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2014-04-04 12:28:09

WASHINGTON, April 4, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The pain and helplessness of those suffering from the ravages of Alzheimer's disease (AD)--a fatal, degenerative condition for which there is currently no cure nor any effective treatment-- is the basis for a bipartisan bill unveiled in the House of Representatives today by U.S. Reps. Chris Smith (R-NJ) and Chaka Fattah (D-PA). The bill, HRes. 489, calls on the U.S. to both engage in and lead a coordinated, international effort to advance...

2014-04-01 16:26:05

PITTSBURGH, April 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Patent describes the discovery of several candidate drug molecules which can stop the effects of the brain protein that appears to play a major role in development of Alzheimer's disease. CogRx has pioneered the use of disease-relevant screening technology that closely models the pathology of neurodegenerative diseases and novel, high-quality CNS-biased chemical libraries. These platforms can predict behavioral efficacy of candidate drugs in...

2014-04-01 14:14:26

Blood pressure, glucose and cholesterol in 18- to 30-year-olds predicts decline Young adults with such cardiac risk factors as high blood pressure and elevated glucose levels have significantly worse cognitive function in middle age, according to a new study by dementia researchers at UC San Francisco. The findings bolster the view that diseases like Alzheimer's develop over an individual's lifespan and may be set in motion early in life. And they offer hope that young adults may be...

2014-04-01 12:33:44

LONDON, April 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com just published a new market research report:Alzheimer's Pipeline Drugs Review, Alzheimer's Disease Drug Market & Forecast - Global Analysis Alzheimer's disease drug market is on the curvature stage. Since 2003, there is not any single "magic bullet" launched in the market to prevent or cure it. However, all current marketed products are going to be generic in the next 3-4 years. There are high unmet medical needs....

2014-03-31 12:29:15

Genesis Raised Funds and Awareness for Alzheimer's Disease as Silver National Team in 2013 KENNETT SQUARE, Pa., March 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Genesis HealthCare, one of the nation's largest providers of skilled nursing and rehabilitation, announced today that the company raised $275,000 in 2013 to support the Alzheimer's Association Walk to End Alzheimer's(®) as a Silver National Team. Walk to End Alzheimer's is the nation's largest event to raise awareness and funds for...

2014-03-31 08:29:05

MELBOURNE, Australia, March 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Prana Biotechnology (ASX:PBT/NASDAQ:PRAN) has today released the top line results of the 12-month Phase II Imaging trial in Alzheimer's Disease ("IMAGINE" Trial), based on draft results. Prana's PBT2 did not meet its primary endpoint of a statistically significant reduction in the levels of beta-amyloid plaques in the brains of prodromal/mild Alzheimer's disease patients, as measured using PiB-PET Standardized Uptake Value...

2014-03-29 23:02:55

Bryan W. Brickner highlights numerous 2014 research articles (and one old one) from the National Institutes of Health regarding Alzheimer’s disease ~ a relentless enemy worthy of mimicry ~ and one’s cannabinoid system. Chicago, IL (PRWEB) March 29, 2014 “There’s a political cannabinoid boon happening,” opened Bryan W. Brickner, publisher of The Cannabis Papers: A citizen’s guide to cannabinoids (2011), “and this month the evidence is in our blood.” In Passing the...

2014-03-27 23:01:42

Experts to address a variety of topical subjects, including the connection between Diabetes and dementia; and the growing effect of Alzheimer’s disease on women. Houston, TX (PRWEB) March 27, 2014 Mind Heart Soul Ministry and Lakewood Church invite the community to attend open-to-the-public workshops on Saturday, April 5 at 9:00 a.m., designed to help families affected by dementia. The no-cost event will address topics many in America are facing: caregiving, dementia and Alzheimer’s,...

2014-03-26 23:27:09

Ecumen Awakenings emphasizes managing dementia without highly sedating drugs. Between 2010 and 2013, Ecumen Awakenings achieved a 97% reduction in the use of psychotropic medications, decreasing dosage or discontinuing use of more than 1,000 of these potentially harmful drugs. Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN (PRWEB) March 26, 2014 Ecumen, one of the nation’s largest nonprofit providers of senior housing and aging services headquartered in Shoreview, Minn., received national recognition as...

2014-03-26 23:04:13

Home Care Assistance is recognized as one of the top home care agencies in North America based on client satisfaction. Palo Alto, CA (PRWEB) March 26, 2014 Home Care Assistance, a leading provider of in-home care for seniors, is honored to receive the 2014 Home Care Pulse and Best of Home Care Endorsed National Provider awards. As a Home Care Pulse and Best of Home Care Endorsed National Provider, Home Care Assistance is recognized as one of the top home care businesses in North America...


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