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Benzodiazepines and related drugs increase stroke risk among persons with Alzheimer’s disease

The use of benzodiazepines and benzodiazepine-like drugs was associated with a 20 per cent increased risk of stroke among persons with Alzheimer’s ...

Researchers find a potential target for anti-Alzheimer treatments

Scientists at the Luxembourg Centre for Systems Biomedicine (LCSB) of the University of Luxembourg have identified a gene that may provide a ...

Alzheimer’s Disease Pathway Identification Enables Development of Novel Preclinical Therapy

TMDU-led research identifies a key pathway of Alzheimer’s disease and develops an antibody ... Full story

Penn Study Confirms That “Sniff Test” May Be Useful in Diagnosing Early Alzheimer’s Disease

Tests that measure the sense of smell may soon become common in neurologists’ offices. Scientists have been finding increasing evidence that the sense of smell declines sharply in the early stages of Alzheimer’s, and now a new study from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania published in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease confirms that administering a simple “sniff test” can enhance the accuracy of diagnosing this dreaded disease. ... Full story

Study details molecular roots of Alzheimer’s

Cellular 'housekeeping' molecule’s structure linked to neurodegeneration ... Full story

Landmark Alzheimer’s prevention trial to evaluate third drug

Effort to study drug's ability to prevent, delay the disease ... Full story

Alzheimer's Advance: study in mice show new drugs that restore memory loss and prolong life

An international team of scientists has announced a new advance in the fight against Alzheimer’s disease by identifying a new drug target for not only improving symptoms of brain degeneration – but also to extend the life-span of the terminally ill mice. ... Full story

New biomarker predicts Alzheimer’s Disease and link to diabetes

AMES, Iowa – An enzyme found in the fluid around the brain and spine is giving researchers a snapshot of what happens inside the minds of Alzheimer’s patients and how that relates to cognitive decline. ... Full story

Alzheimer's: proteomics gives clues toward alternatives to amyloid

In Alzheimer's research, one particular protein looms large: plaque-forming amyloid-beta. Yet doctors now recognize that plaques can accumulate decades before symptoms appear. Recent clinical trials ... Full story

Cholesterol-fighting drugs lower risk of Alzheimer’s disease

The incidence of Alzheimer’s was reduced for beneficiaries frequently prescribed statins (high users), compared to low users, researchers find ... Full story

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