
It was thought ability to repair DNA was the same throughout the body, but research overturns this idea and shows organs vary in the extent to which they can repair DNA.

Promising results for new Alzheimer's therapy

Posted in Science on 14th Feb, 2015 08:18 PM
by AlexMuller
The results suggest that the introduction of a nerve growth factor can prevent neuronal degradation in Alzheimer’s patients.

Alzheimer's £30m research collaboration begins

Posted in Science on 16th Feb, 2015 05:59 PM
by AlexMuller
A new network of £30m research centres is being launched to spearhead the search for an Alzheimer's cure.

UK Government pledges £300m to dementia research

Posted in Science on 21st Feb, 2015 04:30 PM
by AlexMuller
David Cameron said an international dementia institute would be established over the next five years in a bid to make the UK a world leader for research and medical trials.

Attacking Alzheimer’s with ultrasound

Posted in Medicine on 22nd Feb, 2015 07:33 PM
by AlexMuller
Opening the blood-brain barrier allows the body to remove plaque in the hippocampus.

Understanding the brain through growing brain organoids

Posted in Science on 1st Mar, 2015 07:52 PM
by AlexMuller
A new method for growing human brain cells could unlock the mysteries of dementia, mental illness, and other neurological disorders.

Another potential path to success in tackling Alzheimer’s

Posted in Medicine on 13th Mar, 2015 12:35 AM
by AlexMuller
A non-invasive ultrasound technology that can restore memory loss.

New 'MIND' diet may significantly protect against Alzheimer’s disease

Posted in Medicine on 23rd Mar, 2015 12:59 PM
by AlexMuller
Even moderate adherence shows reduction in incidence, according to a paper published in the journal Alzheimer’s and Dementia.

Being overweight 'reduces dementia risk'

Posted in Medicine on 10th Apr, 2015 03:13 PM
by AlexMuller
Being overweight cuts the risk of dementia, according to the largest and most precise investigation into the relationship.

Dementia 'halted in mice brains'

Posted in Medicine on 15th Apr, 2015 06:55 PM
by AlexMuller
Tweaking the brain's immune system with a drug has prevented mice developing dementia, a study shows.

Green Tea Extract and Exercise Hinder Progress of Alzheimer's Disease in Mice

Posted in Medicine on 5th May, 2015 07:28 PM
by AlexMuller
Scientists are seeking treatments and therapies found in common foods that will help stave off the disease or prevent it completely.

'Dementia simulator' among new games on show in Dundee

Posted in Medicine on 14th May, 2015 07:44 PM
by AlexMuller
A video game simulating the impact of Alzheimer's disease is among the work going on show at Abertay University's digital graduate show.

People With Dementia At Greater Heart Attack Risk

Posted in Science on 28th May, 2015 06:02 PM
by AlexMuller
People with cognitive impairment had around an 8x greater risk of heart failure readmission compared with those who were not suffering from neurodegenerative conditions.

It's in your blood: Links found between blood type and risk of cognitive decline

Posted in Medicine on 9th Jun, 2015 12:15 AM
by AlexMuller
A study has revealed blood types play a role in the development of the nervous system and may cause a higher risk of cognitive decline.

Blood chemical predicts brain decline

Posted in Medicine on 18th Jun, 2015 01:49 AM
by AlexMuller
Scientists have discovered a chemical in blood that indicates whether people will have declining brain function.

Hope for Alzheimer's treatment as researchers find licensed drugs halt brain degeneration

Posted in Medicine on 30th Jun, 2015 11:05 PM
by AlexMuller
Studies show existing medicines could help restore protein production in brain and prevent memory loss, speeding up the search for a cure.

Molecular clue to memory decline

Posted in Science on 7th Jul, 2015 01:25 AM
by AlexMuller
A molecule that accumulates in the blood with age may be linked to cognitive decline, said scientists Monday who mooted hopes of a memory-restoring treatment.

Enriched blood cells preserve cognition in mice with features of Alzheimer's disease

Posted in Medicine on 8th Jul, 2015 09:45 PM
by AlexMuller
The study showed measurable benefits in mice, a step toward further testing of these powerful strategies in humans.

