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January 16, 2019

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January 16, 2019

Better Mouse Model Built to Enable Precision-Medicine Research for Alzheimer's

Dec. 27, 2018 — Incorporating genetic diversity into a mouse model of Alzheimer's disease resulted in greater overlap with the genetic, molecular and clinical features of this pervasive human disease, according ... read more

One Type of Brain Cell May Invite Alzheimer's

Dec. 17, 2018 — Researchers found that excitatory neurons -- those that are more likely to trigger an action (as opposed to inhibitory neurons, which are less likely to prompt neural activity) -- are more vulnerable ... read more

Path to Vaccine or Drug for Late-Onset Alzheimer's

Dec. 17, 2018 — Researchers have succeeded in neutralizing what they believe is a primary factor in late-onset Alzheimer's disease, opening the door to development of a drug that could be administered before ... read more

In Older People, Type 2 Diabetes Is Associated With a Decline in Brain Function Over 5 Years, Study Shows

Dec. 13, 2018 — New research shows that in older people living in the community, type 2 diabetes is associated with a decline in verbal memory and fluency over five ... read more

Scientists Pave the Way for Saliva Test for Alzheimer's Disease

Dec. 12, 2018 — Scientists have identified three biomarkers for detecting mild cognitive impairment and Alzheimer's disease in saliva samples. The research has promising results for application in a clinical ... read more

Dec. 11, 2018 — Scientists who recently identified the molecular start of Alzheimer's disease have used that finding to determine that it should be possible to forecast which type of dementia will develop over ... read more

Memory Tests Predict Brain Atrophy and Alzheimer's Disease

Dec. 10, 2018 — Use of two episodic memory tests help in predicting brain atrophy and Alzheimer's disease, as indicated by a study. Researchers suggest that comprehensive use of memory tests could improve the ... read more

Dec. 10, 2018 — Researchers have identified in live human brains new radioactive 'tracer' molecules that bind to and 'light up' tau tangles, a protein associated with a number of ... read more

New Generation of Therapeutics Based on Understanding of Aging Biology Show Promise for Alzheimer's Disease

Dec. 7, 2018 — A scientific strategy that explores therapeutic targets based on the biology of aging is gaining ground as an effective approach to prevent and treat Alzheimer's ... read more

Drawing Is Better Than Writing for Memory Retention

Dec. 6, 2018 — Researchers from the University of Waterloo found that even if people weren't good at it, drawing, as a method to help retain new information, was better than re-writing notes, visualization ... read more

Neuroscientists Pinpoint Genes Tied to Dementia

Dec. 3, 2018 — A research team has identified genetic processes involved in the neurodegeneration that occurs in dementia -- an important step on the path toward developing therapies that could slow or halt the ... read more

Few Laws to Address Growing Issue of Elderly Gun Owners With Dementia

Nov. 26, 2018 — Researchers report that 27 percent of people 65 and older own one or more firearms, and 37 percent live in a home with a firearm present. One study of patients with dementia or related mental health ... read more

Never-Before-Seen DNA Recombination in the Brain Linked to Alzheimer's Disease

Nov. 23, 2018 — Scientists have identified gene recombination in neurons that produces thousands of new gene variants within Alzheimer's disease brains. The study reveals for the first time how the ... read more

MRI Scans Shows Promise in Predicting Dementia

Nov. 20, 2018 — Doctors may one day be able to gauge a patient's risk of dementia with an MRI scan, according to a new study. Using a new technique for analyzing MRI data, researchers were able to predict who ... read more

Slowed Brainwaves Linked to Early Signs of Brain Cells Going Haywire Due to Dementia

Nov. 21, 2018 — To turn back the clock on Alzheimer's disease, many researchers are seeking ways to effectively diagnose the neurodegenerative disorder earlier. One potential way to do this is by tracking a ... read more

Nov. 6, 2018 — Artificial intelligence (AI) technology improves the ability of brain imaging to predict Alzheimer's disease, according to a new ... read more

Drinking Coffee May Reduce Your Chances of Developing Alzheimer's, Parkinson's

Nov. 5, 2018 — A new study suggests drinking coffee may protect you against developing both Alzheimer's and Parkinson's ... read more

Exercise May Lessen Fall Risk for Older Adults With Alzheimer's

Oct. 29, 2018 — A research team decided to explore whether exercise could reduce the risk of falling among community-dwelling people with Alzheimer's Disease who also had neuropsychiatric ... read more

Link Between What We See and How We Remember 'Breaks' as We Get Older

Oct. 26, 2018 — Forgetfulness and age-related memory lapses are a common complaint among older adults, but what is still not understood is what causes these changes. Recent research brings us a step closer to ... read more

Pre-Eclampsia Linked to an Increased Risk of Dementia Later in Life

Oct. 17, 2018 — Pre-eclampsia is associated with an increased risk of later dementia, particularly vascular dementia, caused by reduced blood supply to the brain due to diseased blood vessels, finds a large ... read more

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