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Blood Pressure Drug Found to Help Dementia

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July 26, 2013
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A new study suggests ACE inhibitors not only reduce blood pressure, but can also slow the rate of dementia and enhance cognitive functions.


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MultiVu (Sep. 21, 2012) Seventy-five (75) percent of people with dementia and 64 percent of caregivers believe there are negative associations for those diagnosed with dementia in their countries, according to survey fielded by Alzheimer's Disease International and published today in the World Alzheimer Report 2012: Overcoming the Stigma of Dementia. The report was released on Alzheimer's Action Day as part of World Alzheimer's Month activities engaging people in the cause and raising awareness about the disease.
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Autism and Cord Blood Stem Cells: FDA Gives Green Lite for Groundbreaking Clinical Trial

Autism and Cord Blood Stem Cells: FDA Gives Green Lite for Groundbreaking Clinical Trial

MultiVu (Aug. 21, 2012) Sutter Neuroscience Institute, a recognized Center of Excellence, and CBR (Cord Blood Registry), the world's largest stem cell bank, are launching the first FDA- approved clinical trial to assess the use of a child's own cord blood stem cells to treat select patients with autism. This first-of-its-kind placebo controlled study will evaluate the ability of an infusion of cord blood stem cells to help improve language and behavior. The study is in conjunction with the Sutter Institute for Medical Research.
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Artists 'Better Protected' Against Dementia, Study Finds

Artists 'Better Protected' Against Dementia, Study Finds

CBC (Aug. 22, 2013) Neurologists at St. Michael's Hospital in Toronto have found that artists suffering from vascular dementia may still be able to draw from memory, even if unable to complete simple tasks.
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Tiny Lab Under the Skin Could Stop Drug Cheats

Tiny Lab Under the Skin Could Stop Drug Cheats

Reuters (July 18, 2013) Amid yet more claims of illegal drug-taking by high-profile athletes, scientists in Switzerland say they may have found a foolproof way to prevent the use of banned substances in sports. They say their chip implant, designed to monitor naturally-occurring substances in the blood, could also be used to detect illegal substances.
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