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New Alzheimer’s Test Promising For Early Detection

New Alzheimer’s Test Promising For Early Detection

By Lindsay McCane July 14, 2014

Researchers have found that a simple eye exam could be critical in detecting Alzheimer’s Disease years, if not decades, before memory loss begins. Beta amyloids are proteins that look like bright dots and are typically found in the brain of …

Glen Campbell Moved To Alzheimer’s Facility

Glen Campbell, music legend and country singer, was moved to an Alzheimer’s facility last week, according to reports. The 77-year-old singer was diagnosed with the disease about three years ago. After the diagnosis, Campbell was still able to release an …

Alzheimer’s May Be Predicted by Brain Plaques

According to a new study conducted by Duke Medicine, brain scans using radioactive dye may help to predict an impending development of Alzheimer’s disease, as well as future cognitive decline in otherwise healthy adults. In an article published in the …

Alzheimer’s Disease: Just How Vulnerable Are You?

Americans are absolutely terrified of Alzheimer’s disease. A survey revealed it to be the illness that when surveyed, most Americans were afraid of developing. This disease is scarier than diabetes, heart disease, or even cancer. Why is Alzheimer’s so feared? …

Alzheimer’s Disease: Blood Test Foretells Illness Alzheimer’s Disease: Blood Test Foretells Illness

Medical researchers have designed an experimental blood test that can predict Alzheimer’s disease before it fully develops. The disease was detected through plasma phospholipids, which researchers said was more convenient in comparison to costly methods like spinal taps or PET scans. “They …

Alzheimer’s Disease Could be Detected by Blood Test Alzheimer’s Disease Could be Detected by Blood Test

Globally, 44 million people suffer from Alzheimer’s disease, with 4.7 million of those living here in the United States. By 2050, that number will increase to nearly 14 million in the US and 115 million worldwide, according to the World …

Ben Affleck and Seth Rogen Visit D.C. Ben Affleck and Seth Rogen Visit D.C.

Actor Ben Affleck took a trip to Washington, D.C. to discuss the Democratic Republic of Congo. Affleck spoke before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on behalf of the region. The Argo actor and director was accompanied by Russell Feingold, the …

Diabetes, Alzheimer’s Research May Yield Cures Diabetes, Alzheimer’s Research May Yield Cures

A new research project valued at roughly $230 million may yield the answers for curing Alzheimer’s, diabetes, lupus, and arthritis. Eight of the largest U.S. pharmaceutical companies are collaborating on the project with the National Institute of Health and the …

Blood Vessels a Target For Alzheimer's Treatment Blood Vessels a Target For Alzheimer's Treatment

Researchers this week revealed new research showing that blood vessels in the brain may be associated with Alzheimer’s disease. The new study has shown that specific brain blood vessel cells could prove useful for the diagnoses and/or treatment of the …

New Study: Our Brains Need Sleep To Clean Themselves

NPR reports that a new study from University of Rochester researchers may explain not only why we so desperately need sleep, but also the role sleep plays in preventing Alzheimer’s disease. A study of mouse brains that were asleep showed …

Discovery of New Mutations in Gene Could Help.

A research team from the Massachusetts General Hospital have discovered two gene mutations that could cause late onset Alzheimer’s disease in humans. The good news, according to the researchers, this can help in the prevention and treatment of the disease. …

Scientists: Protein RbAp48 could Help Memory

A report posted last week via Healthday News on WebMD should sound reassuring to all the baby boomers out there (and everyone else, for that matter): age-related memory loss has been linked to a single protein, and replenishing that protein …

Copper May Play Role in Alzheimer’s Disease

A study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences is causing debate among scientists on the connections between copper intake in the diet and Alzheimer’s Disease. The study, conducted on mice, showed that a large amount of …

Breastfeeding Linked to Reduced Alzheimer’s Risk

Though there are many medical reasons why breastfeeding is widely recommended, researchers at the University of Cambridge have made an unlikely connection through a new study. The study, published in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease, found that breastfeeding could be …

Alzheimer’s Linked to Inflammatory Process
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New research has shown that a well-known inflammatory process could play a role in the progression of Alzheimer’s Disease. The discovery could lead to new research on a different way to combat the disease. “This finding represents an important new …

Diabetes Drug Could Treat Alzheimer's
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A new study has shown that a drug intended to treat diabetes could restore memory in brain cells affected by Alzheimer’s disease. The study, published in The Journal of Neuroscience, demonstrated that a drug named AC253, which never made it …

Dementia Alleviated in Mice Using Antibody Blocker

A new study has shown that mice bred for Alzheimer’s testing that were given an antibody that blocked the immune molecule p40 showed “substantial” improvements in behavioral testing. The effects were seen even when the mice had already begun showing …