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October 8, 2015

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October 8, 2015

Preventing Memory Loss Before Symptoms Appear

Oct. 8, 2015 — A clinical trial is looking at removing a key protein from the brain to prevent memory loss at least a decade before symptoms are noticed in healthy older adults. The trial is focused on an ... read more

Sep. 28, 2015 — Researchers have developed a way of assembling organic molecules into complex tubular tissue-like structures without the use of moulds or techniques like 3-D ... read more

Connecting Alzheimer's Disease, Immune System

Sep. 28, 2015 — Researchers investigate how genetic risk factors for Alzheimer's disease may influence a key type of immune cell. Their results lay the groundwork for designing better therapeutic strategies and ... read more

Sep. 24, 2015 — Scientists have provided a detailed map of how basic research translates into new treatments for deadly diseases. Charting the network of discoveries that led to the development of important ... read more

Amyloid Plaques in Alzheimer's, Diabetes: Novel Leads for Inhibitors

Sep. 24, 2015 — When proteins change their structure and clump together, formation of amyloid fibrils and plaques may occur. Such 'misfolding' and 'protein aggregation' processes damage cells and ... read more

Protecting Identities in a Sea of Big Data

Sep. 23, 2015 — A computer scientist will use three grants to develop approaches to safeguarding sensitive genetic information. Along with co-researchers, he will systematically evaluate potential privacy breaches ... read more

Sep. 23, 2015 — Liquid crystals are familiar to most of us as the somewhat humdrum stuff used to make computer displays and TVs. Even for scientists, it has not been easy to find other ways of using them. Now a ... read more

Increased Activity in Older Brains May Point to New Avenues for Treating Memory Loss

Sep. 22, 2015 — Scientists have examined activity in a little-studied part of the brain associated with memory and found for the first time the reason that neurons there become more active in old age, findings that ... read more

New Method to Measure Artery Stiffness in the Human Brain

Sep. 22, 2015 — A non-invasive method to measure vascular compliance, or how stiff an artery is, in the human brain has been revealed by scientists. This finding may have ramifications for preventing stroke and the ... read more

New Study Maps the Progression of Parkinson's Disease Within the Brain

Sep. 22, 2015 — Scientists have made advances in understanding the process involved in the progression and spread of Parkinson's disease within the brain. The study focused on understanding the process that ... read more

Combination Drug Treatment Reduces Agitation for Patients With Probable Alzheimer's Disease

Sep. 22, 2015 — In a preliminary 10-week randomized trial, patients with probable Alzheimer's disease who received the combination medication dextromethorphan-quinidine demonstrated less occurrences and ... read more

Increased Chances for Early Detection of Alzheimer's Disease

Sep. 22, 2015 — A method for detecting early signs of Alzheimer’s disease using amyloid PET imaging works as well as the previously used cerebrospinal fluid sample method conclude researchers at the conclusion of ... read more

Sep. 22, 2015 — Neuroscientists have found a novel connection between the size of the choroid plexus in the brain and complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS), an unexpected finding, they ... read more

Old Drug Offers New Hope to Treat Alzheimer's Disease

Sep. 21, 2015 — Salsalate, a drug used to treat rheumatoid arthritis, effectively reversed tau-related dysfunction in an animal model of frontotemporal dementia (FTD), scientists have discovered. Salsalate prevented ... read more

Even Mild Depression Puts a Burden on Alzheimer's Family Caregivers

Sep. 21, 2015 — Caregiving for an Alzheimer's patient is especially burdensome for spousal and family caregivers who at the time of their near and dear one's Alzheimer's diagnosis suffer from ... read more

Alzheimer's Drug Could Prevent Bone Fractures

Sep. 21, 2015 — The most common drug used to treat Alzheimer's disease increases bone mass in mice, according to a recent article. Researchers say this means the drug could also be used to treat bone loss ... read more

Sep. 18, 2015 — Researchers believe that periodic clearance of a specific protein across the blood brain barrier could hold tremendous potential for new ... read more

Identifying Typical Patterns in the Progression Towards Alzheimer's Disease

Sep. 18, 2015 — How the brain progresses from mild cognitive impairment (MCI) to Alzheimer's-type dementia has been an enigma for the scientific community. However, a recent study has shed light on this ... read more

Coordinating Traffic Down the Neuronal Highway

Sep. 18, 2015 — An international team of researchers has identified a protein that regulates the growth of neurons by transporting key metabolic enzymes to the tips of neural cells. Their findings open up new ... read more

Sep. 18, 2015 — A protein that regulates the growth of neurons by transporting key metabolic enzymes to the tips of neural cells has been identified by an international team of researchers. Their findings open up ... read more

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