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Study: Alzheimer's Disease Rises During Day and Falls with Sleep

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[27/09/2011] A marker for Alzheimer's disease rises and falls in the spinal fluid in a daily pattern that echoes the sleep cycle, researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in Saint Louis have found. The pattern is strongest in healthy young people and reinforces a link between increased Alzheimer's risk and inadequate sleep that had been discovered in animal models.Study: Alzheimer's Disease Rises During Day and Falls with Sleep - Read more

World Alzheimer's Day 2011: "Faces of Dementia"

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[21/09/2011] The theme for World Alzheimer's Day 2011 is 'Faces of dementia'. In much different materials and activities Alzheimer's Disease International (ADI) and Alzheimer associations across the world will focus on the many issues surrounding the 'Faces of dementia'.World Alzheimer's Day 2011: "Faces of Dementia" - Read more

Research: New Way to Target Shape-shifting Proteins

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[01/09/2011] A molecule which can stop the formation of long protein strands, known as amyloid fibrils, that cause joint pain in kidney dialysis patients has been identified by researchers at the University of Leeds. Research: New Way to Target Shape-shifting Proteins - Read more

Treatment: Vitamin C Dissolves Toxic Protein Aggregates in Alzheimer's Disease

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[19/08/2011] Researchers at Lund University have discovered a new function for vitamin C. Treatment with vitamin C can dissolve the toxic protein aggregates that build up in the brain in Alzheimer's disease. Treatment: Vitamin C Dissolves Toxic Protein Aggregates in Alzheimer's Disease - Read more

Dementia: An underestimated problem

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[01/08/2011] Dementia is a disorder caused by malfunctions in brain performance, from which in Germany alone approximately 1.2 million people are suffering from. Since dementia mostly appears in the third phase in one’s life and the number of affected people is increasing constantly, all industrial nations are facing entirely new challenges.Dementia: An underestimated problem - Read more

Research: Over Half of Alzheimer's Cases May Be Preventable

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[21/07/2011] Over half of all Alzheimer's disease cases could potentially be prevented through lifestyle changes and treatment or prevention of chronic medical conditions, according to a study led by Doctor Deborah Barnes, a mental health researcher at the San Francisco VA Medical Center.Research: Over Half of Alzheimer's Cases May Be Preventable - Read more

Mind in distress: Mental afflictions are the new civilization disease

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[01/07/2011] The illness of depression affects about 121 million people worldwide and is among the most common causes of impending work incapacity. According to a WHO forecast, the number of affected people in the industrial nations will actually continue to rise – in the same way four other mental diseases will increase: alcohol addiction, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia and dementia. Mind in distress: Mental afflictions are the new civilization disease - Read more

Research Project: Several Methods for Early Diagnosis of Alzheimer's Disease Developed

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[16/06/2011] PredictAD is an EU-funded research project that develops objective and efficient methods for enabling earlier diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease. Diagnosis requires a holistic view of the patient combining information from several sources, such as, clinical tests, imaging and blood samples.Research Project: Several Methods for Early Diagnosis of Alzheimer's Disease Developed - Read more

Alzheimer: Stress May Increase Risk

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[27/05/2011] Stress promotes neuropathological changes that are also seen in Alzheimer’s disease. Scientists from the Max Planck Institute of Psychiatry in Munich have discovered that the increased release of stress hormones in rats leads to generation of abnormally phosphorylated tau protein in the brain and ultimately, memory loss.Alzheimer: Stress May Increase Risk - Read more

Circadian Rhythm: Clocks in the Human Brain

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[28/04/2011] Until now, the genes contributing to this timing, known as clock genes, have only been found to be active in areas outside the brain, such as the skin and blood cells. Recent findings are the first to show that these genes function in multiple areas of the human brain as well, as was shown previously in animals. Circadian Rhythm: Clocks in the Human Brain - Read more