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October 6, 2015

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October 6, 2015

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

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

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

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

How the Brain Can Stop Action on a Dime

Sep. 17, 2015 — Scientists have identified the precise nerve cells that allow the brain to make a split-second change of course, like jamming on the ... 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 — 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

Improving Blood Sugar Control Could Help Prevent Dementia in Patients With Type 2 Diabetes, Study Suggests

Sep. 14, 2015 — A study of 350,000 patients with type 2 diabetes shows that those with poor blood sugar control have 50 percent higher risk of being admitted to hospital in future for dementia as those with good ... read more

Loss of Cellular Energy Leads to Neuronal Dysfunction in Neurodegenerative Disease Model

Sep. 14, 2015 — For the first time, research shows that impairments in mitochondria -- the brain's cellular power plants -- can deplete cellular energy levels and cause neuronal dysfunction in a model of ... read more

Microbiologists Describe New Insights Into Human Neurodegenerative Disease

Sep. 14, 2015 — Microbiology researchers studying a soil bacterium have identified a potential mechanism for neurodegenerative diseases. A role for the protein HSD10 had been suspected in patients with ... read more

Modulation of Brain Cholesterol: New Line of Research in Alzheimer's Disease Treatment?

Sep. 14, 2015 — Two research teams have just shown, in a rodent model, that overexpressing an enzyme that can eliminate excess cholesterol from the brain may have a beneficial action on the tau component of the ... read more

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