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Immune cells are an ally, not enemy, in battle against Alzheimer’s

Beta-amyloid is a sticky protein that aggregates and forms small plaques in the brains of the elderly and is thought to be ...

Research in the news: Anxiety associated with greater cognitive decline in those at risk for Alzheimer’s

By Bill Hathaway - Older persons at increased risk of Alzheimer’s disease because of accumulated amyloid-beta plaques experience more rapid cognitive decline ...

Eureka moment leads to new theory on how to fight Alzheimer's disease

While research shows that the risk of developing Alzheimer's disease increases with age, the big question for a biologist at Western University is why some people get the disease and others don't. ... Full story

Prostate cancer drug slows memory loss in women with Alzheimer’s disease

Women with Alzheimer’s disease showed stable cognition for a year when a drug that is more commonly used to treat advanced prostate cancer was added to their drug regimen, according to a new study from researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. ... Full story

USC neuroscientists find evidence that blood vessels in older brains break down, possibly contributing to Alzheimer’s and dementia

University of Southern California (USC) neuroscientists may have unlocked another puzzle to preventing risks that can lead to Alzheimer’s disease. Researchers at Keck Medicine of USC used high-resolution imaging of the living human brain to show for the first time that the brain’s protective blood barrier becomes leaky with age, starting at the hippocampus, a critical learning and memory center that is damaged by Alzheimer’s disease. ... Full story

First Evidence of Potential Efficacy of Tau Aggregation Inhibitor Therapy in Alzheimer’s Disease

TauRx Publishes Positive Results of Phase II Clinical Trial in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease ... Full story

Behavior Changes May Start in Alzheimer’s Even Before Memory Changes

MINNEAPOLIS – Depression and other behavior changes may show up in people who will later develop Alzheimer’s disease even before they start having memory problems, according to a new study published in the January 14, 2015, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. ... Full story

Depression, behavioral changes may precede memory loss in Alzheimer’s

By Michael C. Purdy - Depression and behavioral changes may occur before memory declines in people who will go on to develop Alzheimer’s disease, according to new research at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. ... Full story

MRI could predict Alzheimer’s disease, improving treatment

UQ scientists have found MRI’s could be used to predict Alzheimer’s disease. Image: Tane Sinclair-Taylor ... Full story

Nasal Spray with Insulin Equivalent Shows Promise as Treatment for Adults with Mild Cognitive Impairment, Alzheimer’s Dementia

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. A man-made form of insulin delivered by nasal spray may improve working memory and other mental capabilities in adults with mild cognitive impairment and Alzheimer’s disease dementia, according to a pilot study led by researchers at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center. ... Full story

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