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National study tests theory that exercise, lowering cholesterol can help prevent Alzheimer’s

DALLAS – Carol White can’t help but worry when she misplaces keys or can’t recall a name ever since relatives have been ...

USC researcher targets blood-brain barrier in Alzheimer’s study

Berislav Zlokovic receives new funding to explore the prevention of Alzheimer’s and dementia ...

Tweaking the Immune Response Might be a Key to Combat Neurodegeneration

Study suggests zebrafish might teach us how to tackle Alzheimer’s disease ... Full story

Stress hormone implicated in Alzheimer’s disease

New research has found a possible association between the stress hormone cortisol and the risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease. ... Full story

Dysfunction in Neuronal Transport Mechanism Linked to Alzheimer’s Disease

Findings confirm mutation-caused problem but also reveal a new therapeutic target ... Full story

Brain researcher hopes to explain Alzheimer’s genetics

Ground-breaking research into Alzheimer’s disease has earned University of Queensland Professor Geoff Faulkner a $1.25 million, five-year CSL Centenary Fellowship. Professor Faulkner, from the Queensland Brain ... Full story

Enzyme Treatment of Gene May Reverse Effects of Alzheimer's

POE gene is a promising target for therapeutic approaches to Alzheimer's, says TAU researcher ... Full story

Study: Protein linked to high risk of Alzheimer’s can be removed from brain without hindering learning, memory

DALLAS – A protein linked to higher risk of Alzheimer’s can be removed from the brains of mice without hindering memory and learning, according to a study that addresses whether potential therapeutics targeting this protein would have detrimental side effects. ... Full story

Computer simulations explore how Alzheimer’s disease starts

Rice University scientists analyze molecular details of plaque-forming proteins ... Full story

More than half of persons with Alzheimer’s disease aged 90 years or more use psychotropic drugs

Psychotropic drug use is rather common among persons aged 90 years of more diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease compared with those who were diagnosed at younger age, concludes study conducted at University of Eastern Finland. Persons aged 90 years or more used antipsychotics 5 times and antidepressants 2.5 times more often than those without the disease in the same age group. The results were published in Age and Ageing journal. ... Full story

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