The reddish-blue mouse neurons in this image have reentered the cell cycle after exposure to amyloid beta oligomers, and thus are primed for death. Credit: Erin Kodis and George Bloom About 50 percent of people who reach the age of 85 will develop Alzheimer’s disease. Most will die within about five years of exhibiting the […]Continue Reading ...
Credit: CC0 Public Domain Testing how well people remember past events in their lives could help medical professionals make early predictions about who is at risk for developing Alzheimer’s disease, according to a new study from the University of Arizona. Researchers administered an “autobiographical memory” test to a group of 35 healthy adults, about half […]Continue Reading ...
Persons with Alzheimer’s disease (AD) are more often hospitalized after antibiotic initiation than people without AD, a new study from the University of Eastern Finland shows. The risk of hospitalization was 40 percent higher for persons with Alzheimer’s disease. The findings were published in Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease. Out of individual antibiotics, persons with Alzheimer’s […]Continue Reading ...
Credit: CC0 Public Domain After experiencing the world as a woman with Alzheimer’s disease, Ana Lebron took off her virtual reality headset and began to cry. She couldn’t pinpoint which part of the experience left her in tears. After all, she works with Alzheimer’s patients every day as an activities coordinator at assisted living facility […]Continue Reading ...
Greg Van Stavern, MD, (seated) and Rajendra Apte, MD, PhD, examine Kathleen Eisterhold’s eyes, using technology that one day may make it possible to screen patients for Alzheimer’s disease during an eye exam. In a small study, the eye test was able to detect the presence of Alzheimer’s damage in older patients with no symptoms […]Continue Reading ...
In this March 23, 2017 photo provided by the Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, patient Rick Karr is prepared for treatment at the facility in Toronto, Canada. Karr was the first Alzheimer’s patient treated with focused ultrasound to open the blood-brain barrier. Scientists are using ultrasound waves to temporarily jiggle an opening in the brain’s protective […]Continue Reading ...
Scientists at the University of Florida have found that a modified version of an immune cell protein could be used as a treatment for Alzheimer’s disease. Image Credit: Rost9 / Shutterstock In a mouse model of the disease, the researchers found that a soluble version of toll-like receptor 5 (TLR5) reduced the accumulation of the […]Continue Reading ...
Researchers at the University of Florida have discovered that a modified version of an important immune cell protein could be used to treat Alzheimer’s disease. The study, which will be published August 29 in the Journal of Experimental Medicine, reveals that soluble versions of a protein called TLR5 can reduce the buildup of amyloid plaques […]Continue Reading ...
For many years amyloid β protein was considered to be a promising therapeutic target in Alzheimer’s disease but, for a long time, research results were very disappointing. The protein, which, together with tau protein, is regarded as a significant biomarker for Alzheimer’s disease, has now made a comeback. Also, a recent Phase III study conducted […]Continue Reading ...
Diagram of the brain of a person with Alzheimer’s Disease. Credit: Wikipedia/public domain. Two new studies published by investigators from Brigham and Women’s Hospital illustrate that not all forms of amyloid-beta (Aβ) protein—the protein thought to initiate Alzheimer’s disease—play an equally menacing role in the progress of the disease. Using a new way of preparing […]Continue Reading ...
TUESDAY, Sept. 11, 2018 — Feeling drowsy during the day might mean you have an increased risk for Alzheimer’s, new research suggests. The long-term study included 123 adults with an average age of 60 when the study began. The findings showed that those who were very sleepy during the day had a nearly threefold increased […]Continue Reading ...
September is World Alzheimer’s Awareness Month and a new project in collaboration with UP Health System Portage investigates how technology can assist doctors in earlier diagnosis of the neurodegenerative disease. Alzheimer’s is the most common form of dementia. The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports as many as five million Americans had the […]Continue Reading ...
INDIANAPOLIS, Sept. 5, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE: LLY) and Avid Radiopharmaceuticals, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Lilly, today announced that a Phase 3 study of flortaucipir F 18, a Positron Emission Tomography (PET) imaging agent, met its two primary endpoints, defined as predicting brain tau pathology and predicting Alzheimer’s disease […]Continue Reading ...
Diagram of the brain of a person with Alzheimer’s Disease. Credit: Wikipedia/public domain. CHICAGO -Reduced levels of plasmalogens—a class of lipids created in the liver that are integral to cell membranes in the brain—are associated with an increased risk of Alzheimer’s Disease, according to new research presented this week at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference […]Continue Reading ...
THURSDAY, Aug. 23, 2018 — An eye exam might spot people with Alzheimer’s disease before they show any symptoms, researchers report. “All of us have a small area devoid of blood vessels in the center of our retinas that is responsible for our most precise vision. We found that this zone lacking blood vessels was […]Continue Reading ...
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