Dementia

Alzheimer's disease: Inflammation triggers fatal cycle
March 18, 2020
An immune reaction in the brain seems to play a major role in the development of Alzheimer's disease. In a way, it "adds fuel to the fire" and apparently causes an inflammation that, in a sense, keeps kindling itself. The study has now been published in the journal .
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Alzheimer risk genes converge on microglia
March 18, 2020
Our DNA determines a large part of our risk for Alzheimer's disease, but it remained unclear how many genetic risk factors contribute to disease. A team led by Prof. Bart De Strooper (VIB-KU Leuven) and Dr. Mark Fiers now show that many of risk factors affect brain maintenance cells called microg...
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Study Ties Brain Inflammation to Several Types of Dementia
March 18, 2020



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WEDNESDAY, March 18, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Brain inflammation may be more of a factor in dementia than previously believed, a new British...
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Inflammation in the brain linked to several forms of dementia
March 16, 2020
Inflammation in the brain may be more widely implicated in dementias than was previously thought, suggests new research from the University of Cambridge. The researchers say it offers hope for potential new treatments for several types of dementia.
Inflammation is usually the body's r...
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Heart Drug Combos Might Also Lower Your Dementia Risk: Study
March 16, 2020



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FRIDAY, March 13, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Certain combinations of cholesterol and ...
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Gold nanoparticles uncover amyloid fibrils
March 12, 2020
One of the characteristics of Alzheimer's disease is the presence of knot-like structures between brain cells. These are called "amyloid fibrils" and are formed by the notorious amyloid beta peptide and Tau protein, which are two of the most sought-after targets for the development of therapies t...
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Immune cells against Alzheimer's?
March 11, 2020
Scientists at the German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases (DZNE), the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitaet (LMU) Munich and Denali Therapeutics (South San Francisco, CA, USA) have developed an approach to stimulate immune cells of the brain in such a way that they might possibly provide better pr...
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Gene variants may increase susceptibility to accumulate Alzheimer's protein tau
March 3, 2020
The toxic protein tau is a key biological feature in the brains of people with Alzheimer's disease. Yet the factors that make people susceptible or resistant to tau accumulation are not well-understood. A preliminary Mayo Clinic study shows that inherited DNA variants may be associated with devel...
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Blood test method may predict Alzheimer's protein deposits in brain
March 2, 2020
Researchers report an advance in the development of a blood test that could help detect pathological Alzheimer's disease in people who are showing signs of dementia. This approach could be less invasive and less costly than current brain imaging and spinal fluid tests. The blood test detects the ...
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Widowhood accelerates cognitive decline among those at risk for Alzheimer's disease
February 26, 2020
The death of a spouse often means the loss of intimacy, companionship and everyday support for older adults. A new study finds that widowhood can have another profound effect: It may accelerate cognitive decline. Investigators from Brigham and Women's Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital a...
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