dementia

Novel dementia vaccine on track for human trials within two years

Posted in Medicine on 2nd Jan, 2020
by Alex Muller

The researchers suggest this "dementia vaccine" is now ready for human trials, and if successful could become the “breakthrough of the next decade.”

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.

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.

New form of dementia discovered, redefining mainstream Alzheimer’s science

Posted in Medicine, Science on 2nd May, 2019
by Alex Muller

This "excellent" study will cause many scientists to reevaluate the results from past failed clinical trials.

Stanford team develops brain-rejuvenating antibodies that let old mice think like youngsters

Posted in Medicine, Science on 5th Apr, 2019
by Alex Muller

Researchers were able to improve the cognitive function of older mice after blocking a protein's activity on brain cells known as microglia