15-year-old schoolboy develops test for Alzheimer's disease

Posted in Science on 14th Jul, 2015 11:46 PM
by AlexMuller
A test which could not only pick up the early signs of Alzheimer's disease but potentially stops it spreading further.

Early signs that drug 'may delay Alzheimer's decline'

Posted in Science on 23rd Jul, 2015 12:14 AM
by AlexMuller
The first details of how a drug could slow the pace of brain decline for patients with early stage Alzheimer's disease have emerged.

Women's brains more vulnerable to Alzheimer's than men's

Posted in Medicine on 25th Jul, 2015 11:36 PM
by AlexMuller
Women's brains might be more vulnerable to the Alzheimer's disease than men’s, causing them to decline in memory and function twice as fast, according to research.

The MIND diet may slow brain aging by 7.5 years

Posted in Science on 7th Aug, 2015 11:16 PM
by AlexMuller
Eating a group of specific foods may slow cognitive decline among aging adults, even when not at risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease, according to researchers.

Universal plaque-busting drug could treat various brain diseases

Posted in Science on 10th Aug, 2015 05:27 PM
by AlexMuller
A virus found in sewage has spawned a unique drug that targets plaques implicated in a host of brain-crippling diseases, including Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s.

Dementia research boosted by surge in volunteers

Posted in Science on 15th Aug, 2015 10:00 PM
by AlexMuller
There has been a surge in the number of people volunteering to help with medical research into dementia, with a reported 60% jump in people signing up in the past year.

Dementia levels 'are stabilising'

Posted in Medicine on 21st Aug, 2015 10:00 PM
by AlexMuller
The University of Cambridge study shows the proportion of elderly people with the condition in the UK has fallen, contrary to predictions that cases would soar.

Alzheimer’s disease thought to be accelerated by an abnormal build-up of fat in the brain

Posted in Medicine on 28th Aug, 2015 11:51 PM
by AlexMuller
'Our experiments suggest that these abnormal fat deposits could be a trigger for the disease'.

Gene therapy rescues dying cells in the brains of Alzheimer's patients

Posted in Science on 3rd Sep, 2015 12:55 AM
by AlexMuller
New clinical trial data suggest that nerve growth factor gene therapy is safe for extended periods of time.

Gene Therapy May Be Our Newest, and Most Effective, Weapon Against Alzheimer’s Disease

Posted in Science on 8th Sep, 2015 12:21 AM
by AlexMuller
Despite dedicating enormous amounts of time, money and effort to finding an effective cure, almost all new drugs have failed clinical trials.

A new prion disease raises questions about whether Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s could be infectious

Posted in Science on 9th Sep, 2015 02:18 AM
by AlexMuller
Prion diseases are a rare class of brain disorders that are transmissible between humans.

Can resveratrol really stave off Alzheimer’s disease?

Posted in Science on 12th Sep, 2015 11:19 PM
by AlexMuller
Extremely calorie-restricted diets greatly reduce age-related diseases in animals. The hope is that resveratrol activates sirtuins to get the same benefits.

Soaking brain tissue in a solution turns it transparent, providing new opportunities for understanding

Posted in Medicine on 15th Sep, 2015 03:45 PM
by AlexMuller
From X-rays to MRIs, researchers learn a lot about the body any time they find a new way to see it.

Low vitamin D associated with faster decline in cognitive function

Posted in Medicine on 19th Sep, 2015 04:32 PM
by AlexMuller
A research team has found that Vitamin D insufficiency was associated with faster decline in cognitive functions among a group of ethnically diverse older adults.

A chemical relative of aspirin might help treat Alzheimer's disease

Posted in Medicine on 21st Sep, 2015 09:57 PM
by AlexMuller
Salsalate, long used for rheumatoid arthritis, reduces toxic protein in mice study.

New prosthesis bypasses brain damage by re-encoding memories

Posted in Hardware on 1st Oct, 2015 10:55 PM
by AlexMuller
A brain prosthesis designed to help individuals suffering from memory loss has been developed by researchers.

