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July 24, 2016

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July 24, 2016

Link Found Between Traumatic Brain Injury and Parkinson's, but Not Alzheimer's

July 11, 2016 — Traumatic brain injury (TBI) with a loss of consciousness (LOC) may be associated with later development of Parkinson's disease but not Alzheimer's disease or incident dementia, new ... read more

Promising New Methods for Early Detection of Alzheimer's Disease

July 8, 2016 — New methods to examine the brain and spinal fluid heighten the chance of early diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease. These findings may have important implications for early detection of the ... read more

Genetic Risk Factors for Alzheimer's Disease May Be Detectable Even in Young Adults

July 6, 2016 — A genetic risk score may detect those at higher risk for Alzheimer’s disease long before symptoms appear—even possibly in healthy young adults, according to a new ... read more

Artificial Intelligence May Aid in Alzheimer's Diagnosis

July 6, 2016 — Machine learning is a type of artificial intelligence that allows computer programs to learn when exposed to new data without being programmed. Now, researchers have coupled machine learning methods ... read more

Genetically Engineered Mice Suggest New Model for How Alzheimer's Causes Dementia

July 4, 2016 — Using a novel, newly developed mouse model that mimics the development of Alzheimer's disease in humans, researchers say they have been able to determine that a one-two punch of major biological ... read more

Cerebrovascular Disease Linked to Alzheimer's

July 1, 2016 — While strokes are known to increase risk for dementia, much less is known about diseases of large and small blood vessels in the brain, separate from stroke, and how they relate to dementia. Diseased ... read more

New Insight Into the Most Common Genetic Cause of ALS, FTD

June 30, 2016 — Scientists have discovered a novel function of the C9orf72 protein which is linked to amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and frontotemporal dementia (FTD) -- giving a new insight into the most ... read more

New Clues About the Aging Brain's Memory Functions

June 29, 2016 — Dopamine D2 receptor is linked to the long-term episodic memory, which function often reduces with age and due to dementia, report researchers. This new insight can contribute to the understanding of ... read more

Study Addresses Safety Concerns for Older Adults With Diagnosed, Undiagnosed Dementia

June 22, 2016 — Researchers have examined how often older adults who have diagnosed and undiagnosed dementia engage in potentially unsafe ... read more

Understanding How Chemical Changes in the Brain Affect Alzheimer's Disease

June 22, 2016 — A new study is helping to explain why the long-term use of common anticholinergic drugs used to treat conditions like allergies and overactive bladder lead to an increased risk of developing dementia ... read more

Certain Leisure Activities May Reduce Post-Surgical Delirium Among Older Adults

June 21, 2016 — Older adults who engage in leisure activities more than 20 times a week are far less likely to experience delirium following certain types of surgery than those who engage in fewer weekly leisure ... read more

New Link Found Between Diabetes, Alzheimer's Disease

June 21, 2016 — Drugs used to treat diabetes could also be used to treat Alzheimer's disease, and vice versa, according to new research. This is also the first study of its kind to show that Alzheimer's ... read more

Sleepiness and Fatigue Linked to Brain Atrophy in Cognitively Normal Elderly

June 14, 2016 — A new study found that normal older adults who experience excessive sleepiness during the day or significant fatigue may have more brain atrophy than expected for their age, particularly in areas of ... read more

Nanoprobe Enables Measurement of Protein Dynamics in Living Cells

June 14, 2016 — A team of researchers has used a specialized nanoprobe to directly measure levels of key proteins within living, cultured cells. The investigators used the device to track levels of the ... read more

Brain in a Dish to Learn More About Alzheimer's Disease

June 14, 2016 — Researchers have found a way to replicate one of the earliest changes in Alzheimer's disease in a dish. This means that it should now be possible to find out a lot more about why it happens – ... read more

PET Points to Tau Protein as Leading Culprit in Alzheimer's

June 14, 2016 — Alzheimer's is a devastating and incurable disease marked by beta-amyloid and tau protein aggregations in the brain, yet the direct relationship between these proteins and neurodegeneration has ... read more

What Are Risk Factors for Dementia After Intracerebral Hemorrhage?

June 13, 2016 — Larger hematoma size and location were risk factors associated with dementia after an intracerebral hemorrhage when a blood vessel in the brain bursts, according to a new ... read more

Alzheimer's: Structural Properties of Complex Model Membranes After Interaction With Beta-Amyloid Peptides Open the Way to the Identification of New Drug Targets

June 13, 2016 — A new report describes the structural properties of complex model membranes after the interaction with beta-amyloid peptides, involved in Alzheimer's disease, opening the way to the ... read more

Alzheimer's Researchers Find Clues to Toxic Forms of Amyloid Beta

June 10, 2016 — Much of the research on Alzheimer's disease has focused on the amyloid beta protein, which clumps together into sticky fibrils that form deposits in the brains of people with the disease. In ... read more

IL-33 Ameliorates Alzheimer's-Like Pathology, Cognitive Decline

June 6, 2016 — Scientists conducted a study on the potential therapeutic role of interleukin-33 (IL-33) in AD, where they injected the protein into transgenic mouse models of AD. The injection of IL-33 rescues ... read more

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