All posts tagged "Alzheimers disease"

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    Spatial Navigation Abnormalities Could Indicate Risk of Alzheimer’s Disease

    A new study has found that young adults at high genetic risk of Alzheimer’s disease demonstrated reduced functioning of brain cells involved in spatial navigation while navigating a virtual maze. This research could provide clues as to...

    • Posted October 30, 2015
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    Dementia with Lewy Bodies May Be Improved with Stem Cell Treatment

    DLB is the second-most common type of age-related dementia after Alzheimer’s disease and is characterized by the accumulation of a protein called alpha-synuclein that collects into spherical masses called Lewy bodies – which also accumulate in related...

    • Posted October 22, 2015
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    New Discovery May Prevent Alzheimer’s Disease

    Alzheimer’s disease can have a devastating effect on patients as well as their loved ones. Recent data from preclinical and clinical studies strengthens the hypothesis that immune system-mediated actions contribute to and drive pathogenesis in Alzheimer’s disease....

    • Posted October 6, 2015
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    Understanding the Progression Toward Alzheimer’s Disease

    Alzheimer’s disease is diagnosed late in its progression and sometimes up to fifteen years after its first effects on the brain. It is important to identify the early indicators so that patients can receive treatment as soon...

    • Posted September 24, 2015
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    Alzheimer’s Disease Linked to Fat in the Brain

    People with Alzheimer’s disease have fat deposits in the brain, which may help to explain the progression of the disease. Researchers affiliated with the University of Montreal Hospital Research Centre (CRCHUM) have discovered accumulations of fat droplets...

    • Posted August 31, 2015
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    Exploring the Link Between Coffee Consumption and Cognitive Impairment

    A new study by researchers at the University of Bari Aldo Moro, Bari, Italy, Geriatric Unit & Laboratory of Gerontology and Geriatrics, IRCCS “Casa Sollievo della Sofferenza”, San Giovanni Rotondo, Foggia, Italy, and Istituto Superiore di Sanità...

    • Posted August 7, 2015
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    Alzheimer’s Works Differently in Patients with Down Syndrome

    A new study may provide insight as to the best way to treat Alzheimer’s Disease Researchers at the University of Kentucky’s Sanders-Brown Center on Aging have completed a study that revealed differences in the way brain inflammation...

    • Posted July 3, 2015
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    Blood Pressure Meds May Lower Alzheimer’s Risk

    Understanding the link between high blood pressure and Alzheimer’s disease could have the potential to affect the quality of life of thousands of Americans. A new study suggests that people with a genetic predisposition to high blood...

    • Posted June 30, 2015
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    Studying Down Syndrome to Understand Alzheimer’s Disease

    Alzheimer’s Disease and Down Syndrome have more in common than you may have realized. The link between a protein typically associated with Alzheimer’s disease and its impact on memory and cognition may not be as clear as...

    • Posted May 15, 2015
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    Explaining Toxicity of Alzheimer’s Protein Structure

    In an online study in the  journal Nature Structural and Molecular Biology, researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago have determined the molecular structure of one of the proteins in the fine fibers of the brain plaques that...

    • Posted May 14, 2015
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