Drug used to treat cancer appears to sharpen memory

Posted in Science on 3rd Oct, 2015 11:06 PM
by AlexMuller
A drug that would sharpen your memory and help those with dementia and Alzheimer's disease by rewiring the brain and keeping neurons alive?

Virtual reality maze 'predicts Alzheimer's disease'

Posted in Medicine on 24th Oct, 2015 08:51 AM
by AlexMuller
Alzheimer's disease can be detected decades before onset, using a virtual reality test, a study suggests.

Beer compound could help fend off Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases

Posted in Medicine on 27th Oct, 2015 05:33 PM
by AlexMuller
A compound from hops could protect brain cells from damage.

Long-term aerobic exercise can prevent age-related brain deterioration

Posted in Medicine on 1st Nov, 2015 03:34 PM
by AlexMuller
Brains of mice shows that structural deterioration associated with old age can be prevented by aerobic exercise starting in mid-life.

Experimental drug targeting Alzheimer's disease shows anti-aging effects

Posted in Medicine on 14th Nov, 2015 04:10 PM
by AlexMuller
"If proven safe and effective for Alzheimer's, the anti-aging effect of J147 would be a benefit". The team aims to begin human trials next year.

Failing Sense of Smell Might Be Alzheimer's Warning

Posted in Science on 18th Nov, 2015 06:07 PM
by AlexMuller
As the ability to identify odors goes, so does mental ability, researchers say.

Alzheimer's: newly identified molecular mechanism could lead to treatment

Posted in Medicine on 27th Nov, 2015 09:36 PM
by AlexMuller
Researchers have found how brain cell connections are destroyed in early stages of the disease.

Molecule clears Alzheimer's plaques

Posted in Medicine on 9th Dec, 2015 07:01 PM
by AlexMuller
A molecule can clear Alzheimer's plaques from the brains of mice and improve learning and memory, Korean scientists have found in early tests.

Stress in older people increases risk for pre-Alzheimer's condition

Posted in Medicine on 13th Dec, 2015 10:46 PM
by AlexMuller
Feeling stressed out increases the likelihood that elderly people will develop mild cognitive impairment, often a prelude to full-blown Alzheimer's disease.

Anxiety significantly raises risk for dementia

Posted in Medicine on 20th Dec, 2015 06:49 PM
by AlexMuller
People who experienced high anxiety any time in their lives had a 48 percent higher risk of developing dementia compared to those who had not, according to a new study.

'Garbage disposal' drug may slow Alzheimer’s and other diseases

Posted in Medicine on 25th Dec, 2015 12:31 AM
by AlexMuller
A drug that boosts activity in the brain’s 'garbage disposal' system, can decrease levels of toxins associated with Alzheimer’s and other neurodegenerative disorders.

Not enough sleep may help alzheimer’s take hold

Posted in Science on 5th Jan, 2016 08:24 PM
by AlexMuller
Disrupted sleep has long been a common complaint for patients in the early stages of Alzheimer’s, sometimes decades before they develop noticeable memory loss.

Marijuana helps Alzheimer’s patients, study finds

Posted in Medicine on 15th Jan, 2016 06:40 PM
by AlexMuller
Adding marijuana to the treatment of Alzheimer’s Disease 'is safe and a promising treatment option', Israeli researchers conclude, in the latest study on the burgeoning practice.

Controversial Transmittable Alzheimers Theory Is Starting to Look Plausible

Posted in Medicine on 27th Jan, 2016 01:40 PM
by AlexMuller
Researchers discovered that disorders such as Alzheimer’s may be transmissible through certain medical procedures.

Alzheimer's preventative drug hope

Posted in Medicine on 13th Feb, 2016 10:01 AM
by AlexMuller
Scientists have detected a number of drugs which could help protect against Alzheimer's disease, acting like statins for the brain.

Could a virus cause Alzheimer’s disease?

Posted in Medicine on 16th Mar, 2016 02:01 PM
by AlexMuller
Alzheimer’s disease could be caused by viruses like herpes, a group of renowned dementia experts have warned, as they call for urgent investigation into the link.

