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MRI: Researchers May Predict Which Adults Will Develop Alzheimer's

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[06/04/2011] Using MRI, researchers may be able to predict which adults with mild cognitive impairment are more likely to progress to Alzheimer's disease, according to the results of a study.MRI: Researchers May Predict Which Adults Will Develop Alzheimer's - Read more

Alzheimer's Disease: Evidence Decades Before First Signs of Cognitive Impairment

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[29/03/2011] Researchers have found that patients with Alzheimer's disease have lower glucose utilization in the brain than those with normal cognitive function, and that those decreased levels may be detectable approximately 20 years prior to the first symptoms of Alzheimer's disease. Alzheimer's Disease: Evidence Decades Before First Signs of Cognitive Impairment - Read more

Blood Samples: Detecting Alzheimer’s Disease

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[12/01/2011] Scientists have developed a novel technology that is able to detect the presence of immune molecules specific to Alzheimer’s disease in patients’ blood samples. While still preliminary, the findings offer clear proof that this breakthrough technology could be used in the development of biomarkers for a range of human diseases. Blood Samples: Detecting Alzheimer’s Disease - Read more

Learning: A Molecular Switch for Memory and Addiction

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[29/11/2010] Scientists from Germany, UK and Italy identify a molecular switch that leads to a sustained increase of calcium in nerve cells and plays a crucial role in the formation of memory and addictive behaviours.Learning: A Molecular Switch for Memory and Addiction - Read more

Medication: Diabetes Drug Could Work Against Alzheimer's

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[26/11/2010] Metformin, a drug used in type 2-diabetes might have the potential to also act against Alzheimer's disease. This has been shown in a study from scientists of the German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases (DZNE), the University of Dundee and the Max-Planck-Institute for Molecular Genetics. Medication: Diabetes Drug Could Work Against Alzheimer's - Read more

The Importance of Exercise: Special Risk for Alzheimer Patients

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[22/11/2010] Physical activity promotes changes in the brain that may protect high-risk individuals against cognitive decline, including development of Alzheimer's disease, according to a new study done at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM).The Importance of Exercise: Special Risk for Alzheimer Patients - Read more

New Study: Peripheral Induction of Alzheimer-Like Brain Pathology in Mice

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[25/10/2010] Pathological protein deposits linked to Alzheimer's disease and cerebral amyloid angiopathy can be triggered by peripheral administration of pathogenic misfolded protein fragments outside the brain. This shows a new study done by researchers at the Hertie Institute of Clinical Brain Research and the German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases (DZNE).New Study: Peripheral Induction of Alzheimer-Like Brain Pathology in Mice - Read more

Key to Blood-Brain Barrier: Open Way for Treating Alzheimer’s and Stroke

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[15/10/2010] While the blood-brain barrier (BBB) protects the brain from harmful chemicals occurring naturally in the blood, it also obstructs the transport of drugs to the brain. Scientists at the Swedish medical university Karolinska Institutet now present a potential solution to the problem. Key to Blood-Brain Barrier: Open Way for Treating Alzheimer’s and Stroke - Read more

Alzheimer’s Disease: Nicotine Could Play A Role

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[14/10/2010] Stimulating the brain's Alpha7 nicotine receptor may eliminate side effects caused by promising Alzheimer's drug.Alzheimer’s Disease: Nicotine Could Play A Role - Read more

Alzheimer's: Report Reveals Massive Global Cost

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[21/09/2010] A landmark report on the Global Economic Impact of Dementia finds that Alzheimer's disease and other dementias are exacting a massive toll on the global economy, with the problem set to accelerate in coming years. Alzheimer's: Report Reveals Massive Global Cost - Read more