Latest Alzheimer Society of Canada Stories

2013-04-18 12:15:11

Close family members of people with Alzheimer's disease are more than twice as likely as those without a family history to develop silent buildup of brain plaques associated with Alzheimer's disease, according to researchers at Duke Medicine. The study, published online in the journal PLOS ONE on April 17, 2013, confirms earlier findings on a known genetic variation that increases one's risk for Alzheimer's, and raises new questions about other genetic factors involved in the disease that...

Gene Discovered That Triples Risk Of Alzheimer's Disease
2012-11-15 15:08:47

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online A group of researchers from 44 different institutions around the world, including scientists from the Mayo Clinic, the University of Toronto, and the University of Nottingham, recently discovered a gene that almost triples the risk of developing Alzheimer´s disease. The international group of scientists utilized the Nottingham ARUK DNA bank, one of the biggest collections of DNA pooled from Alzheimer´s patients....

2012-11-08 00:54:51

'In silico search for an endogenous anti-Alzheimer's molecule -- Screening amino acid metabolic pathways' published today in the Canadian Journal of Chemistry Researchers at Dalhousie University have discovered a new technique using "computer-aided" drug design that may lead to an entirely new approach in the treatment of Alzheimer's disease (AD). "Alzheimer's is a devastating disease for which no truly disease-modifying drugs are available. Our approach is completely novel. We explore...

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