Alzheimer's may be prevented by antibody-releasing implant

Posted in Science on 19th Mar, 2016 08:38 PM
by AlexMuller
A new implantable capsule may provide a novel way of tackling Alzheimer's disease, preventing the buildup of harmful protein plaques in the brain.

Study reveals the possibility of curbing synapse loss in Alzheimer's

Posted in Science on 4th Apr, 2016 12:30 PM
by AlexMuller
Currently, there are 5 FDA-approved drugs for Alzheimer's, but they only boost cognition temporarily and do not address the causes of cognitive impairment.

Last years' spike in deaths 'due to dementia and flu'

Posted in Medicine on 8th Apr, 2016 07:00 PM
by AlexMuller
A spike in the number of deaths in England and Wales last year was due to an increase in dementia and respiratory diseases among older people, according to official figures.

Neuronal structures associated with memory sprout in response to new drugs

Posted in Science on 11th Apr, 2016 06:05 PM
by AlexMuller
Drug candidates protect neurons against damage from substance implicated in Alzheimer's disease.

New cases of dementia in the UK fall by 20 percent over 2 decades

Posted in Medicine on 22nd Apr, 2016 02:55 AM
by AlexMuller
40,000 fewer cases than anticipated.

Research identifies compound that could reverse symptoms of Alzheimer's, Parkinson's

Posted in Medicine on 26th Apr, 2016 12:17 PM
by AlexMuller
A five-year study has found a way of 'reversing' symptoms of neurodegenerative diseases, using fruit flies as test subjects.

Worsening depression 'may predict dementia risk'

Posted in Medicine on 30th Apr, 2016 01:38 PM
by AlexMuller
Symptoms of depression that steadily increase over time in older age could indicate early signs of dementia, scientists have said.

Common infections might be causing Alzheimer’s disease

Posted in Science on 27th May, 2016 02:14 PM
by AlexMuller
Proteins in the brain leftover from fighting off common infections clump together and create the plaque that is ubiquitously found in Alzheimer’s patients.

Marijuana compound removes alzheimer’s plaque from brain cells, study finds

Posted in Medicine on 30th Jun, 2016 04:41 PM
by AlexMuller
Alzheimer’s disease may now be added to a list of diseases with promising treatment from cannabis, a new study says.

Brain in a dish to learn more about Alzheimer's disease

Posted in Science on 5th Jul, 2016 07:04 PM
by AlexMuller
Researchers have found a way to replicate one of the earliest changes in Alzheimer's disease in a dish. So it should now be possible to find out a lot more about why it happens.

How to detect early signs of Alzheimer’s with a simple eye exam before symptoms

Posted in Medicine on 14th Jul, 2016 04:57 PM
by AlexMuller
A new technology that can detect signs of Alzheimer’s before the symptoms, early enough to give drugs a chance to work.

Vaccine that targets Alzheimers protein, human trials in two to three years

Posted in Medicine on 15th Jul, 2016 07:41 PM
by AlexMuller
The Alzheimer’s vaccine may be tested on humans within the next two to three years with US Government funding.

Imaging technique shows in living brain what was once only visible in cadavers

Posted in Science on 24th Jul, 2016 12:22 AM
by AlexMuller
Scientists have developed and tested a technique that could revolutionize how we observe the progress of common brain disorders.

Neural networks: Why larger brains are more susceptible to mental illnesses

Posted in Science on 24th Jul, 2016 08:25 PM
by AlexMuller
Large brains are more susceptible to certain mental illnesses such as schizophrenia and Alzheimer disease.

Drug 'may slow' Alzheimer's brain death

Posted in Medicine on 28th Jul, 2016 01:13 AM
by AlexMuller
A drug appears to slow the brain's death and preserve mental function in patients with Alzheimer's disease, a study shows.

Pain reliever eliminates Alzheimer's symptoms, in mice

Posted in Medicine on 13th Aug, 2016 06:33 PM
by AlexMuller
Mefenamic acid is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug, commonly used to relieve pain.

