Soon, an eye examination may be all that is needed to confirm a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease, according to researchers at Duke’s Health. 4 PM production | Shutterstock Duke Eye Center recently recruited and studied the retinas of over 200 individuals to see if there were any differences between those with Alzheimer’s and those without. […]Continue Reading ...
Researchers from the Duke Eye Center have shown that a new, non-invasive imaging device can see signs of Alzheimer’s disease in a matter of seconds. The researchers found that the small blood vessels in the retina at the back of the eye are altered in patients with Alzheimer’s. And they showed that they can distinguish […]Continue Reading ...
A diet containing compounds found in green tea and carrots reversed Alzheimer’s-like symptoms in mice genetically programmed to develop the disease, USC researchers say. Researchers emphasize that the study, recently published in the Journal of Biological Chemistry, was in mice, and many mouse discoveries never translate into human treatments. Nevertheless, the findings lend credence to […]Continue Reading ...
Alzheimer’s disease and dementia is fast becoming an important presence. A new survey released as part of the Alzheimer’s Association’s 2019 Alzheimer’s Disease Facts and Figures report has revealed that there is often a delay in seeking help for dementia and associated cognitive decline. Image Credit: Lightspring / Shutterstock Joanne Pike, chief program officer at […]Continue Reading ...
Whilst analyzing a number of plant extracts, scientists have discovered that Yerba santa (Eriodictyon californicum) has notable neuroprotective properties. Yerba santa, also known as the ‘Holy Herb’, may have important implications for patients with Alzheimer’s disease. Sundry Photography | Shutterstock Alzheimer’s disease affects around 50 million people every year, and this figure is expected to […]Continue Reading ...
Tau pathology occurs when the normal cellular protein, tau, misfolds and forms insoluble fibrils. It is found in the brains of sufferers of more than 20 different neurodegenerative diseases, of which Alzheimer’s disease is the most common. Tau pathy is increasingly thought to be an important driver of disease progression. Recent studies demonstrate that tau […]Continue Reading ...
Diagram of the brain of a person with Alzheimer’s Disease. Credit: Wikipedia/public domain. A team of researchers from Australia, the U.K. and Sweden has found a possible method to test blood samples for Alzheimer’s disease before symptoms appear. In their paper published in the journal Science Advances, the group describes their testing system and its […]Continue Reading ...
Credit: Louisiana State University Dr. Paul Harch, Clinical Professor and Director of Hyperbaric Medicine at LSU Health New Orleans School of Medicine, and Dr. Edward Fogarty, Chairman of Radiology at the University of North Dakota School of Medicine, report the first PET scan-documented case of improvement in brain metabolism in Alzheimer’s disease in a patient […]Continue Reading ...
What changes in the brain are caused by Alzheimer’s disease? How do these changes differ from those observed in the normal aging process? Researchers from the CNRS, the école pratique des hautes études (EPHE) and the University of Valencia (Spain) explored these questions by analyzing over 4,000 MRI scans of healthy and diseased brains using […]Continue Reading ...
Doctors are encouraging women not to be alarmed by a new study linking the use of hormone replacement therapy (HRT) with a slightly increased risk of Alzheimer’s disease. i viewfinder | Shutterstock The Royal College of GPs says the research does not prove that HRT causes Alzheimer’s disease and that women who are using the […]Continue Reading ...
Feb 26 2019 In a study of older people with no clinical diagnosis or signs of dementia when hospitalized to repair hip fractures, Johns Hopkins researchers say they found biomarkers of Alzheimer’s disease in most of the patients’ spinal fluid samples. The researchers say results of their study add to evidence that brain alterations that […]Continue Reading ...
PET scan of a human brain with Alzheimer’s disease. Credit: public domain Nearly 50 million people worldwide have Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia. While age is the greatest risk factor for developing the disease, researchers believe most Alzheimer’s cases occur as a result of complex interactions among genes and other factors. But those […]Continue Reading ...
Researchers from the Institute of Neurosciences of the University of Barcelona (UBNeuro) have identified a potential therapeutic strategy to treat Alzheimer’s, according to a study published in Journal of Neuroscience. The study shows, in a model of the illness in mice, that astrocytes -a type of cells in the brain- are able to release proteins […]Continue Reading ...
Reduced amounts of slow brain waves – the kind that occur in deep, refreshing sleep – are associated with high levels of the toxic brain protein tau. This computer-generated image maps the areas where the link is strongest, in shades of red and orange. A new study from Washington University School of Medicine in St. […]Continue Reading ...
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