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2014-07-29 23:02:07

A team of scientists, led by Western University of Health Sciences Professor Doug Ethell, PhD, has developed a blood test for Alzheimer’s disease risk that may lead to earlier detection and the development of Alzheimer’s disease interventions, according to an article published July 29, 2014. Pomona, California (PRWEB) July 29, 2014 A team of scientists, led by Western University of Health Sciences Professor Doug Ethell, PhD, has developed a blood test for Alzheimer’s disease risk...

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...

2014-07-10 08:29:02

OSAKA, Japan and DURHAM, N.C., July 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited ("Takeda") and its partner, Zinfandel Pharmaceuticals, Inc. ("Zinfandel"), will present data during multiple poster and oral sessions at the upcoming Alzheimer's Association International Conference(®) 2014 (AAIC(®)), taking place in Copenhagen, Denmark from July 12-17, 2014. "Studies show that individuals with mild cognitive impairment--a slight, although noticeable and measurable...

Exercise Keeps Hippocampus Healthy In People At Risk For Alzheimer's Disease
2014-04-23 15:09:22

University of Maryland Maintaining hippocampus volume is key to delaying cognitive decline and onset of dementia symptoms in those with genetic risk for Alzheimer's A study of older adults at increased risk for Alzheimer's disease shows that moderate physical activity may protect brain health and stave off shrinkage of the hippocampus– the brain region responsible for memory and spatial orientation that is attacked first in Alzheimer's disease. Dr. J. Carson Smith, a kinesiology...

Alzheimer's Risk Higher For Women Due To Gene Variant
2014-04-16 10:21:00

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online New research from scientists at Stanford University has revealed a genetic variant that raises the risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease in women, but not in men. After analyzing information on numerous older individuals who were followed over time, the scientists recognized a genetic variant called ApoE4 that conveyed the sex-specific elevated risk level, according to their report in the Annals of Neurology. While more women...

2014-03-24 08:27:59

The Jeffrey Epstein VI Foundation backs a critical study that advances Alzheimer's as the 3rd leading cause of death in the United States. NEW YORK, March 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The science philanthropist, Jeffrey Epstein, founder of the Program for Evolutionary Dynamics at Harvard University, and prominent supporter of the Alzheimer's Association, has backed and highlighted a critical study showing that Alzheimer's is no longer the 6th leading cause of death in the United States,...

Blood Test Shows Risk Of Alzheimer’s Disease, Cognitive Decline
2014-03-11 09:34:17

April Flowers for redOrbit.com – Your Universe Online A new study, led by Georgetown University, reveals that a blood test has been discovered and validated that can predict, with 90 percent accuracy, if a healthy person will develop mild cognitive impairment or Alzheimer's disease within three years. The study, published in Nature Medicine, indicates the possibility of developing treatment strategies for Alzheimer's at an earlier stage. Therapy at these earlier stages would be more...

Pesticide Banned In The USA Linked To Alzheimer's Disease
2014-01-29 07:46:56

Rebekah Eliason for redOrbit.com – Your Universe Online For over 40 years scientists have recognized that DDT, a synthetic pesticide, harms bird habitats and is a threat to the environment. Although DDT was banned in the United States in 1972, other countries continue to use it as a pesticide. According to a new study from Rutgers University, exposure to DDT may cause increased risk and severity of Alzheimer’s disease. This is particularly true for people over 60 years of age. As...

Gene Variation In Mild Cognitive Impairment Associated With Brain Atrophy
2014-01-14 10:09:03

Radiological Society of North America The presence of a gene variant in people with mild cognitive impairment (MCI) is associated with accelerated rates of brain atrophy, according to a new study published online in the journal Radiology. The study focused on the gene apolipoprotein E (APOE), the most important genetic factor known in non-familial Alzheimer's disease (AD). APOE has different alleles, or gene variations, said the study's senior author, Jeffrey R. Petrella, M.D.,...


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