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A newly discovered molecular feedback process may protect the brain against Alzheimer’s

It is a hallmark of Alzheimer’s disease: Toxic protein fragments known as amyloid-β clumped together between neurons in a person’s brain. Neurons ...

Researchers Win Contract to Study Stem Cells from Early-Onset Alzheimer’s Disease Patients

Miller School researchers Margaret Pericak-Vance, Ph.D., and Derek Dykxhoorn, Ph.D., have won a three-year, $721,423 U.S. Department of Defense contract to ascertain and analyze induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) from early-onset Alzheimer’s Disease patients with specific Alzheimer’s-linked genetic mutations. ... Full story

Depression linked to Alzheimer’s disease

There is a strong link between symptoms of depression and cognitive decline, new research from Edith Cowan University has found. ... Full story

Dementia patients, caregivers prefer better care, support over research for Alzheimer’s cure

Study finds dementia spending priorities chosen by those living with the disease differ from those in national Alzheimer’s plan ... Full story

Genetic mutation links increased risk of developing AMD and Alzheimer’s disease

Scientists at the University of Liverpool have, for the first time, characterised a genetic mutation that can increase the risk of two major degenerative diseases, age-related macular degeneration (AMD) and Alzheimer’s disease. ... Full story

Brain’s ability to dispose of key Alzheimer’s protein drops dramatically with age

By Michael C. Purdy - The greatest risk factor for Alzheimer’s disease is advancing age. After 65, the risk doubles every five years, and 40 percent or more of people 85 and older are estimated to be living with the devastating condition. ... Full story

Discovery prompts rethink on metals and Alzheimer's disease

Researchers at the University of Melbourne have discovered that a protein involved in the progression of Alzheimer’s disease also has properties that could be helpful for human health. ... Full story

Insulin Resistance May Prime the Brain for Alzheimer's Disease

Madison, Wisconsin - Brain scans of middle-aged people at risk for Alzheimer’s disease show that insulin resistance, a condition known as pre-diabetes, starves parts of the brain of blood sugar. ... Full story

Insulin resistance increases risk for Alzheimer’s disease, new Iowa State study finds

Iowa State University researcher Auriel Willette explains why insulin resistance poses a risk for memory loss now and later in life. Video by Dave Olson ... Full story

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