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Evidence of a lipid link in the inherited form of Alzheimer’s disease

Australian researchers have found biochemical changes occurring in the blood, in the rare inherited form of Alzheimer’s disease. Changes in these fat-like ...

Research Discovers Neuroprotective Protein in Blood is Biomarker of Alzheimer's Disease

Tel Aviv University, Harvard, Technion team suggests a routine blood test can reveal Alzheimer's risk and IQ measurements ...

Vaccine Targets Alzheimer’s Disease-like Characteristics in People with Down Syndrome

Clinical trial will investigate safety and tolerability of immunotherapy drug to block amyloid buildup in brain ... Full story

Alzheimer’s Plaques Found in Middle-Aged People with Brain Injuries

MINNEAPOLIS – A new study suggests that people with brain injuries following head trauma may have buildup of the plaques related to Alzheimer’s disease in their brains. The research is published in the February 3, 2016, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. ... Full story

Insulin-like Growth Factor Linked to Hippocampal Hyperactivity in Alzheimer's Disease

New discovery at Tel Aviv University researchers find IGF-1 receptor plays critically important role regulating the transfer of information within neural circuits ... Full story

One step closer towards to unravelling the origins of Alzheimer’s disease

​ Which risk genes deserve a closer look in medical research on the origins of Alzheimer’s disease? In 2011, a genome-wide association study (GWAS) formulated an answer to this question. One of the prime suspects in the investigation? A gene that goes by the name of ‘ABCA7’. Two years later, the same suspect pops up in one of the biggest Alzheimer’s GWAS to date. Led by Kristel Sleegers (VIB/Antwerp University), a Belgian research team decided to further investigate. ... Full story

Alzheimer-type brain pathology after transplantation of dura mater

Up to now Alzheimer’s disease has not been recognised as transmissible. Now researchers at the University of Zurich and the Medical University Vienna demonstrated Alzheimer-type pathology in brains of recipients of dura mater grafts who died later from Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease. ... Full story

Alzheimer’s Diagnosis Complicated by History of Reading Problems

Study led by a Stony Brook University neuropsychologist and published in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease ... Full story

New Alzheimer’s disease drug trial opens more sites across the South West

People with Alzheimer’s disease are helping with a ground-breaking government-funded trial but with new sites recently opened in the South West more people are being asked to take part in the study led by academics from the Universities of Bristol, Cambridge, Queen’s University Belfast and University College London, and hosted by North Bristol NHS Trust. ... Full story

Atherosclerosis is Alzheimer’s disease of blood vessels, study suggests

By Julia Evangelou Strait - In atherosclerosis, plaque builds up on the inner walls of arteries that deliver blood to the body. Studying mice and tissue samples from the arteries of patients, researchers at Washington University School of Medicine​ in St. Louis suggest this accumulation is driven, at least in part, by processes similar to the plaque formation implicated in brain diseases such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s. ... Full story

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