Tag: Alzheimer's

Nobel Laureate Paul Greengard Who Made Breakthroughs In Neuroscience Passed Away At 93

Dr. Paul Greengard was awarded the Nobel Prize for his study that led to the understanding of how brain cells communicate with each other. His research also led to the advancement of treatment for neurological disorders.

Neuroscience April 15, 2019

Electricity Can Help Reverse Effects Of Aging On Memory

Severe brain disorders such as Alzheimer's and dementia can have a chance of treatment in the near future. Shocking the brain seems to achieve promising results, according to a new study.

Neuroscience April 11, 2019

Dementia Related Deaths In US Have Doubled In Recent Years Says CDC Report

Researchers found that the number of deaths associated with Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia significantly rose between 2000 and 2017. Last year, over 200,000 people in the United States died because of the neurodegenerative disease.

Public Health March 16, 2019

Eye Test May Detect Alzheimer's Disease Before Symptoms Appear

Eye health may be a good reflection of a person's brain health. A thorough scan of retinal blood vessels shows whether a person could develop Alzheimer's disease.

Medicine March 13, 2019

Women's Brains Are Aging Slower Compared To Men's Brains

Researchers found that on average, women's brains are three years younger than men's brains. The team believes that this explains why women tend to experience less cognitive decline in old age.

Public Health February 5, 2019

Simple Blood Test Could Be Used To Diagnose Alzheimer's A Decade Before It Manifests

The researchers found that detecting the concentration of a protein in the blood can lead to early diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease. The researchers hope that the new discovery can lead to better therapy and treatment for the neurodegenerative disease.

Public Health January 22, 2019

Experimental Stroke Treatment Prevents Alzheimer's In New Study

A team of scientists revealed that an experimental drug developed for stroke has significantly reduced Alzheimer's-like symptoms in mice. The drug, they believe, has the potential to stall the progression of the disease in its early stage.

Public Health January 16, 2019

Researchers Find New Way To Increase Omega 3 Fatty Acids In Brain

Researchers found that consuming LPC-EPA has dramatically raised EPA and DHA in the brains of mice. EPA and DHA have previously been linked to improvement of brain health, particularly in patients with Alzheimer's or are clinically depressed.

Healthy Living/Wellness January 9, 2019

House Passes New Alzheimer's Bill That Gives $20 Million To Research Annually

A new law will direct funds toward the implementation of interventions focusing on early detection and risk reduction of Alzheimer's. The neurodegenerative disease is one of the leading causes of death in the United States.

Public Health January 7, 2019

Some Neurons Can Fight Alzheimer's With Self-Cleaning Mechanism

Researchers found that certain neurons that have components of a cellular cleaning system can dispel build-up of tau proteins. Tau proteins have been linked to neurodegenerative diseases including Alzheimer's.

Neuroscience December 19, 2018

Experimental Alzheimer's Vaccine Could Prevent Half Of All Cases, Says Study

A new experimental vaccine promises to delay the onset of Alzheimer's Disease by up to five years. The treatment already went through animal testing with promising results and will hopefully get approved for clinical trials.

Medicine November 26, 2018

Infectious Prion Proteins Detected In Eye Tissues Of People With Rare Brain Disease

Researchers found misfolded prion proteins in the eyes of 11 patients diagnosed with Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease. The discovery raised concerns over possible infection from eye exam equipment and cadaveric corneal transplants.

Neuroscience November 23, 2018

Researchers Identify Genes That Could Make Some People More Susceptible To CTE

Contact sports athletes such as football players and boxers are at risk of developing chronic traumatic encephalopathy or CTE during their lifetimes. A new study identified a gene that may be influencing the neurodegenerative brain disease.

Neuroscience November 5, 2018

Number Of Alzheimer's Cases Could Double By 2060, Says CDC Study

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention warned that the number of people diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease and related dementia will double by 2060. The study also predicted an increase in cases within the Hispanic community.

Public Health September 23, 2018

Is Alzheimer's An Infectious Disease? 'Germ' Theory Of Alzheimer's Regaining Momentum

Leslie Norins wanted to prove that Alzheimer's is caused by a germ. Earlier this year, he launched a challenge for the scientific community to find the virus or bacteria that causes dementia in millions of people around the world.

