Alzheimer’s

Microbiome-altering Alzheimer’s drug unexpectedly approved in China

Posted in Medicine on 6th Nov, 2019
by Alex Muller

The drug, derived from a marine algae, is the first new Alzheimer’s drug to reach the market anywhere in the world in almost 20 years, and is suggested to reduce neuroinflammation by modulating a person’s gut microbiome.

Infamous 'hunger hormone' linked to memory deficits in Alzheimer’s disease

Posted in Medicine on 5th Sep, 2019
by Alex Muller

If validated by future work, however, this mechanism could be effectively targeted to slow, or even stop, some cognitive decline associated with not just Alzheimer’s disease, but aging on general.

Study links major Alzheimer’s risk gene to lower childhood IQ

Posted in Medicine, Science on 19th Jul, 2019
by Alex Muller

The research reveals those carrying the gene score slightly lower on IQ tests in childhood, implying cognitive decline is apparent at a younger age than ever previously realized.

How virtual reality can help diagnose early Alzheimer’s disease

Posted in Medicine, Software on 27th May, 2019
by Alex Muller

The idea behind the development of this new VR-based diagnostic tool is that a navigation test could help distinguish which patients are likely to progress into full-blown Alzheimer's disease.

Promising new Alzheimer's drug passes first phase of human trials

Posted in Medicine, Science on 14th May, 2019
by Alex Muller

These trials will inevitably take years to complete before it becomes clear whether the drug actually works in human patients, or whether PRI-002 will become yet another chapter in the ever-growing compendium of failed Alzheimer's drugs.