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2014-03-06 13:14:57

Three promising biomarkers being studied to detect Alzheimer's disease in its early stages appear to undergo a surprising shift as patients develop symptoms of dementia, researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis report. Scientists use the biomarkers to assess brain changes linked to the disease in research volunteers. The levels of markers of neuronal injury increase in the spinal fluid for a decade or more before the onset of dementia, but in a new twist, the...

2014-03-05 16:26:16

Study attributes more than 500,000 annual deaths to Alzheimer's disease WASHINGTON, March 5, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, Neurology - the official journal of the American Academy of Neurology and a leading peer-reviewed publication - published a groundbreaking study from researchers at the Rush Alzheimer's Disease Center in Chicago that attributes more than 500,000 deaths in 2010 to Alzheimer's disease - an amount more than six times the number reported by the Centers for...

2014-03-05 12:27:31

LEARN Project will Track Cognitive Change in a Comparison Group of Older Individuals, and Initiate the First Tau Imaging Study in a Longitudinal Prevention Trial CHICAGO, March 5, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Alzheimer's Association today announced its largest ever research grant - $8 million over four years - to support the Longitudinal Evaluation of Amyloid Risk and Neurodegeneration (LEARN) study as a companion study to the Anti-Amyloid Treatment in Asymptomatic Alzheimer's...

2014-03-05 10:35:00

Stem cells from patients offer model and drug-discovery platform for early-onset form of disease Harvard stem cell scientists have successfully converted skins cells from patients with early-onset Alzheimer's into the types of neurons that are affected by the disease, making it possible for the first time to study this leading form of dementia in living human cells. This may also make it possible to develop therapies far more quickly and accurately than before. The research, led by...

2014-03-05 08:29:37

Discoveries Could Have Implications in the Diagnosis, Monitoring and Treatment of Alzheimer's Disease, Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy and Traumatic Brain Injury SAN DIEGO, March 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Aethlon Medical, Inc. (OTCQX:AEMD), and its diagnostic subsidiary, Exosome Sciences, Inc. (ESI), announced today that its researchers have successfully isolated brain-specific biomarkers associated with a variety of neurodegenerative disorders. The discoveries could have implications...

2014-03-03 16:25:35

HARRISBURG, Pa., March 3, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pennsylvania Department of Aging today announced it will sponsor a seminar at the Pennsylvania Home Show on Thursday, March 6, at 2 p.m. entitled, "Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia: Preparing to be a Caregiver." The information session will be presented by Candy Yingling, an early stage coordinator at the Alzheimer's Association - Greater PA Chapter, and will provide suggestions for caregivers and families, once the...

2014-03-03 08:30:51

NEW YORK, March 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Intra-Cellular Therapies, Inc. (NASDAQ: ITCI), a biopharmaceutical company focused on the development of therapeutics for central nervous system (CNS) disorders, today announced the initiation of ITI-007-200, a Phase I/II clinical trial designed to evaluate the safety, tolerability and pharmacokinetics of low doses of its lead drug candidate, ITI-007, in healthy geriatric subjects and in patients with dementia, including Alzheimer's disease....

2014-02-28 08:25:07

-- All development and commercialization rights of ELND005 drug candidate have been transferred to an Irish-domiciled company ("Irish Subsidiary") -- Transition has acquired 100% of the common shares of Irish Subsidiary -- Irish Subsidiary will be responsible for the future development and commercialization of ELND005 for all disease indications -- Affiliates of Perrigo Company plc ("Perrigo") will...

2014-02-28 08:23:18

DUBLIN, February 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/l77qff/alzheimers ) has announced the addition of the "Concise Analysis of the International Alzheimer's Drugs Review, Alzheimer's Disease Drug Market" [http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/l77qff/alzheimers ] report to their offering. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 ) Alzheimer's disease drug market is on the curvature stage....

2014-02-27 23:04:50

Home Care Assistance, the leading provider of live-in care, has unveiled a new update to their website that offers clients a greater wealth of information, direct access to local care contacts and a cutting-edge mobile experience unparalleled in the senior care industry. Palo Alto, CA (PRWEB) February 27, 2014 Home Care Assistance, North America’s leading provider of in-home care, is proud to announce the launch of a fresh new website and enhanced user experience at...