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2014-01-22 12:27:21

LONDON, Jan. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com just published a new market research report:Alzheimer's Disease Therapeutics Market to 2019 - Early Stage Innovation Points to Disease Modifying Therapies and Market Transformation Alzheimer's Disease Therapeutics Market to 2019 - Early Stage Innovation Points to Disease Modifying Therapies and Market TransformationSummaryGBI Research has released its pharmaceuticals report, "Alzheimer's Disease Therapeutics Market to...

2014-01-22 10:56:45

Alzheimer's disease can reach epidemic range in the coming decades, by the increasing average age of society.There are two key issues for Alzheimer's disease: there is currently no effective treatment and it has been described very few associated genetic changes (mutations) which reduces the number of targets for future therapies. Alzheimer's disease Pathologically, Alzheimer's disease is characterized by the accumulation of protein deposits in the brain of patients. These deposits are...

2014-01-22 08:29:18

TSX: AMF TORONTO, Jan. 22, 2014 /CNW/ - Amorfix Life Sciences Ltd. announced today that the Company has signed an agreement with a major global pharmaceutical company to use the human Alzheimer's disease diagnostic assay in phase 1 clinical studies. Amorfix has granted its collaborator access to its proprietary EP-AD assay technology and the Company will complete assay optimization and validation prior to using the assay as part of a clinical trial to investigate the effects...

2014-01-22 08:29:15

"Highway to Help" Focuses on Raising Awareness and Research Funding CLEVELAND and CHATTANOOGA, Tenn., Jan. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A unique group of individuals from disparate backgrounds are joining forces to raise awareness and capital for Alzheimer research. The team is led by Byron Defoor, Grace Healthcare and Brian Johnson, AC/DC lead singer, among others. As part of the Fifty Plus Racing team, this group has come together to support the Highway to Help program. The campaign...

2014-01-20 12:26:21

Study uncovers role of Neuroligin-1 protein Cleveland Clinic researchers have identified a protein in the brain that plays a critical role in the memory loss seen in Alzheimer's patients, according to a study to be published in the journal Nature Neuroscience and posted online today. The protein – Neuroligin-1 (NLGN1) – is known to be involved in memory formation; this is the first time it's been linked to amyloid-associated memory loss. In Alzheimer's disease, amyloid beta...

2014-01-17 08:23:14

Radford, Va., Jan. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Radford University is working with CCR (Commonwealth Care of Roanoke, Inc.), which has 12 long-term care centers across Virginia, to examine the effectiveness of bright light exposure for individuals with dementia. This study is being funded by the Virginia Alzheimer's and Related Diseases Research Award Fund. Many older adults with dementia living in long-term care facilities experience depression and agitation. Current treatments for...

2014-01-16 23:27:40

Study indicates potential for TauC3 to be disease-modifying. Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey (PRWEB) January 16, 2014 Intellect Neurosciences, Inc. (OTCBB:ILNS), a biopharmaceutical company engaged in the discovery and development of disease-modifying therapeutic and diagnostic agents for the treatment of Alzheimer's and other neurological diseases, today announced it obtained proof of concept in a preclinical Alzheimer's model for its TauC3 monoclonal antibody indicating its...

2014-01-16 20:22:21

WASHINGTON, Jan. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- An unprecedented $122 million increase for Alzheimer's research, education, outreach and caregiver support stemming from the efforts of Alzheimer's Association advocates was passed swiftly by Congress today. The Alzheimer's Association commends the bipartisan work of our elected officials to make Alzheimer's disease a national priority. Congress has been engaged in addressing Alzheimer's over the last several years, having...

Heavy Drinking Early Memory Loss
2014-01-16 15:21:06

[ Watch the Video: Booze Really Does Kill Brain Cells ] Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Middle-aged men who consume more than two alcoholic drinks per day may want to consider reducing how much beer, wine or spirits they drink, as a new study in the journal Neurology has found they are at risk for a premature decline in memory function. The study team did not see any significant premature cognitive decline for men who do not drink, ex- drinkers and light or...

2014-01-15 12:25:55

OMAHA, Neb., Jan. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Every day, senior volunteers generously give their time and service to help others. Now here's your chance to give back by nominating a deserving older adult in your community for his or her outstanding service through the Salute to Senior Service(®) program. Sponsored by Home Instead, Inc., the franchisor of the Home Instead Senior Care(® )network, Salute to Senior Service recognizes the invaluable contributions of adults age 65 and...