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2014-07-16 16:24:01

ABERDEEN, Scotland and SINGAPORE, July 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- TauRx Therapeutics Ltd [http://www.taurx.com ] announced it has achieved its target enrollment of 833 subjects into one of its two ongoing multi-center Phase III clinical trials of LMTX(TM) [http://taurx.com/lmtx-for-ad ], a tau aggregation inhibitor, for the treatment of Alzheimer's Disease [AD]. This placebo-controlled clinical trial (Protocol TRx-237-015 [http://taurx.com/015-clinical-study.html ]) has...

2014-07-16 16:23:55

20,000 people have taken free online memory checkup since May launch TORONTO, July 16, 2014 /CNW/ - A free online brain health assessment for Canadians worried about their memory reached a milestone today. Cogniciti Inc. reports that 20,000 people have taken the memory checkup after seeing news stories announcing the launch of the free test. While not a diagnostic tool, the 20-minute assessment (available at www.cogniciti.com) is like a temperature check for the mind that will help a person...

2014-07-16 12:28:14

NEW YORK, July 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Alzheimer's disease affects approximately 5.2 million people in the United States alone, and it is the nation's sixth leading cause of death. A cure for this insidious killer has so far proven elusive, but that could soon change as a result of a breakthrough at the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology that sheds light on a key mechanism in the accumulation of protein plaques in the tissue of Alzheimer's disease patients. The...

2014-07-16 08:28:20

Study Results Presented at the Alzheimer's Association International Conference 2014 INDIANAPOLIS, July 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE: LLY) today announced new data showing that beta-amyloid imaging was associated with altered diagnosis and management of patients with Alzheimer's disease. Change in management was observed in both patients who met and did not meet the Appropriate Use Criteria (AUC), which were developed by the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular...

vitamins and alzheimers
2014-07-16 05:45:22

University of Oxford Taking B vitamins doesn't slow mental decline as we age, nor is it likely to prevent Alzheimer's disease, conclude Oxford University researchers who have assembled all the best clinical trial data involving 22,000 people to offer a final answer on this debate. High levels in the blood of a compound called homocysteine have been found in people with Alzheimer's disease, and people with higher levels of homocysteine have been shown to be at increased risk of...

2014-07-16 04:21:29

ATTN: Please refer to www.alz.org/aaic/press.asp or call (312) 335-4078 for individual stories included here that were presented before Wednesday, July 16, and have come off embargo. COPENHAGEN, Denmark, July 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- New studies reported at the Alzheimer's Association International Conference 2014 (AAIC® 2014) in Copenhagen cover the spectrum of Alzheimer's disease and dementia research. Data includes advances in early detection and diagnosis, identifying...

2014-07-16 04:21:24

- New Brain Protein Connected for First Time to Cognitive Decline and Alzheimer's Disease. COPENHAGEN, Denmark, July 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Results from four research studies reported as "developing topics" at the Alzheimer's Association International Conference(®) 2014 (AAIC(®) 2014) in Copenhagen include significant advances in evidence regarding treatment and early detection of Alzheimer's disease and dementia, as well as new ideas in the basic brain science of dementia that...

2014-07-15 12:28:31

Two drugs to be studied in North America and Europe in volunteers at high risk for disease COPENHAGEN, Denmark, July 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Researchers from the Banner Alzheimer's Institute (BAI) today announced a partnership with Novartis in a pioneering medical trial to determine whether two investigational anti-amyloid drugs--an active immunotherapy and an oral medication--can prevent or delay the emergence of symptoms of Alzheimer's in people at particularly high risk for...

2014-07-15 12:28:19

A genetic variant conveys significant protection MONTREAL, July 15 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - Judes Poirier, PhD, C.Q., from the Douglas Mental Health Institute and McGill University in Montréal (Canada) and his team have discovered that a relatively frequent genetic variant actually conveys significant protection against the common form of Alzheimer's disease and can delay the onset of the disease by as much as 4 years. This discovery opens new avenues for treatment against this...

2014-07-15 04:22:22

ABERDEEN, Scotland and SINGAPORE, July 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- TauRx Therapeutics Ltd [http://www.taurx.com ] today announced it has achieved its target enrolment of 833 subjects into one of its two ongoing multi-centre Phase III clinical trials of LMTX(TM) [http://taurx.com/lmtx-for-ad ], a tau aggregation inhibitor, for the treatment of Alzheimer's Disease [AD]. This placebo-controlled clinical trial (Protocol TRx-237-015 [http://taurx.com/015-clinical-study.html ]) has...


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