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Cleveland Clinic researchers discover neuroprotective role of immune cell

July 22, 2014, Cleveland: A type of immune cell widely believed to exacerbate chronic adult brain diseases, such as Alzheimer's disease and multiple sclerosis (MS), can actually protect the brain from traumatic brain injury (TBI) and...Show More Summary

Study links enzyme to Alzheimer's disease

Unclogging the body's protein disposal system may improve memory in patients with Alzheimer's disease (AD), according to a study from scientists at Kyungpook National University in Korea published in The Journal of Experimental Medicine. read more

Study Links Enzyme to Alzheimer's Disease

Unclogging the body's protein disposal system may improve memory in patients with Alzheimer's disease, according to researchers in Korea.

Newly identified genetic variants could delay Alzheimer's onset by four years

Over the past few years scientists and researchers have made some inroads in the fight against Alzheimer’s disease, but as yet no definitive cure has been found. In the latest promising development, a team of Canadian researchers has...Show More Summary

Cedars-Sinai Medical Tipsheet for July 2014

A siimple eye test that may help detect Alzheimer's disease early on, 3-D computer modeling for Deep Brain Stimulation Therapy for dystonia, an experimental biological pacemaker and more are story ideas included in the July tipsheet from Cedars-Sinai.

Dealing with Difficult Behavior Caused by Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia

I often get asked questions about how I dealt with my mother when she engaged in difficult to manage behaviors. By +Bob DeMarco +Alzheimer's Reading RoomI read these six coping strategies for dementia-related behavior problems some time ago.Dr. Show More Summary

New cellular garbage control pathway with relevance for human neurodegenerative diseases

Several human neurodegenerative diseases, including Alzheimer's, Parkinson's and Huntington's disease, are linked to an accumulation of abnormal and aggregated proteins in cells. Cellular 'garbage' can be removed from cells by sweeping them to a cellular recycling station known as the lysosome. Show More Summary

NYU Langone Investigators to Present New Research at 2014 Alzheimer's Association International Conference in Copenhagen, Denmark

Researchers from the NYU Langone Medical Center, NYU School of Medicine, the Nathan S. Kline Research Institute and the NYU Alzheimer's Disease Center (ADC) will present new findings at the 2014 Alzheimer's Association International Conference in Copenhagen, Denmark, July 12 - 17, 2014.

Could One in Three Cases of Alzheimer's be Prevented?

The researchers estimate that by reducing the relative risk from seven known risk factors associated with Alzheimer's disease by 10% -- it will be possible to reduce the prevalence of Alzheimer’s in 2050 by 8.5%. Alzheimer's ReadingShow More Summary

Playing Games Increases Brain Size

Could playing games -- both traditional and video games -- help protect against Alzheimer's disease? Dr Jeremy Dean is a psychologist and author of PsyBlog. His latest book is "Making Habits, Breaking Habits: How to Make Changes That...Show More Summary

Developing a Cell Therapy for Alzheimer's Disease

5 days agoHealth / Aging : Fight Aging

Delivering new neurons to replace those lost in Alzheimer's disease isn't an ideal approach in isolation: it is a patch therapy, something that doesn't attempt to address the root causes of the condition in any way, and thus can have only limited short-term benefits while those causes are still churning away. Show More Summary

Alzheimer Disease: Cogniciti - Another Free-Access Online Dementia Screening Instrument

This instrument was developed by neuropsychologists and others at Baycrest in Toronto. Its website is located at: I am looking forward to examining it. It looks like it was released last month. It has been getting some Canadian press this week.

Frontotemporal Dementia: Does your loved one really have this instead of Alzheimer’s?

Frontotemporal dementia (FTD) is a cluster of progressive diseases that affect the regions of the brain that control personality, behavior, language, and decision-making. By Carole B. LarkinAlzheimer's Reading RoomAre you sure its Alzheimer's?...Show More Summary

Roche Reports Mixed Results in Trial of an Alzheimer’s Drug

6 days agoHealth : NYT: Health

While the drug, crenezumab, did not slow progression of the disease over all, at the highest doses it seemed to delay a decline in mental ability in patients with mild Alzheimer’s.

Drug's effect on Alzheimer's may depend on severity of disease

A cancer drug that has shown promise against Alzheimer's disease in mice and has begun early clinical trials has yielded perplexing results in a novel mouse model of AD that mimics the genetics and pathology of the human disease more...Show More Summary

New brain protein tied to Alzheimer's disease

Scientists have linked a new protein to Alzheimer's disease, different from the amyloid and tau that make up the sticky brain plaques and tangles long known to be its hallmarks.

Alzheimer’s findings seen as a possible new window to understanding the disease

6 days agoHealth : The Checkup

Scientists at the Mayo Clinic have discovered a possible new link between an abnormal protein in the brain and the onset of Alzheimer’s disease, a breakthrough that could open new avenues to understanding the disease and finding effective treatments. Read full article >>

Taking B vitamins won't prevent Alzheimer's disease, researchers conclude

Taking B vitamins doesn't slow mental decline as we age, nor is it likely to prevent Alzheimer's disease, conclude researchers who have assembled all the best clinical trial data involving 22,000 people to offer a final answer on this debate. Show More Summary

New hope for treatment of Alzheimer's disease: Role of genetic variant may delay onset

A relatively frequent genetic variant actually conveys significant protection against the common form of Alzheimer's disease and can delay the onset of the disease by as much as 4 years, new research has shown.

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