alzheimers-dementia

New nanoparticles deliver therapy brain-wide, edit Alzheimer's gene in mice
January 19, 2023
Researchers describe a new family of nano-scale capsules made of silica that can carry genome-editing tools into many organs around the body and then harmlessly dissolve.
Scientists developing early Alzheimer's disease detection sensor
January 18, 2023
Researchers are developing a new biosensor that can be used to screen for Alzheimer's disease and other diseases.
Study explores effects of dietary choline deficiency on neurologic and system-wide health
January 17, 2023
Choline, an essential nutrient produced in small amounts in the liver and found in foods including eggs, broccoli, beans, meat and poultry, is a vital ingredient for human health. A new study explores deficiency in dietary choline adversely affects the body and may be a missing piece in the puzzle o...
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HRT could ward off Alzheimer's among at-risk women
January 14, 2023
Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) could help prevent Alzheimer's Dementia among women at risk of developing the disease -- according to new research.
Gut bacteria affect brain health, mouse study shows
January 12, 2023
Gut bacteria can influence brain health, according to a study of mice genetically predisposed to develop Alzheimer's-like brain damage. The study indicates that gut bacteria produce compounds that influence the behavior of immune cells, including ones in the brain that can cause neurodegeneration. T...
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Fall rate nearly 50% among older Americans with dementia
January 12, 2023
A new study has shed light on the many and varied fall-risk factors facing older adults in community-living environments. The research examined a comprehensive set of potential fall-risk factors -- including environmental factors, in addition to health and function -- in older community-living adult...
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An education doesn't just make you smarter — it protects your gut, seriously
January 11, 2023
New research has found a better education has a strong genetic correlation and a protective causal association with several gut disorders.
Obesity linked to macular degeneration
January 10, 2023
Researchers find that being overweight can make the cells of people's immune system destructive to their eyes as they age.
Blood-based markers may reveal Alzheimer disease ten years before symptoms show
January 10, 2023
Alzheimer disease begins decades before any symptoms, such as memory loss, start to show. Consequently, early diagnosis increases the chances of slowing the disease down with drugs. A new study on an inherited form of the disease shows that a protein called GFAP is a possible biomarker for very earl...
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New study links hearing loss with dementia in older adults
January 10, 2023
A new study has found that older adults with greater severity of hearing loss were more likely to have dementia, but the likelihood of dementia was lower among hearing aid users compared to non-users.