All posts tagged "Alzheimers disease"
In Familial Alzheimer’s Disease, Protein Plays More Complex Role Than Previously Thought
Alzheimer’s disease sometimes runs in families, and has been linked to the malfunction of a particular protein in the brain. Researchers have found that the problem is not simply a loss of function of the protein, suggesting...
- Posted November 14, 2013
Changes in Diabetic Brains May Explain Increased Risk of Alzheimer’s Disease
New research suggests that the effect of diabetes on our genetic material may explain why diabetics suffer from an increased risk of Alzheimer’s disease. Researchers have found that diabetes causes structural changes to our genome, called epigenetic...
- Posted October 24, 2013
Increased Understanding of What Alzheimers-Linked Protein Does in Cells
The protein beta-secretase-1 has been linked to Alzheimers disease. New research has increased understanding of what the protein does at the cellular level, and how inhibiting it to treat the disease could cause significant side effects on...
- Posted June 24, 2013
Genetic Markers Linked to Risk of Alzheimer’s Disease and Hint at Potential Treatments
Alzheimer’s disease is linked to the formation of protein plaques in the brain, but how these plaques form is still not clear. A new study has found key genetic markers that are linked to plaque formation and...
- Posted April 5, 2013
Sleep Problems Precede Symptoms of Alzheimer’s Disease
New research suggests that sleep troubles are one of the earliest symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease, preceding memory loss. Work in animal models of the disease had found that plaques in the brain are linked to disrupted sleep,...
- Posted March 11, 2013
Changing A Particular Protein Eases Symptoms in Mouse Model of Alzheimers
Researchers have shown that a protein that functions to modify DNA may play a key role in Alzheimer’s disease. The study examined a mouse model of the condition, and found that eliminating one particular protein improved memory...
- Posted November 30, 2012
Perception and Memory Difficulties May Both Contribute to Alzheimer’s Symptoms
While it has been though that Alzheimer’s patients fail to recognize familiar faces is due to problems with memory, new research suggests that perceiving faces may also play a role in the disease. Psychologists at the University...
- Posted October 17, 2012
Advances in Alzheimer’s Disease Research Give Insights into Spread of Disease
New models of Alzheimer’s disease are helping scientists better understand how the condition progresses in the brain. Researchers have discovered part of the process through which a key protein is transferred between brain cells. Further insights into...
- Posted February 6, 2012
Hormone Produced By Fat Cells Linked to Alzheimer’s Disease
A long-term study examining factors that might predict the development of Alzheimer’s disease and dementia has found a link between a certain hormone and the conditions. The hormone adiponectin is involved in regulating sugar metabolism and insulin...
- Posted January 3, 2012
Study Suggests Mid-Life Cholesterol Levels Not Linked Alzheimer’s
Contrary to earlier research, a new, long-term study suggests that cholesterol level in mid-life may not be linked to later development of Alzheimer’s disease. However, the results suggest that large decreases in cholesterol levels in old age...
- Posted November 11, 2010