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Alzheimer's News
December 9, 2019

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Scientists have uncovered a possible explanation for the mental sluggishness that often ... read more
Neuroengineers have found the first evidence that individual neurons in the human brain target specific memories during recall. They studied recordings in neurosurgical ... read more

Brain Activity Intensity Drives Need for Sleep

The intensity of brain activity during the day, notwithstanding how long we've been awake, appears to increase our need for sleep, according to a new study in ... read more

How the Eyes Might Be Windows to the Risk of Alzheimer's Disease

Researchers say that measuring how quickly a person's pupil dilates while they are taking cognitive tests may be a low-cost, low-invasive method to aid in screening individuals at increased genetic ... read more
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Improving Blood Vessel Health in Brain May Help Combat Alzheimer's

Researchers have found that very slow spontaneous blood vessel pulsations drive the clearance of substances from the brain, indicating that targeting and improving this process may help to prevent or ... read more

Focused Ultrasound May Open Door to Alzheimer's Treatment

Focused ultrasound is a safe and effective way to target and open areas of the blood-brain barrier, potentially allowing for new treatment approaches to Alzheimer's disease, according to initial ... read more

Hydromethylthionine Could Slow Cognitive Decline: Minimum Dose

Researchers have reported unexpected results of a pharmacokinetic analysis of the relationship between treatment dose, blood levels and pharmacological activity of the drug hydromethylthionine on the ... read more

Cutting Neurodegeneration Associated With Dementia, in Animal Models

Korean research team made up of Dr. Hyung-Jun Kim and Shinrye Lee of KBRI, and professor Kiyoung Kim of Soonchunhyang University, found a new molecular mechanism of suppressing neuronal toxicity ... read more

Consistent Gene Changes in Alzheimer's Disease Across Studies

A comparison of mouse Alzheimer's disease models shows changes in the number of cells and the genes they express remain consistent throughout all stages of the ... read more

Researchers Uncover New Molecular Drivers of Parkinson's Disease

Scientists have uncovered new molecular drivers of Parkinson's disease using a sophisticated statistical technique called multiscale gene network analysis (MGNA). The team was also able to ... read more

Many Patients With iNPH Develop Alzheimer's Disease, Too

Up to one in five patients treated for idiopathic normal pressure hydrocephalus, iNPH, also develop Alzheimer's disease, according to a new study. The researchers were able to predict the ... read more

New Pathways in Brain's Amygdala

Researchers are pioneering an innovative brain study that sheds light on how the amygdala portion of the brain functions and could contribute to a better understanding of post-traumatic stress ... read more

Sugar-Coating Proteins Can Help Us Understand Brain Disease

Researchers have developed a new way to tag proteins in human cells with a small sugar molecule called O-GlcNAc. The exact role played by O-GlcNAc remains a mystery but the molecule is found on ... read more

Discovery May Help Derail Parkinson's 'Runaway Train'

Researchers have discovered a new enzyme that inhibits the LRRK2 pathway. Mutations of the LRRK2 gene are the most common cause of genetic Parkinson's disease. The enzyme they found - called ... read more

How Will Your Thinking and Memory Change With Age?

How well eight-year-olds score on a test of thinking skills may be a predictor of how they will perform on tests of thinking and memory skills when they are 70 years old, according to a study. The ... read more

Seeking Better Treatment for ALS, Lou Gehrig's Disease

In neurodegenerative disease ALS, proteins called TDP-43 aggregate in patient tissues. A team led by researchers at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory found that in ALS, TDP-43 proteins are dysfunctional, ... read more

High Rates of Dementia, Alzheimer's Observed Among Older People With Down Syndrome

A study of Wisconsin Medicaid enrollees with Down syndrome has found that more than half of those ages 55 and older have filed at least three claims for dementia and nearly a third have filed at ... read more

What 26,000 Books Reveal When It Comes to Learning Language

What can reading 26,000 books tell researchers about how language environment affects language behavior? Scientists have completed a computational modeling study that suggests our experience and ... read more

High-Salt Diet Promotes Cognitive Impairment Through the Alzheimer-Linked Protein Tau

Investigators sought to understand the series of events that occur between salt consumption and poor cognition and concluded that lowering salt intake and maintaining healthy blood vessels in the ... read more

MRI May Help Doctors Differentiate Causes of Memory Loss

A new study finds that, with the use of MRI scans, it is possible to distinguish between memory loss caused by Alzheimer's disease and traumatic brain ... read more

Greater Understanding of Alzheimer's Disease

Scientists have made an important discovery in understanding the role a particular protein plays to impair memory in Alzheimer's disease, which could lead to more effective treatment in ... read more

In Alzheimer's Research, Scientists Reveal Brain Rhythm Role

In the years since her lab discovered that exposing Alzheimer's disease model mice to light flickering at the frequency of a key brain rhythm could stem the disorder's pathology, a ... read more

Dementia Patients' Adult Kids Diagnosed Earlier Than Their Parents

A new study indicates that people with dementia -- whose parents also had dementia -- develop symptoms an average of six years earlier than their ... read more

Novel Agent Flips on Garbage Disposal in Neurons, Eliminating Toxic Brain Proteins in Mice

Neuroscientists say they have developed and tested an agent that reduces the buildup of toxic proteins in animal models of both Parkinson's and Alzheimer's diseases, and improves cognitive ... read more

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