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2014-06-30 11:35:43

Rockefeller University Without a steady supply of blood, neurons can't work. That's why one of the culprits behind Alzheimer's disease is believed to be the persistent blood clots that often form in the brains of Alzheimer's patients, contributing to the condition's hallmark memory loss, confusion and cognitive decline. New experiments in Sidney Strickland's Laboratory of Neurobiology and Genetics at Rockefeller University have identified a compound that might halt the progression of...

2014-06-27 23:02:04

The Alzheimer Society of Ontario is pleased about two key initiatives that have been adapted for a variety of cultural and linguistic communities: Finding Your Way™, a program to prevent wandering incidents, and Shifting Focus: a guide to understanding dementia behaviour. Toronto, Ontario (PRWEB) June 27, 2014 While a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias is devastating for anyone, language and cultural barriers add to the complexities of the disease. On the eve of the...

2014-06-27 19:08:26

American Academy of Neurology Older veterans who have experienced a traumatic brain injury (TBI) are 60 percent more likely to later develop dementia than veterans without TBI, according to a study published in the June 25, 2014, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. The study also found that veterans with a history of TBI developed dementia about two years earlier than those without TBI who had developed dementia. "These findings...

2014-06-26 08:28:23

-Contributions advancing AD clinical trials to be highlighted in a series of diverse presentations- NEWTOWN, Pa., June 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- BioClinica(®), Inc., the world's leading provider of medical imaging and cardiovascular safety services for the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and medical device industries, announced today that their neuroscience clinical trial experts will present recent clinical trial progress on the front against Alzheimer's Disease (AD) at this year's...

2014-06-25 08:30:31

LOUISVILLE, Ky., July 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Neuronetrix will be reporting at AAIC 2014 that neuro-electrophysiological measures recorded using the company's COGNISION(TM) System can be used to differentiate patients with mild Alzheimer's disease from healthy controls. Previous scientific studies have demonstrated the discriminatory power of these measures in highly controlled research environments. Neuronetrix's study demonstrated that these measures can be reliably recorded and...

2014-06-24 16:24:31

WASHINGTON, June 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The House Appropriations Committee passed language today in a bipartisan vote that would support a framework for a global Alzheimer's fund to combat the growing threat of the disease worldwide. Congressman Fattah (D-PA), a Senior Member of the Committee, pushed for the language to be included in the FY 2015 State and Foreign Operations Appropriations bill. Together with Congressman Chris Smith (R-NJ), Fattah introduced related...

Specific Mechanisms Of Alzheimer’s Disease Countered By Cocoa Extract
2014-06-24 03:38:45

Mount Sinai Hospital Insights into mechanisms behind cocoa’s benefit may lead to new treatments or dietary regimens A specific preparation of cocoa-extract called Lavado may reduce damage to nerve pathways seen in Alzheimer’s disease patients’ brains long before they develop symptoms, according to a study conducted at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and published June 20 in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease (JAD). Specifically, the study results, using mice...

2014-06-24 08:20:58

Special Issue Released During Inaugural Alzheimer's & Brain Awareness Month CHICAGO, June 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Our nation's soldiers and veterans represent a population at elevated risk for dementia and cognitive decline, according to findings published in a special issue of Alzheimer's & Dementia: The Journal of the Alzheimer's Association. Research articles in the special issue cite the circumstances of modern war, the consequences of head injury, post-traumatic stress...

2014-06-23 20:21:23

Agreement to fund development of compounds for cognitive impairment associated with Alzheimer's disease and other conditions of the central nervous system SAN DIEGO, June 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Bionomics Limited (ASX:BNO, ADR:BMICY) announces that it has entered into an exclusive Research Collaboration and License Agreement with Merck, known as MSD outside the United States and Canada, for its BNC375 research program targeting cognitive dysfunction associated with Alzheimer's...

2014-06-19 12:26:01

WALNUT CREEK, Calif., June 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- SafeinHome honors the caregivers of people living with dementia, as the Alzheimer's Association kicks off its Longest Day grassroots fundraising campaign on June 21 summer solstice, the year's longest period of sunlight. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140618/119339 The Longest Day honors the "strength, passion and endurance" of those facing Alzheimer's. From sunrise to sunset, teams from around the world will engage...


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