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October 9, 2015

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October 9, 2015

Oct. 8, 2015 — Cigarette smoking and heavy alcohol use cause epigenetic changes to DNA that reflect accelerated biological aging in distinct, measurable ways, according to research. The researchers estimated ... read more

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

Antipsychotics Increase Risk of Death in People With Parkinson's Disease Psychosis

Sep. 30, 2015 — Antipsychotic drugs may increase the risk of death in people with Parkinson's disease psychosis (PDP), according to a new study. PDP affects more than 50 per cent of people with Parkinson's ... read more

Disruption of Brain-Blood Barrier Might Influence Progression of Alzheimer’s

Sep. 29, 2015 — More and more data from preclinical and clinical studies strengthen the hypothesis that immune system-mediated actions contribute to and drive pathogenesis in Alzheimer’s disease. New insights ... read more

Maintaining Healthy DNA Delays Menopause

Sep. 28, 2015 — An international study of nearly 70,000 women has identified more than 40 regions of the human genome involved in governing at what age a woman goes through menopause. The study found that two-thirds ... 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

Children With ADHD and Their Mothers May Live Less Than Average Population

Sep. 28, 2015 — Brazilian scientists found that ADHD children and their mothers are more likely to have shorter telomeres, a hallmark of cellular aging, which is associated with increased risk for chronic diseases ... read more

Infections in Childhood Could Provide Clues to Disease Development in Later Life

Sep. 27, 2015 — The interaction between infections and the microbiota during infancy in the lungs could help provide clues to disease development later in life, according to the findings of a new ... 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

Significant Differences in Frailty Found by Region, by Race Among Older Americans

Sep. 24, 2015 — A large-scale survey of older Americans living at home or in assisted living settings found that 15 percent are frail, a diminished state that makes people more vulnerable to falls, chronic disease ... read more

Model of Hutchinson-Gilford Progeria Syndrome Established

Sep. 23, 2015 — Identifying the underlying mechanisms of this accelerated aging syndrome progeria brings scientists one step closer to slowing down the aging process. HGPS is an extremely rare genetic disease which ... 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

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

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