Julie Berardinis

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New Alzheimer’s discovery could hold key to preventative treatments for high-risk patients

For years, people with a family history of Alzheimer’s disease have shied away from genetic testing, which could reveal that they carry the ApoE4 protein – a genetic risk factor associated with a 10-fold higher chance of developing the incurable neurodegenerative condition.<p>However, new research has …

Does the ADAM10 Gene Cause Alzheimer's?

With this new data, we have two more important pieces filling out the large puzzle of how Alzheimer's disease develops in the human brain.<p>~ Tim …

Imagine a Pill That Could Delay the Onset of Dementia

A protein that is increased by endurance exercise has been isolated and given to non-exercising mice, in which it turned on genes that promote brain …

Genetic Mutation Linked to Alzheimer’s Doubles Rate of Brain Tissue Loss

People who carry a genetic mutation associated with Alzheimer’s disease may develop the disease three years earlier than expected.<p>+Alzheimer's …

Scientists Identify 11 New Genetic Areas that Contribute to Alzheimer's Disease

The International Genomics of Alzheimer's Project Global Consortium Aims to Discover and Map all the Alzheimer's Genes and understand the role …

I fear my five-year-old has inherited my depression

<b>Since I was 14, I have had mental-health issues – from anorexia to depression and bulimia. I'm now 35. Having pursued various routes treatment-wise, I now feel relatively well-equipped to deal with my own problems, but what has started to concern me is my son, who is five.</b><p><b>Without wishing to sound</b> …

Why Depression May Speed Up The Aging Process

Depression can take its toll on a variety of physical and mental processes, and a new study offers some more substantial clues about why this may be. The research, out in <i>Molecular Psychiatry</i> today, reports that major depression, whether in the past or present, may actually speed up the aging …

Cells Show Signs of Faster Aging After Depression

<b>By Brenda Goodman</b><i><br>HealthDay Reporter</i><p>TUESDAY, Nov. 12 (HealthDay News) -- The cells of people who have had depression may age more quickly, a new study …

Depression Linked With Shorter Telomeres, A Sign Of Cell Aging

By Bahar Gholipour, Staff Writer<p>Published: 11/12/2013 08:18 AM EST on LiveScience<p>People suffering from depression may be aging faster than other people, according to a new study from the Netherlands.<p>In the study of about 1,900 people who had major depressive disorders at some point during their …

Depression may accelerate the aging process of our cells, study finds

Depression harms more than just the mind: research has linked the ailment with a host of physical conditions, including type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and cancer. Now, fascinating new research suggests that depression might also accelerate the aging process at a cellular level.<p>In a study published …