alzheimers-dementia

Hormone therapy for breast cancer linked with lower dementia risk
July 16, 2024
Hormone modulating therapy (HMT) used for the treatment of breast cancer was associated with a 7% lower risk of developing Alzheimer's disease and related dementias later in life, according to a new study.
Protein droplets likely don't cause Parkinson's
July 15, 2024
Liquid-liquid phase separation is not a precursor to formation of amyloid fibrils, a pathological hallmark of Parkinson's disease, shows study. Rather, the formation of protein into liquid droplets may help to dissolve aggregated protein. The study deepens our understanding of neurodegenerative dise...
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Artificial intelligence outperforms clinical tests at predicting progress of Alzheimer's disease
July 13, 2024
Scientists have developed an artificially-intelligent tool capable of predicting in four cases out of five whether people with early signs of dementia will remain stable or develop Alzheimer's disease. The team say this new approach could reduce the need for invasive and costly diagnostic tests whil...
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Groundbreaking study reveals insights into Alzheimer's disease mechanisms through novel hydrogel matrix
July 13, 2024
Researchers have unveiled a pioneering study shedding light on the intricate mechanisms underlying Alzheimer's disease (AD).
Brain inflammation triggers muscle weakness after infections
July 13, 2024
Research reveals how brain inflammation triggers extreme muscle weakness across several diseases, including viral infection, bacterial infection and Alzheimer's disease. The study, in fruit flies and mice, also identified ways to block this process, which could have implications for treating or prev...
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Seeing inside Alzheimer's disease brain
July 11, 2024
Scientists investigating Alzheimer's disease have determined the structure of molecules within a human brain. Their study describes how scientists used cryo-electron tomography, guided by fluorescence microscopy, to explore deep inside an Alzheimer's disease donor brain. This gave 3-dimensional maps...
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Metformin and other antidiabetic drugs can help reduce the risk of dementia in patients with type 2 diabetes
July 11, 2024
Investigators analyzing the potential cognitive effects of antidiabetic medications in records of more than 1.5 million patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) found risks of dementia and Alzheimer's disease (AD) were significantly lower in patients treated with metformin and sodium glucose co...
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Can we predict how fast cognitive decline will occur with early Alzheimer's?
July 10, 2024
A new study looks at predicting how quickly people with early Alzheimer's disease will experience cognitive decline. The study also looked at how the new drugs recently approved for the disease may reduce decline.
Poor health, stress in 20s takes toll in 40s with lower cognition
July 3, 2024
Young adults who have higher levels of inflammation, which is associated with obesity, physical inactivity, chronic illness, stress and smoking, may experience reduced cognitive function in midlife, a new study has found.
Scientists may have found how to diagnose elusive neuro disorder
July 3, 2024
Progressive supranuclear palsy (PSP), a mysterious and deadly neurological disorder, usually goes undiagnosed until after a patient dies and an autopsy is performed. But now, researchers have found a way to identify the condition while patients are still alive....
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