Tag: Alzheimer’s disease

Scientists discover the ‘missing link’ that triggers Alzheimer’s – and hope findings could lead to drugs that restore memory | Mail Online

| September 5, 2013 | 0 Comments
Scientists discover the ‘missing link’ that triggers Alzheimer’s – and hope findings could lead to drugs that restore memory | Mail Online

By Ellie Zolfagharifard Researchers have discovered a protein that they claim is the missing link to the development of Alzheimer’s disease. They found that blocking this protein with an existing drug can restore memory in mice with ain damage that mimics the disease. The findings could offer hope of developing drugs to slow the degenerative […]

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Alzheimer’s: New test could detect disease TEN YEARS before symptoms develop

| August 17, 2013 | 0 Comments
Alzheimer’s: New test could detect disease TEN YEARS before symptoms develop

By Jenny Hope Medical Correspondent Scientists hope a new test could detect Alzheimer’s disease at least a decade before symptoms appear – paving the way for early treatment The discovery of a fall in levels of a certain type of genetic material could signal an increased risk of developing Alzheimer’s. The biological marker is found […]

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How feasting on steak and spinach can cut the chances of Alzheimer’s

| August 1, 2013 | 0 Comments
How feasting on steak and spinach can cut the chances of Alzheimer’s

By Jenny Hope Iron-rich foods such as steak, spinach, liver and nuts could cut the risk of dementia in later life, say researchers. A study has found that people with anaemia – where levels of red blood cells are lower than normal – were more likely to develop conditions such as Alzheimer’s. The most common […]

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Could gum disease and poor dental health be an early sign of Alzheimer’s disease?

| July 30, 2013 | 0 Comments
Could gum disease and poor dental health be an early sign of Alzheimer’s disease?

By Ellie Zolfagharifard and Jenny Hope Bad teeth and gum disease could be linked to Alzheimer’s, say scientists. The bacteria caused by poor oral hygiene can kill off nerve cells once they reach the ain, causing the confusion and memory loss associated with dementia. Researchers who examined the ains of ten dead Alzheimer’s patients found […]

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Mistaken Identity—Prion Disease or Alzheimer’s on Fast Forward?

| July 22, 2013 | 0 Comments
Mistaken Identity—Prion Disease or Alzheimer’s on Fast Forward?

Though considered a strange beast in the grand scheme of brain disorders, could rapidly progressing dementia be more common than scientists think? Because Alzheimer’s is a famously slow disease, people whose cognition deteriorates steeply are often referred to prion centers. Surprisingly, researchers are finding that many of them do not have Creutzfeldt-Jakob (CJD) or another […]

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Tests for Early Signs of Alzheimer’s

| July 20, 2013 | 0 Comments
Tests for Early Signs of Alzheimer’s

  The studies, presented at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference in Paris, are part of a widespread search for ways to detect Alzheimer’s before memory problems begin, when drugs and treatments have a better chance of making a difference. “I don’t think we can wait until people develop Alzheimer’s disease or mild Alzheimer’s. I think […]

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New research seeks to delineate just how Alzheimer’s disease unfolds in the human brain.

| July 19, 2013 | 0 Comments
New research seeks to delineate just how Alzheimer’s disease unfolds in the human brain.

By Barbara Bronson GrayHealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, July 16 (HealthDay News) — New research seeks to delineate just how Alzheimer’s disease unfolds in the human ain. Biological changes may happen earlier than scientists had previously thought, according to a new disease model. This suggests that early signs of risk could potentially become treatment targets long before […]

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Forget about Alzheimer’s at our peril – Australia leads in neuro research.

| June 29, 2013 | 0 Comments
Forget about Alzheimer’s at our peril – Australia leads in neuro research.

Hazel Hawke was known for her sharp mind. So it came as a shock in 2003 when she announced on prime-time television that she had Alzheimer’s disease, or the ”big A” as she liked to called it. Alzheimer’s Australia chief executive Glenn Rees saysthe personal disclosure from the former wife of a former prime minister […]

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Researchers define nine molecular hallmarks of aging, debunk myths related to antioxidants

| June 25, 2013 | 0 Comments
Researchers define nine molecular hallmarks of aging, debunk myths related to antioxidants

  For some species, living twice as long in good health depends on no more than a few genes. When this fact was revealed by studies on worms three decades ago, it ushered in a golden age of ageing studies that has delivered numerous results, but also sown some confusion. The prestigious journal Cell is […]

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