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April 27, 2015

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April 27, 2015

Is the Amyloid Hypothesis the Right Path to Find a Treatment for Alzheimer's Disease?

Apr. 20, 2015 — There is both risk and reward in focusing Alzheimer's disease research on inhibiting amyloid production, according to a new article. The article reviews the significant body of research ... read more

Eight Nutrients to Protect the Aging Brain

Apr. 15, 2015 — Brain health is the second most important component in maintaining a healthy lifestyle according to a 2014 AARP study. As people age they can experience a range of cognitive issues from decreased ... read more

Heavy Snoring, Sleep Apnea May Signal Earlier Memory and Thinking Decline

Apr. 15, 2015 — Heavy snoring and sleep apnea may be linked to memory and thinking decline at an earlier age, according to a new study. The research also suggests that treating the disorders with a breathing machine ... read more

Apr. 14, 2015 — A new study suggests that in Alzheimer's disease, certain immune cells in the brain abnormally consume an important nutrient: arginine. Blocking this process with a small-molecule drug prevented ... read more

Apr. 14, 2015 — Instead of shrinking as expected, as part of the normal aging process, the memory center in the brains of seniors maintained their size and, in men, grew modestly after two years in a program that ... read more

UK Research Cash for Dementia, Stroke Still Way Too Low, Experts Say

Apr. 13, 2015 — The amount of government money pumped into dementia and stroke research in the UK has risen significantly in recent years, but it is still way too low when compared with the economic and personal ... read more

Apr. 13, 2015 — Researchers have discovered how vitamin E deficiency may cause neurological damage by interrupting a supply line of specific nutrients and robbing the brain of the 'building blocks' it ... read more

Apr. 7, 2015 — A drug discovery could hold promise in the fight against the devastating effects of Alzheimer's Disease. Scientists, using a animal model, have completed research to suggest that the drug ... read more

Apr. 7, 2015 — New research investigates the influence of low-frequency magnetic fields on neurodegenerative ... read more

New Test Measures Deadly Protein in Huntington's Disease Patients' Spinal Fluid

Apr. 6, 2015 — A new test has been able to measure for the first time the build-up of a harmful mutant protein in the nervous system of patients during the progression of Huntington's disease (HD). HD is a ... read more

Apr. 6, 2015 — A new study takes another step toward the early understanding of a degenerative brain condition called chronic traumatic encephalopathy, or CTE, which affects athletes in contact sports who are ... read more

Apr. 6, 2015 — New brain cells can be formed through deep brain stimulation, improving memory retention, researchers report. For decades, scientists have been finding ways to generate brain cells to boost memory ... read more

Beta Secretase Inhibitors to Treat Alzheimer's Disease

Apr. 2, 2015 — With each new amyloid-targeting treatment for Alzheimer's disease that has been developed, there has been a corresponding concern. For example, antibodies targeting amyloid-beta peptide produce ... read more

Neurologists' Focus on Face-to-Face Time With Patients Undervalued by Medicare, Report Suggests

Apr. 1, 2015 — Most neurologists provide face-to-face care of neurology patients, many of whom have complex condition such as Alzheimer’s disease, epilepsy and Parksinson’s disease – diseases that require ... read more

Migrating Immune Cells Promote Nerve Cell Demise in the Brain

Apr. 1, 2015 — The death of dopamine-producing nerve cells in a certain region of the brain is the principal cause underlying Parkinson's disease. In mice, it is possible to simulate the Parkinson's ... read more

Neuroscientists Call for Immediate Action to Determine the Dangers and Benefits of Cognitive-Enhancing Drug Use in Healthy People

Mar. 31, 2015 — The government, pharmaceutical industry, and national medical organizations need to work together to look at the harms and benefits of long-term use of cognitive-enhancing drugs by healthy ... read more

Mar. 31, 2015 — Memory and as well as connections between brain cells were restored in mice with a model of Alzheimer's given an experimental cancer drug, researchers report. "With this treatment, cells ... read more

Mar. 30, 2015 — Figuring out what's happening at a cellular and molecular level may help scientists develop ways to treat or prevent age-related, neurogenerative diseases, such as Alzheimer's and ... read more

Eating Green Leafy Vegetables Keeps Mental Abilities Sharp

Mar. 30, 2015 — Something as easy as adding more spinach, kale, collards and mustard greens to your diet could help slow cognitive decline, according to new research. The study also examined the nutrients ... read more

Alzheimer's: The Killer Protein, Properly Explained

Mar. 30, 2015 — Researchers hope to be able, one day, to fight the pathogenic action of the amyloid-beta protein, whose build-up is associated with Alzheimer's disease. In the meantime, scientists have ... read more

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