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May 25, 2016

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May 25, 2016

Distinguishing Differences in Dementia Using Brain Scans

May 24, 2016 — Neuroscientists are now able to distinguish two different forms of dementia using advanced imaging techniques. This is the first step towards early recognition of dementia in patients on the basis of ... read more

PET Imaging With Special Tracer Can Detect, Diagnose Early Alzheimer's Disease

May 24, 2016 — Recognizing that the use of biomarkers has led to advances in the detection of Alzheimer's disease (AD), researchers reviewed a PET amyloid imaging agent, finding that imaging with PiB provides ... read more

May 20, 2016 — Researchers have compiled an extensive review of the key contributions to understanding the mechanics of the bladder ranging from work conducted in the 1970s through the present time with a focus on ... read more

Exacerbations of COPD Accelerate Lung-Function Loss

May 16, 2016 — Exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) accelerate the loss of lung function especially among patients with mild disease, according to new ... read more

E.coli 'Anchors' Provide Novel Way to Hijack Superbugs

May 16, 2016 — Scientists may have found a way to stop deadly bacteria from infecting patients. The discovery could lead to a whole new way of treating antibiotic-resistant 'superbugs'. The researchers ... read more

Should We Rethink of Causes of Dementia?

May 12, 2016 — A new theory for the causes of dementia and other neurodegenerative diseases has been developed, involving an out-of-control immune ... read more

Loneliness in Midlife: Risk of Becoming Lonely Is Not Limited to Old Age

May 12, 2016 — Investigators have been able to find out in which phases of our lives we are most at risk of becoming lonely. Their findings show that loneliness most often affects people in old age, beginning at ... read more

More Urinary Tract Stones Are Being Treated With Surgery

May 12, 2016 — Researchers who analyzed recent trends related to urinary tract stones in the UK found a sustained and high prevalence of the condition, with an increased trend to treat patients with surgery. The ... read more

May 11, 2016 — Using a new imaging agent that binds to tau protein and makes it visible in positron emission tomography (PET) scans, scientists have shown that measures of tau are better markers of the cognitive ... read more

May 11, 2016 — Researchers have identified 74 areas of the human genome associated with educational attainment. It is well known that social and other environmental factors influence education, but these findings ... read more

May 11, 2016 — A new paper looks at how MRI and a clear understanding of the functional anatomy around the prostate can allow radiation oncologists to plan a course of treatment for patients with prostate cancer ... read more

Sensitivity to Oxidative Stress Is Not Always Linked to Aging, Study Shows

May 11, 2016 — An important breakthrough has been made in understanding the impact of oxygen exposure on the aging process of mammal cells. The findings of the research could pave the way for better understanding ... read more

May 10, 2016 — Chronic use of some drugs for heartburn and gastroesophageal reflux (GERD) speeds up the aging of blood vessels. This accelerated aging in humans could lead to increased cardiovascular disease, ... read more

May 10, 2016 — In Alzheimer's disease, plaques of amyloid beta protein accumulate in the brain, damaging connections between neurons. Now, researchers have found that the enzyme Protein Kinase C (PKC) alpha is ... read more

Stave Off Cognitive Decline With Seafood

May 10, 2016 — Eating a meal of seafood or other foods containing omega-3 fatty acids at least once a week may protect against age-related memory loss and thinking problems in older people, according to a team of ... read more

Psychology Has Important Role in Helping Older Americans as They Age

May 10, 2016 — With more than 13 percent of Americans currently over age 65, and that proportion expected to grow in the coming decades, psychology has played and will continue to play an important part in helping ... read more

Epigenetic Study of Lactose Intolerance May Shed Light on the Origin of Mental Illness

May 9, 2016 — A new study on the epigenetics of lactose intolerance may provide an approach to understanding schizophrenia and other complex, serious ... read more

Cancer May Drive Health Problems as People Age

May 9, 2016 — A new study indicates that cancer may have negative impacts on both the physical and mental health of individuals as they age. The study suggests that cancer increases the risk for certain health ... read more

Gene Linked to Alzheimer's Disease Impairs Memory by Disrupting Brain's 'Playback System'

May 6, 2016 — Scientists have discovered how the major genetic risk factor for Alzheimer's disease causes memory impairment. A specific type of brain activity important for memory replay is disrupted in mice ... read more

Researchers Identify New Pathway Leading to Alzheimer's Disease

May 5, 2016 — A newly discovered pathway leading to neurodegeneration in Alzheimer's disease may unlock the door to new approaches for treating the ... read more

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