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Alzheimer’s Plaque Emerges Early and Deep in the Brain

Long before symptoms like memory loss even emerge, the underlying pathology of Alzheimer’s disease, such as an accumulation of amyloid protein plaques,...
Alzheimer's

Calcium Channel Blockers May Be Effective in Treating Memory Loss Associated...

Alzheimer's disease (AD) is the most common cause of dementia but the changes in brain cell function underlying memory loss remains poorly...
Alzheimer’s

Study Pinpoints Alzheimer’s Plaque Emergence Early and Deep in the Brain

A new study by MIT neuroscientists at The Picower Institute for Learning and Memory could help those efforts by pinpointing the regions...
Alzheimer’s

Scientists Link ‘Hunger Hormone’ to Memory in Alzheimer’s Study

Scientists at The University of Texas at Dallas have found evidence suggesting that resistance to the “hunger hormone” ghrelin in the brain...
Alzheimer's

Calcium Channel Blockers May Be Effective in Treating Memory Loss Associated...

Alzheimer's disease (AD) is the most common cause of dementia but the changes in brain cell function underlying memory loss remains poorly...
Alzheimer’s

Biochemists Discover New Insights into What May Go Awry in Brains...

More than three decades of research on Alzheimer’s disease have not produced any major treatment advances for those with the disorder, according...
Alzheimer’s

Blood Test Is Highly Accurate at Identifying Alzheimer’s Before Symptoms Arise

Up to two decades before people develop the characteristic memory loss and confusion of Alzheimer’s disease, damaging clumps of protein start to...
Alzheimer’s

Tissue Model Reveals Role of Blood-Brain Barrier in Alzheimer’s

Beta-amyloid plaques, the protein aggregates that form in the brains of Alzheimer’s patients, disrupt many brain functions and can kill neurons. They...
Alzheimer's

Alzheimer’s Gene May Impact Cognition Before Adulthood

A gene linked to Alzheimer’s disease may impact cognitive health much sooner than previously realized. The APOE gene creates...
cancer genomes, Alzheimer's, antibodies

Age Itself Appears to Increase the Spread of Alzheimer’s-Associated Tau in...

A study by investigators at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) finds evidence that spread through the brain of the Alzheimer’s-disease-associated protein tau is...
Alzheimer’s

Certain Cells Secrete a Substance That May Head off Alzheimer’s

USC researchers have discovered a secret sauce in the brain’s vascular system that preserves the neurons needed to keep dementia and other...
Neurodegenerative Disorder

Scientists Slow Progression of Debilitating Neurodegenerative Disorder

An international study led by scientists in Oakland and Munich, Germany, may offer hope to children and adults with a rare and...
implantable neurostimulation devices

Millions with Neurological Diseases Could Find New Option in Implantable Neurostimulation...

The United States is seeing an increase in the number of neurological diseases. Stroke is ranked as the fifth leading cause of death,...
Cerebrovascular Disease

Cerebrovascular Disease Linked to Alzheimer’s

While strokes are known to increase risk for dementia, much less is known about diseases of large and small blood vessels in the brain,...
Alzheimer’s

Sweet discovery that maple syrup may prevent Alzheimer’s sparks worldwide interest

Donald Weaver announced surprising results recently at the American Chemical Society in San Diego: maple syrup extract may prevent proteins in brain cells from folding the...
Yeast cells

In defence of pathogenic proteins

Protein deposits in cells, such as those associated with diseases like Parkinson's and Alzheimer's, can also be beneficial – at least for yeast cells,...
Alzheimer's

Sounding the alarm on a future epidemic: Alzheimer’s disease

UCLA biostatistics team forecasts prevalence of the disease under different circumstances