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October 27, 2016

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October 27, 2016

Helping Dementia Patients Recall Grandchildren's Names

Oct. 24, 2016 — A novel telemedicine speech therapy program for people with language problems due to dementia significantly improved their ability to recall words they had "lost," reports a ... read more

New Evaluation Model Delivers Improved Care for Patients With Cognitive Disorders

Oct. 24, 2016 — First year data on the effectiveness of a new care model has been published. The work follows a three-step evaluation and management plan from clinicians in Geriatrics, Neuropsychology and Neurology, ... read more

Advances Made in Alzheimer's Research

Oct. 20, 2016 — A major advance has been made in Alzheimer’s research, say researchers. They showed how a diseased vertebrate brain can naturally react to Alzheimer’s pathology by forming more neurons. Two ... read more

Hard of Hearing? It's Not Your Ears, It's Your Brain

Oct. 18, 2016 — The reason you may have to say something twice when talking to older family members at Thanksgiving dinner may not be because of their hearing. Researchers have determined that something is going on ... read more

Oct. 17, 2016 — A nonsteroid anti-inflammatory drug used for treating colds suppresses the spread of bladder cancers and reduces their chemoresistance in mice, raising hopes of a future cure for advanced bladder ... read more

Oct. 17, 2016 — A world-first optical sensor has been developed that can detect vitamin B12 in diluted human blood – a first step towards a low-cost, portable, broadscale vitamin B12 deficiency test. Vitamin B12 ... read more

Oct. 14, 2016 — The coenzyme NAD+ plays a main role in aging processes. In mice and roundworm adding the substance can both extend life and postpone the onset of aging processes. New research shows that this new ... read more

Newly Identified Rare Alzheimer's Disease Gene Mutation More Common in Icelandic People

Oct. 14, 2016 — A rare variant in the TM2D3 gene is linked to increased risk and earlier onset of Alzheimer’s disease, say researchers, who have discovered that this mutation is more commonly found in Icelandic ... read more

Oct. 13, 2016 — Tauopathies are a group of neurodegenerative disorders, including Alzheimer's disease that are characterized by the deposition of aggregates of the tau protein inside brain cells. A new study ... read more

How Protein Fragments Associated With Alzheimer's Could Trigger Parkinson's

Oct. 12, 2016 — Alzheimer's and Parkinson's diseases are different neurodegenerative conditions that can sometimes affect the same person, which has led scientists to investigate possible links between the ... read more

Dysfunction in Neuronal Transport Mechanism Linked to Alzheimer's Disease

Oct. 12, 2016 — Researchers have confirmed that mutation-caused dysfunction in a process cells use to transport molecules within the cell plays a previously suspected but underappreciated role in promoting the ... read more

Oct. 12, 2016 — Researchers behind a new online game are inviting members of the public to look under a virtual microscope and contribute directly to Alzheimer's disease ... read more

Alzheimer's Disease Could Be Treated With Gene Therapy, Suggests Animal Study

Oct. 10, 2016 — Researchers have prevented the development of Alzheimer’s disease in mice by using a virus to deliver a specific gene into the brain, outlines a new ... read more

Phase I Study of Novel Anti-Cancer Drug Uses Tumour mRNA Expression to Identify Responders

Oct. 8, 2016 — The first-in-human dose escalation study of the pan-FGFR (fibroblast growth factor receptor) inhibitor BAY 1163877 in patients with treatment-refractory locally advanced or metastatic solid tumours ... read more

Immunotherapy Shows Promising Results in First, Second Line Treatment of Metastatic Bladder Cancer

Oct. 8, 2016 — Immunotherapy has shown promising results in first and second line treatment of metastatic bladder cancer in two phase II ... read more

Looking at the Role of Bacteria in Incontinence

Oct. 7, 2016 — We all know that feeling of suddenly needing to urinate, and the agonizing worry that we might not find a toilet in time or make it that far. Sadly, for many people this is a regular occurrence and ... read more

Women's Better Verbal Memory Skills May Mask Early Signs of Alzheimer's

Oct. 6, 2016 — Women may have better verbal memory skills than men even when their brains show the same level of problems metabolizing glucose, which occurs in people with Alzheimer’s disease, according to ... read more

Enzyme Treatment of Gene May Reverse Effects of Alzheimer's

Oct. 5, 2016 — The APOE gene is a promising target for therapeutic approaches to Alzheimer's, says a researcher, describing new ... read more

Sweet Math: Scientists Devise a More Accurate Way to Gauge Blood Sugar Averages in People With Diabetes

Oct. 5, 2016 — Marrying advanced math with standard blood-sugar tests, scientists have devised a more accurate way to measure three-month average blood sugar levels in people with diabetes. The new model offers a ... read more

New Method to Detect Aging Cells, and Aid Rejuvenation Therapies, Developed by Researchers

Oct. 5, 2016 — Scientists have discovered a new way to look for aging cells across a wide range of biological materials. The new method will boost understanding of cellular development and aging as well as the ... read more

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