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Alzheimer’s disease: why insulin is a new suspect

Johnson and Johnson recently announced that it was halting a clinical trial for a new Alzheimer’s drug after safety issues emerged. This latest …

Dementia

New molecule may stop Alzheimer's from spreading

A compound called cambinol shows great promise as a future Alzheimer's drug. The molecule has halted the spread of the toxic brain protein tau in …

What if we have got it wrong on Alzheimer's?

Leading researchers say these repeat failures are a required part of the scientific method.<p>But a small group claim those researchers are refusing to …

Dementia

Plants That Fight Against Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s

<b>The fight against the debilitating effects of Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases may have just gotten a new weapon from both a land-based and</b> …

Alzheimer's Plaques Erased in Mice—What's Next?

The remarkable results suggest a route for future medications, but a great deal of work remains.<p>Now more than ever, Alzheimer's disease poses an enormous burden. The neurodegenerative disease afflicts more than five million Americans, robbing them of their memories and placing strain and heartache …

Dementia

It's not just in the genes: the foods that can help and harm your brain

Our diet has a huge effect on our brain and our mental wellbeing, even protecting against dementia. So, what should be on the menu?<p>As a society, we are used to the idea that we feed our bodies, and that our diet shapes our waistlines. But many of us forget that the same diet also feeds our brains, …

The Brain

Possible Alzheimer's drug also slows aging

A potential Alzheimer’s drug works by reducing the rate of aging at the molecular level, according to a new study led by Salk Institute …

Dementia

Canola oil linked to Alzheimer's complications in new study

Canola is generally considered a healthy oil thanks to its ability to reduce LDL cholesterol in the blood and lower the risk of heart disease. A new …

Dementia

Dementia: Unprecedented detail of brain damage revealed

Using extremely powerful cutting-edge technology, a new study shows in great detail how dementia with Lewy bodies affects synapses, the important …

Do I have Alzheimer's or don't I?

Twenty years ago, at age 39, I began having memory and cognitive problems. My primary-care doctor and my neurologists said I was stressed and depressed. I also was diagnosed with mild cognitive impairment, or MCI. Ten years later, I received another diagnosis. Well, really two. One doctor said I …

Dementia

Brain's Link To Immune System Might Help Explain Alzheimer's

Fresh evidence that the body's immune system interacts directly with the brain could lead to a new understanding of diseases from multiple sclerosis to Alzheimer's.<p>A study of human and monkey brains found lymphatic vessels — a key part of the body's immune system — in a membrane that surrounds the …

Immune System

New information about Alzheimer's disease provides hope for a cure

Amyloid or Tau<p>Since 1993, we’ve known that ApoE4, a variant of the apolipoprotein E (ApoE) gene, increases the risk of Alzheimer’s disease by up to …

AI detects brain changes related to Alzheimer's 10 years before symptoms appear

Researchers around the world are looking for ways to detect Alzheimer’s, a progressive mental deterioration that can happen at middle or old age, as …

Alzheimer's Disease

'Peter has dementia': Three words that changed my life

In 2015, researchers there discovered that using ultrasound reversed symptoms of Alzheimer’s in animal models. This year they have built upon that …

Dementia

Jewish New Year fruit may hold seeds of hope for brain disease sufferers

As Jewish families across the world reach for the pomegranate that they customarily eat on Rosh Hashanah, they may not realize that the fruit, with …

Ski instructor struck down by dementia at 31 in one of youngest ever cases

A ski instructor was diagnosed with dementia at 31, just months after her wedding, in one of the youngest cases doctors have ever seen.<p>Becky Barletta has now requires 24-hour care and has been given just years to live after being diagnosed with frontotemporal dementia last year.<p>Ms Barletta, now 32, …

Alzheimer's disease: Scientists close in on how it starts and how to stop it

Scientists identified a sequence of events involving immune cells and proteins that become abnormal in Alzheimer's disease. They suggest that this …

Feeling anxious? Your gut bacteria might be to blame

All of us experience anxiety at one point or another; whether down to a job interview or a first date, that nervous feeling in the gut often takes …

Medical Research

Alzheimer's Memory Loss May Be Reversible, MIT Study Says

Alzheimer’s Memory Loss May Be Reversible, MIT Study Says<p>The promising research comes from MIT's Li-Huei Tsai.<p>By ·<p>Li-Huei Tsai/Photo by Bryce Vickmark<p>…

Dementia

Life-extending protein could treat Alzheimer's and Parkinson's

New research has shown that a naturally occurring protein can improve cognition in mice with Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease-like …

Medicine

Is Mouth Bacteria Causing Dementia?

Broxmeyer, L. (2017). Are the Infectious Roots of Alzheimers Buried Deep in the Past?. Journal of MPE Molecular Pathological Epidemiology.<p>Donaldson, …

Shocking study finds many Alzheimer's patients might not actually have the disease

A major study of thousands of Alzheimer's patients has discovered that many people diagnosed with the disease might not actually have it, <i>The</i> …

Neurotrope's mid-stage data on Alzheimer's candidate underwhelms investors; shares down 17%

Thinly traded nano cap Neurotrope (NTRP -17.2%) slumps on almost triple normal volume, albeit on only 202K shares, in response to its announcement of …

Olive oil prevents Alzheimer’s, study shows

The hero of the Mediterranean diet, which has long been known to prevent heart disease, also protects against dementia, researchers find.<p>Move over, …

Steering an enzyme's 'scissors' shows potential for stopping Alzheimer's disease

How one amino acid can spell difference between a healthy aging brain and early onset Alzheimer's disease<p>The old real estate adage about "location, …

Alzheimer's Disease

Blood test IDs key Alzheimer's marker

Study findings are significant step in predicting disease risk<p>Decades before people with Alzheimer's disease develop memory loss and confusion, their …

Brains With Alzheimer's Have More Bacteria Than Healthy Ones, Says New Study

Evidence is mounting.<p>New research shows bacteria that break through the brain's defences and infected neurons could play a role in the onset of …

Dementia

The disease is now the leading cause of death among the oldest people. Given focus and funding, however, Alzheimer’s will yield to science and reason<p>• Joseph Jebelli is a neuroscientist and author<p>The terror of Alzheimer’s is that it acts by degrees, and can therefore bewilder family members as much …

A Common Epilepsy Drug Can Fix Abnormal Brain Activity in Alzheimer's Disease

Yes!<p>For the first time, researchers have shown that a common epilepsy drug can normalise disrupted brain activity in patients with Alzheimer's …

Dementia