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Studying the outliers: Researchers discover a gene variant that provides a delaying mechanism for Alzheimer's disease

Medical research has yet to discover an Alzheimer's treatment that effectively slows the disease's progression, but neuroscientists may have uncovered a mechanism by which onset can be delayed by as much as 10 years.

Weird Science: Will Alzheimer's One Day Be Diagnosed via Smartphone?

A quick, inexpensive and super high-tech way to diagnose the most common cause of elderly dementia - Alzheimer’s disease - in its earliest stages is on the way. American researchers are working on a voice test that could one day allow for the early detection of the affliction via smartphone.

Amgen and Novartis partnering on a drug that could prevent Alzheimer's

Thousand Oaks biotech firm Amgen Inc. is partnering with Novartis, the Swiss pharmaceutical giant, to develop a drug that could prevent Alzheimer's disease.

Accuracy of dementia brain imaging must improve

MRI scans and other tools to detect and diagnose dementia are helpful but not definitive. A new report evaluates how well different types of brain imaging tests work to detect Alzheimer's and predict how the disease will progress.The...Show More Summary

Midlife obesity may spur risk for earlier Alzheimer's

One more reason to watch the waistline: New research says people's weight in middle age may influence not just whether they go on to develop Alzheimer's disease, but when.

Study of Rare, Terrible Brain Disease Yields Huge Find

It could be key to more common brain diseases like Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s.

Midlife Obesity May Speed Up Alzheimer's

10 hours agoNews : Huffington Post

One more reason to watch the waistline: New research says people's weight in middle age may influence not just whether they go on to develop Alzheimer's disease, but when. Obesity in midlife has long been suspected of increasing the risk of Alzheimer's. Show More Summary

Weight at Age 50 Connected to When a Person Gets Alzheimer’s

12 hours agoHealth : Healthland

Being overweight may bring symptoms of the disease on earlier

Alzheimer’s disease: Overlooked for 30 years, there is a new kid on the block

Alzheimer's disease is associated with the appearance of characteristic neurotoxic protein aggregates in various regions in the brain. Chemical analysis of these insoluble deposits reveals that they are made up of a family of short protein...Show More Summary

Alzheimer’s Disease Linked to Fat in the Brain

People with Alzheimer’s disease have fat deposits in the brain, which may help to explain the progression of the disease. Researchers affiliated with the University of Montreal Hospital Research Centre (CRCHUM) have discovered accumulations of fat droplets in the brain of patients who died from the disease and have identified the nature of the fat. This […]

Alzheimer's-Friendly Tableware Set

yesterdayHumor / odd : Neatorama

Sha Yao is an industrial designer in San Francisco. When her grandmother was diagnosed with Alzheimer's Disease, she noticed that the illness made it very difficult to feed herself. In response, Yao developed Eatwell, a tableware set designed with the limitations of Alzheimer's Disease in mind.

USC siphoning off much of Alzheimer's project funding from UC San Diego

In the latest twist in the ongoing dispute over a prestigious Alzheimer's disease research project, USC is siphoning off much of the project's funding from UC San Diego.

A Few Recent Papers on Alzheimer's Disease

4 days agoHealth / Aging : Fight Aging

Alzheimer's research is as much investigation of cellular metabolism and the biochemistry of the brain as it is research into the disease itself. Scientists strive to understand everything that might put the mechanisms of disease development into context. Show More Summary

Eatwell Product Design

Gotta love when designers aim to make someone's life easier through good, well thought design. Sha Yao, a designer from California has thoughtfully designed a dining set for her grandmother who suffers from Alzheimer’s disease. The results...Show More Summary

Medical News Today: Fat deposits in brain may hasten Alzheimer's disease

New research suggests that abnormal fat deposits found in the brains of people who died from Alzheimer's disease could trigger or accelerate the condition.

Degenerating Neurons Respond to Gene Therapy Treatment for Alzheimer's Disease

Degenerating neurons in patients with Alzheimer's disease (AD) measurably responded to an experimental gene therapy in which nerve growth factor (NGF) was injected into their brains, report researchers at University of California, San Diego School of Medicine in the current issue of JAMA Neurology.

Alzheimer's Disease Thought to Be Accelerated by an Abnormal Build-Up of Fat in the Brain

People with Alzheimer's disease have fat deposits in the brain. For the first time since the disease was described 109 years ago, researchers affiliated with the University of Montreal Hospital Research Centre (CRCHUM) have discovered accumulations of fat droplets in the brain of patients who died from the disease and have identified the nature of the fat.

Alzheimer’s disease thought to be accelerated by an abnormal build-up of fat in the brain

People with Alzheimer’s disease have fat deposits in the brain. For the first time since the disease was described 109 years ago, researchers have discovered accumulations of fat droplets in the brain of patients who died from the disease and have identified the nature of the fat.

Birds, Death, and the Afterlife

The first few months of 2010 were overshadowed by my mother’s increasingly worsening state of health. She was, at the time, suffering from one of the most horrific and destructive conditions around: Alzheimer’s Disease. Worse still, she had been diagnosed with it while she was only in...

Maybe Your or Your Loved One’s Memory Problems Aren’t Alzheimer’s AfterAll

With all the publicity and interest in Alzheimer’s these days, it wouldn’t be unusual for you to worry that you or your loved one is developing the disease. You may fear that the memory problems are clear signs of the disease. However, many articles have listed conditions that mimic Alzheimer’s. Show More Summary

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