Alzheimer’s

New look at odd holes involved in taste, Alzheimer’s, asthma
January 27, 2020
Large holes in our cells have been implicated in depression, Alzehimer's disease, asthma, and even taste. Now, we know what two kinds of these pores look like, potentially creating new opportunities to discover effective treatment options.
Can lithium halt progression of Alzheimer’s disease?
January 25, 2020
In a new study, a team of researchers has shown that, when given in a formulation that facilitates passage to the brain, lithium in doses up to 400 times lower than what is currently being prescribed for mood disorders is capable of both halting signs of advanced Alzheimer's pathology and of recover...
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Living near major roads linked to risk of dementia, Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s and MS
January 23, 2020
Living near major roads or highways is linked to higher incidence of dementia, Parkinson's disease, Alzheimer's disease and multiple sclerosis (MS), suggests new research.
West Nile virus triggers brain inflammation by inhibiting protein degradation
January 23, 2020
West Nile virus (WNV) inhibits autophagy -- an essential system that digests or removes cellular constituents such as proteins -- to induce the aggregation of proteins in infected cells, triggering cell death and brain inflammation (encephalitis), according to researchers....
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Unexpected connection between gliomas, neurodegenerative diseases
January 23, 2020
New basic science and clinical research identifies TAU, the same protein studied in the development of Alzheimer's, as a biomarker for glioma development.
When Dementia Harms Speech, Native Language Matters
January 23, 2020



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WEDNESDAY, Jan. 22, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Dementia patients may develop distinct speech and reading problems depending on their native la...
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Possible Alzheimer’s breakthrough suggested
January 22, 2020
Researchers say they have identified a previously unknown gene and associated protein (which they have named 'aggregatin') which could potentially be suppressed to slow the advance of Alzheimer's disease.
New tool for investigating brain cells, Parkinson’s, and more
January 22, 2020
Researchers have created a new chemical tool for revealing how specific types of brain cell receptors function in the brain. It's an important step forward for studying Alzheimer's, epilepsy, stroke, and even Parkinson's disease.
Brain blood flow sensor discovery could aid treatments for high blood pressure and dementia
January 14, 2020
Scientists have discovered the mechanism that allows the brain to monitor its own blood supply, a finding in rats which may help to find new treatments for human conditions including hypertension (high blood pressure) and dementia.
Could some antibiotics help treat early onset dementia?
January 14, 2020

The symptoms of frontotemporal, or early onset, dementia can appear as early as age 40. Have researchers found a new way to treat this condition using antibiotics?
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