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Disrupted biological clock linked to Alzheimer’s disease

CORVALLIS, Ore. – New research has identified some of the processes by which molecules associated with neurological diseases can disrupt the biological ...

UCLA researchers help create ‘gold standard’ method for measuring a key early sign of Alzheimer’s disease

After six years of painstaking research, a UCLA-led team has validated the first standardized protocol for measuring one of the earliest signs ...

New Alzheimer’s Association report finds less than half of people with Alzheimer’s disease say they were told the diagnosis

The Alzheimer’s Association’s 2015 Alzheimer's Disease Facts and Figures report, released today, found that only 45 percent of people with Alzheimer’s disease or their caregivers say they were told the diagnosis by their doctor. In contrast, more than 90 percent of people with the four most common cancers (breast, colorectal, lung and prostate cancer) say they were told the diagnosis. ... Full story

Mayo Clinic Study of Thousands of Brains Reveals Tau as Driver of Alzheimer’s Disease

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — By examining more than 3,600 postmortem brains, researchers at Mayo Clinic’s campuses in Jacksonville, Florida, and Rochester, Minnesota, have found that the progression of dysfunctional tau protein drives the cognitive decline and memory loss seen in Alzheimer’s disease. Amyloid, the other toxic protein that characterizes Alzheimer’s, builds up as dementia progresses, but is not the primary culprit, they say. ... Full story

Changes in a blood-based molecular pathway identified in Alzheimer’s disease

By the time most people receive a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease — based on clinical signs of mental decline — their brains have already suffered a decade or more of damage. ... Full story

New MIND Diet May Significantly Protect Against Alzheimer’s Disease

Even moderate adherence shows reduction in incidence of devastating brain disease ... Full story

A speech-based system for the early detection of Alzheimer's

The ELEKIN research group of the UPV/EHU-University of the Basque Country is working to develop various non-invasive methodologies for the early detection of Alzheimer's disease ... Full story

Boosting A Natural Protection Against Alzheimer’s Disease

Combining investigational therapy with gene variant may reduce dangers from debilitating brain plaques ... Full story

Alzheimer’s breakthrough uses ultrasound technology

Clem Jones Centre for Ageing Dementia Research director Professor Jürgen Götz and Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk at UQ's Queensland Brain Institute. ... Full story

UCLA study shows feasibility of blood-based test for diagnosing Alzheimer’s Disease

An effective blood test would be safe, affordable and easy to administer in large groups or in rural areas ... Full story

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