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May 26, 2015

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May 26, 2015

May 22, 2015 — A novel mouse has been developed that exhibits the symptoms and neurodegeneration associated with the most common genetic forms of frontotemporal dementia (FTD) and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis ... read more

Dignity in Care: Improving Nutrition in People With Dementia

May 19, 2015 — Ensuring dignity in the care and wellbeing of those with dementia is a critical issue. New research has been investigating how to improve nutrition in people with dementia. New training and ... read more

New Alzheimer's Drug to Enter Clinical Trials

May 18, 2015 — A new drug that may help to prevent the early stages of Alzheimer’s disease is to enter clinical trials. The number of people with dementia is steadily increasing. The most common cause of dementia ... read more

Repetitive Brain Injuries May Accelerate Aging, Dementia Risk

May 12, 2015 — Repetitive head injuries that occur during contact sports and military service may accelerate the aging process by increasing the build-up of beta-amyloid in the brain, leading to worse disease and ... read more

Research Paves Way for Early Detection of Liver Cancer

May 14, 2015 — Researchers have developed the first robust and noninvasive detection of early stage liver cancer and liver metastases, in addition to other liver diseases, such as cirrhosis and liver fibrosis. More ... read more

Medical Marijuana Pill May Not Be Effective in Treating Behavioral Symptoms of Dementia

May 13, 2015 — Medical marijuana pills may not help treat behavioral symptoms of dementia, such as aggression, pacing and wandering, a new study concludes. However, researchers did find that the drug dosage used in ... read more

May 11, 2015 — Researchers have used physical and chemical strategies to force proteins into unfolding but only now a new study reveals how exactly they work, with potential implications for a number of age-related ... read more

Cause of Regression in Individuals With Down Syndrome Identified

May 12, 2015 — Down syndrome, the most common chromosomal disorder in America, can be complicated by significant deterioration in movement, speech and functioning in some adolescents and young adults. Physicians ... read more

May 7, 2015 — The molecular structure of one of the proteins in the fine fibers of the brain plaques that are a hallmark of Alzheimer's disease, researchers have found. This molecule, called amyloid beta-42, ... read more

May 8, 2015 — As organisms age, a gradual loss of cellular protein quality control occurs. This results in increased production of toxic protein clumps, so-called aggregates. Using a comprehensive approach, ... read more

Researchers Follow Zinc to Uncover Pathway That Fine-Tunes Brain Signaling

May 4, 2015 — A study team who used specially developed technologies to 'follow the zinc' have uncovered a previously unknown pathway the brain uses to fine-tune neural signaling. The researchers learned ... read more

'Tangles' Trigger Early-Stage Alzheimer's Abnormalities in Neocortical Networks

May 5, 2015 — A ground-breaking study has now, for the first time, characterized early-stage changes that occur inside individual, Alzheimer's-affected cells in the intact brain. Remarkably, the study ... read more

Proteomics Provides New Leads Into Nerve Regeneration

May 5, 2015 — Using proteomics techniques to study injured optic nerves, researchers have identified previously unrecognized proteins and pathways involved in nerve regeneration. Adding back one of these proteins ... read more

May 4, 2015 — A unique connection between diabetes and Alzheimer’s disease has been uncovered by researchers, providing further evidence that a disease that robs people of their memories may be affected by ... read more

Higher-Level Occupations May Increase Survival in Patients With a Common Form of Early-Onset Dementia

Apr. 23, 2015 — Doctors, lawyers and other "high level" professionals may have a built-in survival edge if they're diagnosed with the disease frontotemporal dementia (FTD), according to new research. ... read more

Brain Abnormalities Found Among Those Experiencing Blast-Related Mild Traumatic Brain Injury

Apr. 22, 2015 — Individuals with mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI), particularly those who have had loss of consciousness (LOC), show structural brain abnormalities in their white matter as measured by diffusion ... read more

Apr. 21, 2015 — New research highlights how nerves -- whether harmed by disease or traumatic injury -- start to die, a discovery that unveils novel targets for developing drugs to slow or halt peripheral ... read more

US Clinics Avoiding Government Oversight of 'Stem Cell' Treatments

May 1, 2015 — Clinics across the United States are advertising stem cell treatments that attempt to take advantage of what they perceive as exceptions in FDA regulations, according to ... read more

Apr. 28, 2015 — Until today, the proteins known as ubiquitin receptors have been associated mainly with protein degradation, a basic cell cleaning process. A new function now described for the protein dDsk2 links ... read more

Majority of Older Adults Willing to Be Screened by Telephone for Dementia

May 1, 2015 — Nearly two-thirds of older adults were willing to undergo telephone screening for dementia, according to a new study. Willingness to be screened by phone did not differ by sex, age or ... read more

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