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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

Cell Division: How Alzheimer's Could Occur

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Photo: Spherical structures in cells [12/04/2013] A new hypothesis has been developed by researchers from the Ruhr-Universität Bochum (RUB) on how Alzheimer's disease could occur. They analyzed the interaction of the proteins FE65 and BLM that regulate cell division.Cell Division: How Alzheimer's Could Occur - Read more

Brain-imaging Tool: Identifing Cognitive Decline Early

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Photo: Brain [04/04/2013] Researchers of the University of California – Los Angeles (UCLA) have used a brain-imaging tool and stroke risk assessment to identify signs of cognitive decline early on in individuals who do not yet show symptoms of dementia.Brain-imaging Tool: Identifing Cognitive Decline Early - Read more

Immune Response: New Approach to Treat Alzheimer’s?

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Photo: Head and nerve cell [20/12/2012] Researchers in Bonn, Germany, have identified a protein as a potential target for the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease. The molecular complex is part of the immune system and a driving force for inflammatory responses of the brain.Immune Response: New Approach to Treat Alzheimer’s? - Read more

Neurophysiology: “The body’s memory has an impact on neurological memory”

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[03/12/2012] Our behavior is reflected in our body. Poor nutrition or addictions affect body functions and leave their mark on the body’s memory. The neurological memory also works similarly: the nervous system stores the traces of the signaling pathways in cells and recalls them as required.Neurophysiology: “The body’s memory has an impact on neurological memory” - Read more

Anti-Aiging: Nanoparticles Against Aging

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[05/10/2012] A team of Spanish scientists of the Asociación RUVID has developed an intelligent nanodevice that lays the foundations for the future development of new therapies against aging. The device consists of nanoparticles that can selectively release drugs in aged human cells. Anti-Aiging: Nanoparticles Against Aging - Read more

Neurology: New Enzyme to Fight Alzheimer's Disease

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[19/09/2012] An enzyme that could represent a powerful new tool for combating Alzheimer's disease has been discovered by researchers at Mayo Clinic in Florida. The enzyme — known as BACE2 — destroys beta-amyloid, a toxic protein fragment that litters the brains of patients who have the disease.Neurology: New Enzyme to Fight Alzheimer's Disease - Read more

World Alzheimer’s Day

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[19/09/2012] Dementia diseases affect more and more people - there are currently about 35 million patients worldwide. By 2050 the number will rise to an estimated 115 million. In order to raise attention for the situation of Alzheimer's patients, every year on 21 September, the World Alzheimer's Day takes place.World Alzheimer’s Day - Read more

Diabetes Drug: Could Help Fight Alzheimer's Disease?

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[17/09/2012] A drug designed for diabetes sufferers could have the potential to treat neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s, a study by scientists at the University of Ulster has revealed. Type II diabetes is a known risk factor for Alzheimer’s and it is thought that impaired insulin signalling in the brain could damage nerve cells and contribute to the disease.Diabetes Drug: Could Help Fight Alzheimer's Disease? - Read more

Alzheimer's Patients: Delirium and Long-term Cognitive Decline

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[21/08/2012] Patients with Alzheimer's disease who suffered episodes of delirium while hospitalized had a sharply increased rate of mental decline for up to five years after being hospitalized compared to those who did not have any such episodes, according to a study by researchers at the Institute for Aging Research at Hebrew SeniorLife.Alzheimer's Patients: Delirium and Long-term Cognitive Decline - Read more