Public Health September 12, 2018

Alzheimer’s Risk Might Go Down With The Help Of Herpes Meds

A study published last month showed a link between herpes and dementia. Now, two professors have further analyzed other studies that show similar findings, and they suggest that Alzheimer’s could one day be prevented via antiviral treatment.

Medicine July 17, 2018

France Is Building An ‘Alzheimer’s Village’: What Patients Can Do Inside

There’s a so-called Alzheimer’s village being constructed in France, an experiment to determine whether such a settlement will provide better treatment for sufferers of the condition. It is modeled after a similar experiment in the Netherlands.

Neuroscience June 6, 2018

Anxiety Could Be An Early Indicator Of Alzheimer's Disease -- Study

A new study has suggested that anxiety could be an early sign of Alzheimer's disease. Observing patients for risk factors could help in the early treatment of the disease.

Healthy Living/Wellness January 15, 2018

15 Million Americans May Have Alzheimer's By 2060, And There's More Bad News

By 2060, 15 million Americans will have Alzheimer's dementia or mild cognitive impairment, according to a new study. For now, there's no cure, but the study aims to find effective prevention measures to stop the progression of Alzheimer’s.

Neuroscience December 9, 2017

Loss Of Sense Of Smell Linked To Progression Of Alzheimer’s Disease

Testing a patient’s ability to identify objects using odor could help detect Alzheimer’s disease earlier. Researchers have found the link between the olfactory sense and Alzheimer’s progression.

Neuroscience August 19, 2017

Grapes Can Help Prevent Alzheimer’s Disease, Improve Attention And Memory, Says Study

Looking for another reason to eat more fruits? Researchers are saying that eating grapes every day can help protect against Alzheimer’s disease, improving attention and memory levels in individuals with early memory decline.

Healthy Living/Wellness February 7, 2017

Will This Alzheimer’s Drug Help Regrow Damaged Teeth and Put An End To Tooth Fillings?

Researchers from King's College London have found in a mice study that one could facilitate the natural repair of teeth using a sponge soaked in a potential Alzheimer's drug and possibly eliminate the need for tooth fillings.

Medicine January 9, 2017

Unique ‘Flashing Light Therapy’ Holds Promise As New Alzheimer’s Disease Treatment

MIT researchers have devised a unique flashing light therapy that holds a lot of potential as a treatment option for Alzheimer’s disease patients, utilizing a strip of LED lights to induce certain brain changes.

Healthy Living/Wellness December 8, 2016

Brain Scan Identifies Protein Tau As Better Marker Of Alzheimer's

Brain scans reveal that tau protein is a better marker for Alzheimer's disease. By developing an imaging agent, experts were able to detect these proteins in brain scans and provide more valuable information than amyloid plaques alone.

Healthy Living/Wellness May 12, 2016

Problems Finding Your Way Around May Be Early Sign Of Alzheimer's

Having problems in finding your way around could be an early sign of Alzheimer's disease, a new study found. The research focused on the biomarkers involved in the buildup of brain plaques in the caudate and hippocampus.

Neuroscience April 23, 2016

Alzheimer's Patients May Recover Lost Memories: MIT Study

People with early Alzheimer's disease may still recover lost memories, a new MIT study has found. Scientists said memories are not certainly lost, it is just a matter of accessing it once again.

Life March 17, 2016

Staying Mentally And Physically Active May Only Delay But Not Prevent Alzheimer's

Mental and physical activities may help delay Alzheimer's disease, not totally prevent it. Staying active through midlife does not change the underlying process of Alzheimer's so the disease is most probably bound to happen still.

Life February 26, 2016

Hope For Dementia Cure: Alzheimer’s Disease Treatment Could Be Available In A Decade

Dementia is currently an incurable disease that affects millions of people worldwide. Now, an academic in the United Kingdom said new treatments for dementia, and for Alzheimer's disease in particular, may possibly be available within a decade.

Life January 14, 2016

Jamaican Lottery Scammer Pushed 81-Year-Old Man With Alzheimer’s To Kill Himself

For many months, Daddy waited for the $2 million jackpot prize of the lottery he never joined. The money would support his family and pay his son’s mortgage.

