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April 29, 2017

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April 29, 2017

Low Levels of 'Memory Protein' Linked to Cognitive Decline in Alzheimer's Disease

Apr. 25, 2017 — This discovery may lead to important research and may one day help experts develop new and better therapies for Alzheimer's and other forms of cognitive ... read more

Medical History Reveals Multiple Sclerosis Begins to Impact Patients Sooner

Apr. 21, 2017 — People with multiple sclerosis can show signs of something wrong five years before the onset of disease, much earlier than previously thought, according to a new analysis of health records from ... read more

Apr. 20, 2017 — Damaging tangles of the protein tau dot the brains of people with neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer's and boxer's dementia. Now, a team of scientists has found a way to measure tau ... read more

Crucial 'Traffic Regulator' in Neurons Discovered by Cell Biologists

Apr. 19, 2017 — Cell biologists have discovered the protein that may be the crucial traffic regulator for the transport of vital molecules inside nerve cells. When this traffic regulator is removed, the flow of ... read more

Cognitive and Psychosocial Function of Retired Professional Hockey Players

Apr. 13, 2017 — Researchers have reported on the most comprehensive neuropsychological study of retired professional ice hockey players to date. They found that the alumni involved in the study, most of whom played ... read more

Nanotubes That Build Themselves

Apr. 13, 2017 — Researchers have succeeded in producing nanotubes from a single building block using so-called molecular self-recognition. The tube can also change shape depending on the surrounding environment. The ... read more

Apr. 13, 2017 — A new study refines our understanding of a human skill -- the ability to instantaneously assess a new environment and get oriented thanks to visual ... read more

Role of Vascular Disease in Development of Alzheimer's Disease

Apr. 11, 2017 — Among adults who entered a study more than 25 years ago, an increasing number of midlife vascular risk factors, such as obesity, high blood pressure, diabetes, high cholesterol and smoking, were ... read more

Researchers Identify Link Between Birth Defect, Neurodegenerative Diseases

Apr. 10, 2017 — A new study has found a link between neurological birth defects in infants commonly found in pregnant women with diabetes and several neurodegenerative diseases, including Alzheimer's, ... read more

Common Sedatives Linked to Increased Risk of Pneumonia in People With Alzheimer's Disease

Apr. 10, 2017 — Commonly used sedatives called benzodiazepines are associated with an increased risk of pneumonia when used in people with Alzheimer's disease, according to a ... read more

New Function Discovered for Compound That May Help Slow Aging

Apr. 5, 2017 — Researchers have found that a compound called rapamycin has unusual properties that may help address neurologic damage such as Alzheimer's disease, and reduce the cellular senescence associated ... read more

Apr. 4, 2017 — The brains of SuperAgers (those 80 years old and older whose memories are as sharp as healthy people in their 50s and 60s) shrink much slower than their age-matched peers, resulting in a greater ... read more

Psychiatric Disorders Do Not Increase Risk of Alzheimer's Disease

Apr. 4, 2017 — Psychiatric disorders do not increase the risk of Alzheimer’s disease, according to a recent study. However, the prevalence of psychiatric diagnoses increased before the Alzheimer’s diagnosis, ... read more

US Burden of Neurological Disease Is Nearly $800 Billion/year

Mar. 30, 2017 — The most common neurological diseases cost the United States $789 billion in 2014, and this figure is projected to grow as the elderly population doubles between 2011 and 2050, according to a new ... read more

Link Between Common Prostate Cancer Treatment, Dementia Detailed in New Study

Mar. 30, 2017 — A new analysis of patients who have undergone treatment for prostate cancer shows a connection between androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) -- a testosterone-lowering therapy and a common treatment for ... read more

Genetic Errors Associated With Heart Health May Guide Drug Development

Mar. 30, 2017 — A new study of such 'beneficial' genetic mutations may provide guidance on the design of new therapies intended to reduce the risk of heart ... read more

Therapies That Target Dementia in Early Stages Critical to Success

Mar. 28, 2017 — Targeting dementia in the earlier stages of the condition could be critical for the success of future therapies, say researchers who have found that the very earliest symptoms of dementia might be ... read more

Neurological Diseases Cost the US Nearly $800 Billion Per Year

Mar. 28, 2017 — A new article reports the most common neurological diseases pose a serious annual financial burden for the ... read more

Dementia: The Right to Rehabilitation

Mar. 28, 2017 — Rehabilitation is important for people with dementia as it is for people with physical disabilities, according to a leading dementia ... read more

Protein That Regulates Brain Cell Connections Could Be New Target for Treating Alzheimer's Disease

Mar. 27, 2017 — In experiments with a protein called Ephexin5 that appears to be elevated in the brain cells of Alzheimer's disease patients and mouse models of the disease, researchers say removing it prevents ... read more

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