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Deep Brain Stimulation continues to show promise for patients with mild Alzheimer’s disease

New findings published today by a team of researchers led by Dr. Andres Lozano at the Krembil Neuroscience Centre (KNC) of Toronto ...

Antibiotic treatment weakens progression of Alzheimer's disease through changes in the gut microbiome

Long-term antibiotic treatment in mice decreases levels of disease-causing plaques and enhances neuroinflammatory activity of microglial cells ...

Driving ability of people with cognitive impairment difficult to assess: research review

No single assessment tool is able to consistently determine driving ability in people with Alzheimer’s disease and mild cognitive impairment, a St. Michael’s Hospital research review has found. ... Full story

A step forward searching for an early biomarker of Alzheimer's disease

An international research project led by UPM makes progress in early detection of Alzheimer's disease by the study of brain activity patterns. ... Full story

New approach exposes 3D structure of Alzheimer’s proteins within the brain

Alzheimer’s disease clouds memory, dims the mind, and distorts behavior. Its ravages also show up within the physical structure of the brain, perhaps most prominently as sticky clumps of a naturally occurring but harmful protein called amyloid-β. ... Full story

Progress in world’s first Alzheimer’s vaccine

With more than 7.5 million new cases of Alzheimer’s disease a year, the race to find a vaccine and effective treatment for dementia is growing by the day. Now researchers in the US and Australia have make a breakthrough discovery in the international quest to discover a new and potentially effective vaccine targeting the pathological proteins associated with Alzheimer’s disease (AD), the most common cause of dementia in the elderly. ... Full story

Search for Alzheimer’s answers

Alzheimer’s disease already affects almost 250,000 Australians. But researchers now fear that this could just be the tip of the iceberg, with brain scans revealing that almost one third of Australians aged over 60 have preclinical Alzheimer’s disease, putting them at a significantly greater risk of developing the deadly disease. ... Full story

“Big Data” study discovers earliest sign of Alzheimer’s

Research underlines importance of computational power in future neurological breakthrough ... Full story

Promising new methods for early detection of Alzheimer's disease

New methods to examine the brain and spinal fluid heighten the chance of early diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease. Results from a large European study, led by researchers at the Karolinska Institutet, are now published in the medical journal BRAIN. These findings may have important implications for early detection of the disease, the choice of drug treatment and the inclusion of patients in clinical trials. ... Full story

Sac to the Future: Cellular Vessels Predict Likelihood of Developing Dementia

Blood-based neuronally-derived exosomes carry tell-tale proteins that could help forecast transition from mild cognitive impairment to Alzheimer’s disease ... Full story

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