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Alzheimer’s Disease - Key To Preventing Onset Of Alzheimer’s Disease Discovered

Alzheimer’s Disease – Key To Preventing Onset Of Alzheimer’s Disease Discovered

Researchers at Mount Sinai School of Medicine 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. This new finding could lead to the development of [...]

March 31 2011 | Posted in Health | Read More »

Dementia Medication - Likely Cure For Dementia Found In An Asthma Medication

A drug used to treat asthma has been shown to help reduce the formation of amyloid beta, a peptide in the brain that is implicated in the development of Alzheimer’s disease, according to researchers at Temple University’s School of Medicine. The researchers published their findings, “Pharmacologic Blockade of 5-Lipoxygenase Improves the Amyloidotic Phenotype of an [...]

March 31 2011 | Posted in Health | Read More »

Alzheimer’s Disease - New Finding Expected To Provide Better Alzheimer Prognosis

UCLA researchers have identified a new biomarker that could help them track how effectively the immune system is able to clear the brain of amyloid beta, which forms the plaques considered one of the hallmarks of Alzheimer’s disease. The pilot study, currently published online in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease, demonstrates how the immune gene [...]

March 22 2011 | Posted in Health | Read More »

Neurodegenerative Diseases - Key To A Better Neurodegenerative Medication Discovered

Cells, which employ a process called autophagy to clean up and reuse protein debris leftover from biological processes, were the original recyclers. A team of scientists from Paul Greengard’s Rockefeller University laboratory have linked a molecule that stimulates autophagy with the reduction of one of Alzheimer’s disease’s major hallmarks, amyloid peptide. Their finding suggests a [...]

March 21 2011 | Posted in Health | Read More »

Parkinson’s Disease - Key To Preventing Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s Diseases Discovered

Cell biologists pondering the death of neurons — brain cells — said today that by eliminating one ingredient from the cellular machinery, they prolonged the life of neurons stressed by a pesticide chemical. The finding identifies a potential therapeutic target to slow changes that lead to neurodegenerative disorders such as Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s diseases. The [...]

March 16 2011 | Posted in Health | Read More »

Dementia Symptoms - Non-Invasive Treatment Of Alzheimer’s Disease Discovered

Clarimedix presents non-drug, non-invasive technology findings at International AD/PD Conference Clarimedix Inc., will present results of recently completed animal studies on its groundbreaking, non-invasive treatment of Alzheimer’s disease at the International Conference of the AD/PD (Alzheimer’s Disease/Parkinson’s Disease) Conference in Barcelona on March 9. “We will describe how our technology is paving the way for [...]

March 10 2011 | Posted in Health | Read More »

Bipolar Disorder - Treatment, Early Onset And Severity Of Bipolar Disorder Studied

Despite international variation in prevalence rates of bipolar spectrum disorder, the severity and associated disorders are similar and treatment needs are often unmet, especially in low-income countries, according to a report in the March issue of Archives of General Psychiatry, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. “Bipolar disorder (BP) is responsible for the loss of more [...]

March 10 2011 | Posted in Health | Read More »

Stem Cell Therapy - Brain Cell Type Found As Major Cause Of Memory Loss

Discovery may lead to new drugs and neuron transplantation for Alzheimer’s Northwestern Medicine researchers for the first time have transformed a human embryonic stem cell into a critical type of neuron that dies early in Alzheimer’s disease and is a major cause of memory loss. This new ability to reprogram stem cells and grow a [...]

March 9 2011 | Posted in Health | Read More »

Signs Of Dementia - Alzheimer’s Disease Likely To Be Inherited From Mothers Says Study

Results from a new study contribute to growing evidence that if one of your parents has Alzheimer’s disease, the chances of inheriting it from your mother are higher than from your father. The study is published in the March 1, 2011, print issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. “It [...]

March 3 2011 | Posted in Health | Read More »

Dementia Symptoms - Misdiagnosis Of Alzheimer’s Disease Revealed

Dementia Symptoms – Misdiagnosis Of Alzheimer’s Disease Revealed

New research shows that Alzheimer’s disease and other dementing illnesses may be easily misdiagnosed in the elderly, according to early results of a study of people in Hawaii who had their brains autopsied after death. The research is being released today and will be presented as part of a plenary session at the American Academy [...]

February 28 2011 | Posted in Health | Read More »