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Alzheimer’s Disease Discovery Leads To Nobel Prize

Alzheimer’s Disease Discovery Leads To Nobel Prize

By Lacy Langley October 8, 2014

Alzheimer’s disease studies have had a major breathrough with new information from Monday’s Nobel Prize winners in medicine. Their discovery of cells that act as the brain’s gps could have a serious impact on our understanding of how Alzheimer’s disease …

New Alzheimer’s Test Promising For Early Detection

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 …

Jim McMahon And Other Former Players Sue NFL

Jim McMahon, former Bears quarterback, is in the fight of his life right now as one of several former players named in a federal lawsuit filed last month accusing the NFL of dispensing narcotics to keep players on the field …

Jim McMahon Confesses To Suicidal Thoughts, Dementia

In 1985 Jim McMahon was the quarterback for one of the most popular Super Bowl championship teams in NFL history. The rebel-type QB with the spiked hair and dark shades relished the hype and basked in the spotlight. But that …

Dementia Treatment Research Looks At Oxytocin: Study Dementia Treatment Research Looks At Oxytocin: Study

A team of researchers from Ontario, Canada, have discovered that injecting a single dose of the neuropeptide oxytocin, which is normally produced in the hypothalamus region of the brain, can have a demonstrable effect on patients with behavioral variant frontotemporal …

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 …

Kimberly Williams-Paisley on Her Mother’s Dementia Kimberly Williams-Paisley on Her Mother’s Dementia

Kimberly Williams-Paisley recently talked about her painful journey with her mother, who has a rare form of dementia. The Nashville star admitted she had to learn how to love her mother again, but in a new way. Over the past …

Coweta Woman Found Injured, But Alive Coweta Woman Found Injured, But Alive

A Georgia woman has been found alive after an exhaustive search over the weekend turned up no leads. 78-year old Eleanor Alexander was found in a wooded area not far from her Coweta home, covered in bug bites and injured …

Diabetes Drug Could Treat Alzheimer's 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 …

Dementia Risk Reduced by Physical Activity

A new study shows that older people who regularly engage in physical activity reduce their risk of dementia. The study, published this week in the journal Stroke, showed that by regularly exercising, older, non-disabled people can reduce their risk of …

Alzheimer’s Could Be Linked to Brain Inflammation

Alzheimer’s disease, a form of dementia that affects memory, thinking, and behavior, has been linked to inflammation of the brain at an early age, according to a recent study. In order to investigate the theory, scientists caused brain inflammation in …

Computer Models Help Predict Dementia Patterns
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Researchers at Weill Cornell Medical College have developed a computer program that has tracked the manner in which different forms of dementia spread within a human brain. They say their mathematic model can be used to predict where and approximately …