Society October 10, 2015

Top Medical Officer Admits To Involvement In 'Alzheimergate' Scandal

Department of Health's Dame Sally Davies admitted to have spoken with The Lancet journal editor Richard Horton prior to the publication of an Alzheimer's study that could possibly be misreported and cause public alarm.

Life September 26, 2015

Blood Test Can Determine Biological Age Of Human Body

Especially for the elderly, a simple blood test can now foresee illnesses even before signs and symptoms occur, and even predict when a person will die, opening opportunities to better improve management of aging and anti-aging treatments.

Life September 9, 2015

Researchers Grow Almost-Complete Miniature Brain In Lab Settings

Scientists developed a brain organoid placed on a dish and grown inside the lab. The organoid has a maturity equivalent to that of a five-week-old fetus and shows great potential in advancing the study if neurology and brain disorders.

Life August 21, 2015

Latest Increase In Volunteer Numbers Boosting Dementia Research

More and more people are volunteering in dementia clinical researches in the UK. Through this, experts say that the journey toward finding a cure for the crippling neurodegenerative disease may be more enhanced.

Life August 14, 2015

Researchers Discover Gene That Helps Humans Process Information

Researchers have discovered a gene that helps humans process information, and might be a step in the right direction to curing diseases like Alzheimer's.

July 15, 2015

Study Shows Memories 'Lost' To Amnesia Can Be Recovered Using Light To Activate Brain Cells

Researchers working with mice have successfully recovered lost memories by stimulating brain neurons with light. Results suggest that people with retrograde amnesia might be helped to retrieve memories, they say.

Life May 28, 2015

International Space Station Experiment Could Hold Key To Unlocking What Causes Alzheimer's

Later this month, SpaceX will launch a cargo resupply mission to the International Space Station. One of the experiments making the trip could hold clues as to the cause behind Alzheimer's disease.

Internet Culture December 16, 2014

Newly Minted Biotech Firm to Tackle Parkinson's Disease, Alzheimer's and ALS

Yumanity, a new biotech firm setup by Tony Coles, will help find a cure for Parkinson's, Alzheimer's and ALS. About 50 million people around the world suffer from these diseases.

Start Ups December 16, 2014

Scientists successfully restore memory loss in Alzheimer's patients

Scientists from the Buck Institute and UCLA have successfully reversed memory loss in patients suffering from early Alzheimer's disease with a combination approach that combined diet, exercise, vitamins and brain stimulation.

Internet Culture October 1, 2014

No apolipoprotein, no Alzheimer’s? Man missing gene leads to new treatment idea

Scientists have found a new development in Alzheimer’s treatment. A patient without apoE, a gene that is known to become a risk factor for Alzheimer’s if mutated, has shown that the brain can function normally even without apoE.

Life August 12, 2014

Part of brain responsible for spatial attention stays young through old age

Researchers from the University of Adelaide have revealed that one part of the brain at least doesn’t seem to be affected by ageing, doesn’t become less functional as people grow old.

Life August 10, 2014

Depression revealed as risk factor for dementia

A new study reveals that older people with depression are more likely to develop Alzheimer's disease, and more likely to face rapid cognitive decline once diagnosed with Alzheimer's.

Healthy Living/Wellness July 31, 2014

Targacept reports failure of overactive bladder drug, set to kill program

Targacept is stopping the development of a medication for overactive bladders after the drug failed to show a major reduction in incontinence.

Life July 30, 2014

New protein in Alzheimer’s may help diagnose those with no symptoms

Recent scientific breakthroughs have been discovered which may speed diagnosis time of Alzheimer's.

Life July 17, 2014

New protein may play a part in Alzheimer's disease, claims new research

Researchers are studying a new protein, TDP-43, that may be damaging cells needed to avoid memory loss and keep cognitive aptitude normal. But learning about the protein will not be easy or quick, say scientists.

Life July 16, 2014

Prevent Alzheimer's, dementia by participating in moderate exercise and mental activities

A new study suggests that the development in later life of Alzheimer’s disease and dementia may be prevented. Mentally enhancing activities and moderate physical movements have been found to be beneficial.

Life July 15, 2014

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