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2013-07-16 08:30:19

BOSTON, July 16, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Additional analyses from a negative Phase 3 clinical trial of IVIG (intravenous immunoglobulin) in people with mild to moderate Alzheimer's disease were reported today at the Alzheimer's Association International Conference® 2013 (AAIC® 2013) in Boston. "We learn more about Alzheimer's disease from every study," said Maria Carrillo, Ph.D., Alzheimer's Association vice president of Medical and Scientific Relations. "Even negative...

Alzheimer’s Disease And Dementia Explored In New Studies
2013-07-15 18:11:26

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com- -Your Universe Online Alzheimer's disease affects millions of Americans and two new studies have uncovered interesting information about the disease. In one study of almost 500,000 French men and women, people who delayed retirement were found to have less of a risk of developing Alzheimer's or other types of dementia. In the other study of 3.5 million US military veterans, those diagnosed with cancer were less likely to have Alzheimer's and those who...

2013-07-15 16:24:07

BOSTON, July 15, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- An expert panel found that 16 freely accessible online tests for Alzheimer's disease scored poorly on scales of overall scientific validity, reliability and ethical factors, according to new data reported today at the Alzheimer's Association International Conference® 2013 (AAIC® 2013) in Boston. "As many as 80 percent of Internet users, including a growing proportion of older adults, seek health information and diagnoses online,"...

2013-07-15 12:26:03

BOSTON, July 15, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Alzheimer's Association® recognized three leading scientists for their extraordinary contributions in advancing research at the Alzheimer's Association International Conference® (AAIC® 2013) in Boston, Massachusetts. The honorees are: Eckhard Mandelkow, PhD, German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases (DZNE), Bonn, Germany. Eva-Maria Mandelkow MD, PhD, German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases (DZNE), Bonn, Germany....

2013-07-15 12:25:20

280 Experts Contribute to Recommendations on Public Health Actions to Improve Cognitive Health in an Aging America BOSTON, July 15, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Alzheimer's Association® unveiled The Healthy Brain Initiative: The Public Health Road Map for State and National Partnerships, 2013-2018 at the 2013 Alzheimer's Association International Conference (AAIC® 2013) in Boston. The report encourages...

2013-07-15 08:27:36

Three other studies reported at AAIC 2013 illuminate Alzheimer's risk factors, point to potential new strategies for treatment, prevention BOSTON, July 15, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Most kinds of cancer are associated with a significantly decreased risk of Alzheimer's disease, according to a study of 3.5 million veterans reported today at the Alzheimer's Association International Conference® 2013 (AAIC® 2013) in Boston. In addition, the study suggested that chemotherapy...

2013-07-14 08:21:35

BOSTON, July 14, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Results of four research trials investigating new targets for therapies in Alzheimer's disease, and incorporating novel approaches to participant identification and selection, were reported today at the Alzheimer's Association International Conference® 2013 (AAIC® 2013) in Boston. The trials involve four compounds that target physical changes in the brain associated with the development and progression of Alzheimer's disease. Two...

2013-07-14 00:20:19

BOSTON, July 14, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Four programs featured at the Alzheimer's Association International Conference(®) 2013 (AAIC(®) 2013) in Boston are making important efforts to improve early detection and diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease and increase the use of information and support services. Alzheimer's Association chapters are leaders and/or key players in these collaborative efforts with health systems, health care providers, universities and government...

2013-07-12 12:25:54

BOSTON, July 12, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Three studies reported at the Alzheimer's Association International Conference® 2013 (AAIC® 2013) demonstrate the vitality and diversity of Alzheimer's disease research being conducted in Boston, the host city for this year's conference. The three research reports cover: Early-stage drug development for new compounds to reduce beta-amyloid. Identifying genes that impact the rate of decline in Alzheimer's disease. Early...

2013-07-12 00:20:33

BOSTON, July 12, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Alzheimer's Association and the Brin Wojcicki Foundation announced today that massive amounts of new data have been generated by the first "Big Data" project for Alzheimer's disease. The data will be made freely available to researchers worldwide to quickly advance Alzheimer's science. Discussed today at the Alzheimer's Association International Conference (AAIC) 2013 in Boston, the project obtained whole genome sequences on the...