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Alzheimer's: Blood Test Identifies Those At-risk for Cognitive Decline

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Photo: Blood test [10/03/2014] Researchers have discovered and validated a blood test that can predict with greater than 90 percent accuracy if a healthy person will develop mild cognitive impairment or Alzheimer's disease within three years.Alzheimer's: Blood Test Identifies Those At-risk for Cognitive Decline - Read more

Study: Gene Variation Associated With Brain Atrophy in Mild Cognitive Impairment

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Photo: Brain Scan [14/01/2014] The presence of a gene variant in people with mild cognitive impairment (MCI) is associated with accelerated rates of brain atrophy, according to a new study.Study: Gene Variation Associated With Brain Atrophy in Mild Cognitive Impairment - Read more

Study: At-home Test Can Spot Early Alzheimer's

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Photo: Test [13/01/2014] The Self-Administered Gerocognitive Examination (SAGE test), which takes less than 15 minutes to complete, is a reliable tool for evaluating cognitive abilities, say researchers at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center. Study: At-home Test Can Spot Early Alzheimer's - Read more

Unexpected Discovery: Alzheimer Substance May be the Nanomaterial of Tomorrow

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Photo: Hand with phial [17/12/2013] Amyloid protein causes diseases like Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease. But amyloid also carries unique characteristics that may lead to the development of new composite materials for the nano processors and data storage of tomorrow, and even make objects invisible.Unexpected Discovery: Alzheimer Substance May be the Nanomaterial of Tomorrow - Read more

Brain: 11 New Alzheimer's Genes Discovered

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Photo: DNA [28/10/2013] University of Miami Miller School of Medicine researchers played a key role in the largest international Alzheimer's disease genetics collaboration to date, which identified 11 new regions of the genome that contribute to late-onset Alzheimer's disease.Brain: 11 New Alzheimer's Genes Discovered - Read more

Study: Preventive Effect of Plant Sterols in Alzheimer’s Disease

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Foto: Fruit Basket [25/10/2013] It’s no secret that many of the phytochemicals in fruit and vegetables have a positive effect on our health. For instance, plant sterols (also known as phytosterols) help to lower cholesterol levels. According to a new study by researchers at Saarland University, they also appear to prevent the onset of Alzheimer’s disease. Study: Preventive Effect of Plant Sterols in Alzheimer’s Disease - Read more

Brain: Researchers Gain New Insights

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Foto: Microscopic view of the entorhinal cortex [24/09/2013] The entorhinal cortex is a link between the brain's memory centre, the hippocampus, and the other areas of the brain. It is, however, more than an interface that only transfers nervous impulses. Brain: Researchers Gain New Insights - Read more

World Alzheimer's Day - 09/21/2013

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Photo: Dementia [16/09/2013] An advancing loss of cognitive abilities, of control about language and motor function and of the ability to master everyday life without help – 35 million people worldwide experience this as they suffer from a dementia illness. The most common form of dementia is Alzheimer’s disease that has been described for the first time in 1906 by the German neurologist Alois Alzheimer.World Alzheimer's Day - 09/21/2013 - Read more

Alzheimer's: Detecting Early Brain Network Decay

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Photo: Spinal cord [22/08/2013] In patients with early Alzheimer's disease, disruptions in brain networks emerge about the same time as chemical markers of the disease appear in the spinal fluid, researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have shown.Alzheimer's: Detecting Early Brain Network Decay - Read more

ALS Trial: Novel Therapy is Safe

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Photo: Protein [25/04/2013] An investigational treatment for an inherited form of Lou Gehrig’s disease has passed an early phase clinical trial for safety, researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and Massachusetts General Hospital report.ALS Trial: Novel Therapy is Safe - Read more