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October 4, 2015

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October 4, 2015

Researchers Identify Possible Physiological Cause of Brain Deficits With Aging

Sep. 22, 2015 — Like scratchy-sounding old radio dials that interfere with reception, circuits in the brain that grow noisier over time may be responsible for ways in which we slow mentally as we grow old, according ... 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

Age, Not Post-Op Infection, More Important for Kidney Transplant Success, Study Finds

Sep. 22, 2015 — Infection by virus cytomegalovirus (CMV) is a major complication following kidney transplantation. CMV infection has been associated with increased kidney transplant failure and reduced patient ... 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

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

Tracing the Triggers of Late-Onset Alzheimer's

Sep. 18, 2015 — In a sprawling review of more than 200 articles examining the suggested link between infections of the mouth and Alzheimer's disease (AD), two researchers -- one, an original mapper of the oral ... read more

Sep. 18, 2015 — More than five million Americans are living with Alzheimer's disease (AD). Of them, 400,000 also have Down syndrome. Both groups have similar looking brains with higher levels of the protein ... read more

New Report Examines Implications of Growing Gap in Life Span by Income for Entitlement Programs

Sep. 17, 2015 — As the gap in life expectancy between the highest and lowest earners in the US has widened over time, high earners have disproportionately received larger lifetime benefits from government programs ... read more

Sep. 17, 2015 — Scientists have now measured and compared just how aging affects rats' liver and brain cells. In a new study, they were able to tease out general aging processes from those that are specific to ... read more

Alzheimer's Disease Consists of Three Distinct Subtypes, According to Study

Sep. 16, 2015 — Alzheimer's disease, long thought to be a single disease, really consists of three distinct subtypes, according to a new study. The need for a new approach to treat Alzheimer's is urgent. ... read more

Sep. 16, 2015 — Scientists have evidence that Popeye was right: spinach makes you stronger. But it's the high nitrate content in the leafy greens -- not the iron -- that creates the effect. Building on a ... read more

Sep. 16, 2015 — More evidence of a link between the brain's stress response and a protein related to Alzheimer's disease has been uncovered by a team of researchers. The research, conducted on a mouse ... read more

Large-Scale Treatment of Parasitic-Worm Disease Cost-Effective

Sep. 15, 2015 — Researchers are calling for an urgent re-evaluation of global guidelines for the treatment of parasitic-worm diseases in light of a new study showing that large-scale treatment programs are highly ... read more

Researchers Identify Gene That Determines Bone Density, Fracture Risk

Sep. 14, 2015 — A genetic variant regulating a gene responsible for bone mineral density and fracture risk has been identified by researchers. Findings from this study could lead to interventions that may prevent ... read more

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