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July 30, 2015

Ankle-Brachial Index Associated With Mild Cognitive Impairment

July 22, 2015 — Mild cognitive impairment (MCI) occurred significantly more often, in a recent study, in individuals diagnosed with a lower ankle brachial index (ABI), which is a marker of generalized ... read more

Specific Protein as Missing Link for Earliest Known Change in Alzheimer's Pathology

July 21, 2015 — A recent study implicates a new culprit in Alzheimer's disease development. The research reveals that a precursor of an amyloid beta peptide acts at the earliest stage of Alzheimer's to ... read more

Medical Odyssey of an Undiagnosed Child

July 21, 2015 — For parents of children with ADNP-related autism syndrome, the mystery surrounding their infants' suffering can be even more agonizing than the syndrome itself, which has no known cure. Recent ... read more

First Synthesis of Molecules That Cause Rapid Cell Death in Cancer

July 21, 2015 — The first total syntheses of certain compounds involved in excessive cell death in leukemia has been carried out by researchers. The researchers completed the total syntheses of several members of ... read more

Iron-Containing Inflammatory Cells Seen in Alzheimer's Brains

July 20, 2015 — Examining post-mortem tissue from the brains of people with Alzheimer's disease, investigators identified what appear to be iron-containing microglia in a particular part of the hippocampus, a ... read more

Novel Monoclonal Antibodies Show Promise for Alzheimer's Disease Treatment

July 20, 2015 — Scientists have evidence that monoclonal antibodies they developed may provide the blueprint for effective treatments for Alzheimer's disease and other neurodegenerative diseases, such as ... read more

Researchers Identify Genetic Markers Linking Risk for Both Type 2 Diabetes, Alzheimer’s Disease

July 16, 2015 — A study sheds light on the influences of genetics on why some type 2 diabetics are at high risk for developing Alzheimer’s disease. While previous studies strongly suggested a causative role of ... read more

Potential Target Pathway May Pave Way for New Therapeutic Approaches for Fragile X Syndrome, Autism

July 16, 2015 — The protein APP plays a significant role in the development of fragile X syndrome (FXS) at young stages, a new study suggests. Researchers identified an unexpected biological pathway as a promising ... read more

July 16, 2015 — By analyzing blood flow in the brain, a team of researchers was able to observe the interactions between different regions in the brain in real time. Their new imaging technique could help with the ... read more

Alzheimer's May Affect the Brain Differently in African-Americans Than European-Americans

July 15, 2015 — Alzheimer’s disease may cause different changes in the brain, or pathologies, in African-Americans than in white Americans of European descent, according to a new ... read more

Exercise Can Improve Brain Function in Older Adults

July 15, 2015 — Older adults can improve brain function by raising their fitness level, new research suggests. The research indicated that the intensity of the exercise appeared to matter more than the ... read more

New Applications of Drug Fingolimod to Improve Cognitive Deficits in Huntington's Disease

July 13, 2015 — Fingolimod, a drug used to treat multiple sclerosis, restores hippocampal synaptic plasticity and improves memory function. This is the main conclusion of a study in a mouse model of Huntington ... read more

July 13, 2015 — When a spouse is cognitively impaired, marital communication is impaired. As Alzheimer's disease (AD) progresses, language problems increase in frequency -- such as searching for the right word ... read more

Fishing for New Ways to Stop Parkinson's, a Researcher Makes Big Catches in the Gene Pool

July 9, 2015 — A geneticist is exploring the protective power of coffee, nicotine and NSAIDs -- and the damage caused by the immune system and microbiome. She also finding predictive power in key genetic ... read more

Diabetes Complications Linked to Rising Risk of Dementia

July 9, 2015 — People who have diabetes and experience high rates of complications are more likely to develop dementia as they age than people who have fewer diabetic complications, according to a new ... read more

Enriched Blood Cells Preserve Cognition in Mice With Features of Alzheimer's Disease

July 7, 2015 — Researchers have successfully tested two new methods for preserving cognition in laboratory mice that exhibit features of Alzheimer's disease by using white blood cells from bone marrow and a ... read more

Bacterial Biofilms May Play a Role in Lupus, Research Finds

July 6, 2015 — Lupus, multiple sclerosis, and type-1 diabetes are among more than a score of diseases in which the immune system attacks the body. But why the immune system begins its misdirected assault has ... read more

'Rambo' Protein May Not Be So Violent After All

July 6, 2015 — A protein dubbed 'Bcl-Rambo' can protect against heart failure, suggests new research. The protein was named by a Japanese scientist because it was thought to be involved in activating cell ... read more

Age-Related Cognitive Decline Tied to Immune-System Molecule

July 6, 2015 — A blood-borne molecule that increases in abundance as we age blocks regeneration of brain cells and promotes cognitive decline, new research shows. The molecule in question, known as beta-2 ... read more

July 6, 2015 — Studying brain scans and cerebrospinal fluid of healthy adults, scientists have shown that changes in key biomarkers of Alzheimer's disease during midlife may help identify those who will ... read more

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