Clinical trials for the drug aducanumab have now been halted as it has failed to rid patients of Alzheimer's disease. The heartbreaking news has left scientists looking for more ways to treat the condition.
Medicine March 26, 2019
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
The Food and Drug Administration recognized the urgent need for new medical treatments for many neurological disorders. The agency proposed to ease the guidelines for the approval of new drugs for Alzheimer's, epilepsy, migraine, and ALS.
Medicine February 19, 2018
Statins are effective at lowering cholesterol levels but researchers have also discovered that the drug also holds potential as treatment to lower risks of developing Alzheimer’s disease.
Medicine December 15, 2016
Mefenamic acid, which is used to relieve menstrual pain, has shown promise as treatment for Alzheimer's disease. Additional studies are still needed to determine the drug's effectiveness and side effects in patients with dementia.
Medicine August 12, 2016
A compound found in marijuana may help remove plaques from brain cells that signify Alzheimer's disease, new research suggests. The findings may someday lead to treatments for the debilitating brain disorder.
Medicine June 30, 2016
A new study has found that amyloid-beta plaques, which cause Alzheimer's disease, is triggered by an ensuing infection. Researchers theorized that the pathogen passes through the blood-brain barrier.
Neuroscience May 27, 2016
Men who lose their Y chromosome as they age are at a greater risk of developing Alzheimer's disease. Researchers believe that LOY testing, when done on the general population, can significantly reduce male mortality rates.
Neuroscience May 25, 2016
A protein therapy was found to reverse Alzheimer's symptoms in mice. Researchers hope they can apply their work to humans plagued with the debilitating condition.
Life April 20, 2016
A promising, new implantable capsule developed by scientists in Switzerland offers hope for the early prevention of Alzheimer's disease. The capsule releases antibodies that clears a certain protein build-up in the brain.
Life March 19, 2016
Early detection of Alzheimer's disease is vital to the treatment of patients. A new study revealed that PET scans may be an effective tool in detecting early signs of the neurodegenerative disease.
Life March 4, 2016
Researchers found that neurostatins may help prevent Alzheimer's disease if taken during the 30s. The key is the drug's action during the early stage of the disease, which acts as a preventive strategy.
Life February 13, 2016
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
Researchers found that blocking immune cells in the brain can stop the progression of Alzheimer's disease. Their findings add to the growing body of evidence that brain inflammation is a hallmark of the disease.
Life January 9, 2016
Researchers read for trials of a new drug to treat Alzheimer's. Drug known as T-817MA could not only slow but arrest the progress of the disease, they suggest.
Life February 11, 2015
Alzheimer's disease has been successfully reversed in a handful of patients for the first time, according to a researcher from the University of California.
Life October 2, 2014
Chemical compound found in pomegranates could slow progression of neurological diseases, researchers say. Compound known as punicalagin seen as potential Alzheimer's treatment.
Life August 22, 2014
Researchers find unexpected side effect of common antidepressant that could suggest Alzheimer's treatment. However, they say, research should proceed cautiously.
Life May 15, 2014
Gene variant associated with longevity may also help prevent age-related cognitive decline, study finds. Findings suggest possible help for Alzheimer's sufferers.
Healthy Living/Wellness May 11, 2014
Klotho gene variant called KL-VS may not only slow aging but it can also potentially make people smarter. The findings may be key to developing a drug that increases klotho levels or mimics the protein's function to aid people in improving their cognitive performance.
Life May 9, 2014