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October 9, 2015

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October 9, 2015

Immune Gene Prevents Parkinson's Disease, Dementia

Oct. 9, 2015 — An estimated seven to ten million people worldwide are living with Parkinson's disease (PD). More than half of PD patients develop progressive disease showing signs of dementia similar to ... 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

Researchers Discover Role of Microglia During Early Progression of Alzheimer's Disease

Oct. 5, 2015 — For the first time, researchers have determined how toxic tau fibrils spread by the help of brain immune cells called microglia during the early stages of Alzheimer's disease (AD). The discovery ... read more

New Imaging Technique Detects Early Brain Damage from Hypertension

Sep. 17, 2015 — Some people with high blood pressure also have early signs of brain damage, a new imaging technique has found. The damage is linked to difficulties in certain cognitive skills, decision-making, and ... 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

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

Sep. 14, 2015 — A new technique for creating transparent tissue has been developed that can be used to illuminate 3-D brain anatomy at very high resolutions. In recent years, generating see-through tissue--a process ... read more

Low Vitamin D Among Elderly Associated With Decline in Cognition, Dementia

Sep. 14, 2015 — Vitamin D insufficiency among the elderly is highly correlated with accelerated cognitive decline and impaired performance, particularly in domains such as memory loss that are associated with ... read more

Resveratrol Impacts Alzheimer's Disease Biomarker

Sep. 11, 2015 — The largest nationwide clinical trial to study high-dose resveratrol long-term in people with mild to moderate Alzheimer's disease found that a biomarker that declines when the disease ... read more

Routinely Screen Those Older Than 70 for Brain Health, World Expert Panel Advises

Sep. 9, 2015 — In a consensus paper, a global panel of leading aging experts suggests physicians routinely screen everyone older than 70 annually for cognitive ... read more

Early Warning Gene Signature for Alzheimer's

Sep. 7, 2015 — A 'gene signature' that could be used to predict the onset of diseases, such as Alzheimer's, years in advance has been developed by scientists. The study aimed to define a set of genes ... read more

IV Administration of Endothelin B Receptor Drug Reduces Memory Loss, Oxidative Stress in Alzheimer's Disease

Sep. 4, 2015 — An estimated 5.3 million people in the U.S. suffer from Alzheimer’s disease (AD). The five current FDA-approved AD medications only help mask the disease symptoms instead of treating the underlying ... read more

Diabetes and Brain Tangles May Be Linked Independently of Alzheimer's Disease

Sep. 2, 2015 — Diabetes may be linked to the buildup of tangles or tau in the brain, separate from Alzheimer's disease, according to a new study. A new study looked at the relationship between type 2 diabetes, ... read more

How Protein Tangles Accumulate in Brain, Cause Neurological Disorders

Sep. 2, 2015 — The appoptosin protein initiates a path that leads to the accumulation of tau, a key component of brain lesions, scientists report. The findings create new opportunities to target this key protein ... read more

Underlying Cause of Unhealthy Brain Aging Explained

Sep. 2, 2015 — Building on scientific evidence implicating disturbed calcium regulation in brain aging accumulated during the past 30 years, a research team has found a connection between unhealthy brain aging and ... read more

Accuracy of Dementia Brain Imaging Must Improve

Sep. 1, 2015 — MRI scans and other tools to detect and diagnose dementia are helpful but not definitive. A new report evaluates how well different types of brain imaging tests work to detect Alzheimer's and ... read more

Alzheimer’s Disease: Overlooked for 30 Years, There Is a New Kid on the Block

Aug. 31, 2015 — Alzheimer's disease is associated with the appearance of characteristic neurotoxic protein aggregates in various regions in the brain. Chemical analysis of these insoluble deposits reveals that ... read more

Alzheimer’s Disease Thought to Be Accelerated by an Abnormal Build-Up of Fat in the Brain

Aug. 27, 2015 — People with Alzheimer’s disease have fat deposits in the brain. For the first time since the disease was described 109 years ago, researchers have discovered accumulations of fat droplets in the ... read more

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