Alzheimer’s

Alzheimer ‘tau’ protein far surpasses amyloid in predicting toll on brain tissue
January 1, 2020
The results support researchers' growing recognition that tau drives brain degeneration in Alzheimer's disease more directly than amyloid protein, and at the same time demonstrates the potential of recently developed tau-based PET (positron emission tomography) brain imaging technology to accelerate...
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Possible dementia vaccine closer after mice studies
December 31, 2019
A vaccine to ward off dementia may proceed to clinical trials after successful animal testing. The research is looking to develop effective immunotherapy via a dual vaccine to remove 'brain plaque' and tau protein aggregates linked to Alzheimer's disease. It is showing success in begenic mice models...
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Objective subtle cognitive difficulties predict amyloid accumulation and neurodegeneration
December 31, 2019
Researchers report that accumulating amyloid protein occurred faster among persons deemed to have 'objectively-defined subtle cognitive difficulties' (Obj-SCD) than among persons considered to be 'cognitively normal,' offering a potential new early biomarker for Alzheimer's disease....
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More Doubt That Plaques in the Brain Cause Alzheimer's
December 31, 2019



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By E.J. Mundell
MONDAY, Dec. 30, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- For decades, scientists have known that ...
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Dementia: Obesity, but not diet or inactivity, raises risk
December 22, 2019
A new, long-term study finds that midlife obesity raises the risk of dementia in women. However, calorie intake and physical inactivity do not....
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Inflammatory marker could be early warning for dementia
December 21, 2019
A new study has found a blood plasma linked to inflammation that could be a warning signal for certain dementias. Could it pave the way for low cost screening?...
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Obesity in Middle Age Could Raise Odds for Alzheimer's Later
December 20, 2019



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By Dennis Thompson
THURSDAY, Dec. 19, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Obesity in middle age is associated with an...
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Scientists discover medicinal cannabis substitute for treating Parkinson’s disease
December 19, 2019
A drug that provides the benefits obtained from medicinal cannabis without the 'high' or other side effects may help to unlock a new treatment for Parkinson's disease.
Alzheimer’s study shows promise in protecting brain from tau
December 18, 2019
A new study offers more reasons why the scientific community should be targeting tau in the search for an Alzheimer's cure.
Are herpes virus infections linked to Alzheimer’s disease?
December 18, 2019
Researchers refute the link between increased levels of herpes virus and Alzheimer's disease.
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