Neuroprosthesis to mimic, repair and improve cognition

Posted in Science on 19th Aug, 2016 03:13 AM
by AlexMuller
The broad target market includes people with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia, as well as those who have suffered a stroke or traumatic brain injury.

Mind-controlled nanobots could release drugs inside your brain

Posted in Science on 30th Aug, 2016 12:33 AM
by AlexMuller
To get the DNA bots to respond to a person’s thoughts, the team trained a computer to distinguish between brain activity when resting and when doing mental arithmetic.

Alzheimer's drug study gives 'tantalising' results

Posted in Medicine on 2nd Sep, 2016 02:02 AM
by AlexMuller
A drug that destroys the characteristic protein plaques that build up in the brains of patients with Alzheimer's is showing "tantalising" promise, scientists say.

Pollution particles 'get into brain'

Posted in Science on 7th Sep, 2016 01:09 AM
by AlexMuller
The finding, described as "dreadfully shocking" by the researchers, raises a host of new questions about the health risks of air pollution.

'Dementia link to sudden low blood pressure and dizziness'

Posted in Medicine on 12th Oct, 2016 07:38 AM
by AlexMuller
People who experience frequent drops in blood pressure or dizziness when suddenly standing up are at increased risk of dementia, scientists say.

Dementia now leading cause of death in England and Wales

Posted in Medicine on 15th Nov, 2016 12:11 PM
by AlexMuller
Dementia, including Alzheimer's disease, has overtaken heart disease as the leading cause of death in England and Wales, latest figures reveal.

Dementia game 'shows lifelong navigational decline'

Posted in Science on 18th Nov, 2016 02:41 PM
by AlexMuller
The world's largest dementia research experiment, which takes the form of a video game, has indicated the ability to navigate declines throughout life.

Dementia rates show signs of falling in US and Europe

Posted in Medicine on 23rd Nov, 2016 03:19 PM
by AlexMuller
There is growing evidence that the dementia crisis may not be as bad as first feared, say researchers.

Hopes for a new Alzheimer's drug have been dashed

Posted in Business on 24th Nov, 2016 02:36 PM
by AlexMuller
A major trial of a drug to treat mild dementia due to Alzheimer's disease has ended in failure.

Alzheimer's treatment within reach after successful drug trial

Posted in Medicine on 11th Dec, 2016 02:24 PM
by AlexMuller
Tablet that switches off production of toxic amyloid proteins could be first treatment licensed in a decade if it is also shown to slow mental decline.

Dementia will soon be controlled just like HIV, says research institute

Posted in Medicine on 16th Dec, 2016 08:04 AM
by AlexMuller
There is even a chance that the brain could re-wire itself and restore lost mental ability once progress of the disease has been halted.

Method discovered to remove amyloid plaques found in Alzheimer’s disease

Posted in Medicine on 25th Dec, 2016 02:17 PM
by AlexMuller
A strategy for removing amyloid plaques; clumps in a brain with Alzheimer’s disease that are created by misfolded proteins.

Dementia rates 'higher near busy roads'

Posted in Science on 5th Jan, 2017 06:44 PM
by AlexMuller
The researchers, who followed nearly 2m people in Canada over 11 years, say air pollution or noisy traffic could be contributing to the brain's decline.

Link Found Between Concussion and Alzheimer’s Disease

Posted in Medicine on 18th Jan, 2017 05:08 PM
by AlexMuller
A study has found concussions accelerate Alzheimer's disease-related brain atrophy and cognitive decline in people who are at genetic risk for the condition.

Compound may untangle damage leading to some dementias

Posted in Medicine on 11th Feb, 2017 10:09 AM
by Alex Muller
Preclinical study suggests a possible treatment for Alzheimer's disease and other neurodegenerative disorders.

Alzheimer's Disease Could Possibly Be Caused By Faulty Brain Cells

Posted in Science on 12th Feb, 2017 12:56 PM
by Alex Muller
In a recent study, researchers found that Alzheimer’s disease could be a product of damaged cell structures.

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