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2009-08-12 10:32:00

BROOMFIELD, Colo., Aug. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Accera, Inc., a biotechnology company delivering breakthrough therapies in central nervous system (CNS) disorders, announced today publication of a scientific paper in the peer-reviewed journal Nutrition & Metabolism. The paper, entitled "Study of the ketogenic agent AC-1202 in mild to moderate Alzheimer's disease: a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, multicenter trial" suggests that daily administration of AC-1202 (Axona(TM)) can...

2009-07-16 08:36:48

 Researchers from Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) have shown that disclosing genetic risk information to adult children of patients with Alzheimer's disease (AD) who request this information does not result in significant short-term psychological distress. The report from the REVEAL Study*, which appears in the July 16 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine, is the first randomized trial to disclose to participants whether or not they carried the ÃŽµ4...

2009-07-16 08:30:00

When people learn they are predisposed to Alzheimer's disease, any depression or anxiety is not long lasting, a new study indicates.These findings help address a longstanding debate about whether learning such information might cause lasting psychological harm, at least among those with a family history of Alzheimer's disease, says Scott Roberts, a University of Michigan researcher at the School of Public Health and co-author of the study findings, which appear today in the New England...

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2009-07-15 12:10:00

A large study of patients with mild cognitive impairment revealed that results from cognitive tests and brain scans can work as an early warning system for the subsequent development of Alzheimer's disease.The research found that among 85 participants in the study with mild cognitive impairment, those with low scores on a memory recall test and low glucose metabolism in particular brain regions, as detected through positron emission tomography (PET), had a 15-fold greater risk of developing...

2009-07-14 08:45:00

VIENNA, July 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Eating a "heart healthy" diet and maintaining or increasing participation in moderate physical activity may help preserve our memory and thinking abilities as we age, according to new research reported today at the Alzheimer's Association 2009 International Conference on Alzheimer's Disease (ICAD 2009) in Vienna. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090529/ICADLOGO ) "We can't do anything about aging or family history, but research...

2009-07-14 10:20:00

Eating a "heart healthy" diet and maintaining or increasing participation in moderate physical activity may help preserve our memory and thinking abilities as we age, according to new research reported today at the Alzheimer's Association 2009 International Conference on Alzheimer's Disease (ICAD 2009) in Vienna."We can't do anything about aging or family history, but research continues to show us that there are lifestyle decisions we all can make to keep our brains healthier, and that also...

2009-07-14 06:08:00

BROOMFIELD, Colo., July 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Accera, Inc., a biotechnology company delivering breakthrough therapies in central nervous system diseases, today announced further evidence for genetic interactions impacting the efficacy of the ketogenic compound AC-1202 (Axona(TM)) in Alzheimer's disease. New data from the company's previously completed double-blind, placebo-controlled trial in patients with mild-to-moderate Alzheimer's disease demonstrates an interaction between two genetic...

2009-04-09 14:01:32

British researchers suggest brain activity already present in young people may be associated later with Alzheimer's disease. The study, published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, may be a step towards a diagnostic test to identify individuals at risk for Alzheimer's. The Oxford University and Imperial College London researchers used functional magnetic resonance imaging to compare activity inside the brains of 36 volunteers aged between 20 and 35 years -- 18 carrying at...

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2009-04-07 11:21:59

Researchers have discovered that brain activity changes in young adulthood may serve as a reliable warning sign for developing dementia in the future. Scientists from the University of Oxford and Imperial College London used brain imaging to find clues as to why certain people develop Alzheimer's Disease. Previous studies have shown that the gene called ApoE4 increased the risk of Alzheimer's in patients, but researchers in the new study found that the mutation also accounted for heightened...

2009-01-16 10:29:25

Amsterdam, The Netherlands and Sun City, AZ, USA, January 15, 2009 "“ Researchers at Banner Health's Sun Health Research Institute have uncovered evidence that Alzheimer's disease (AD) may be clinically confirmed in patients with apolipoprotein E2 homozygote. The results of their study are published in the January 2009 issue of the Journal of Alzheimer's Disease.Apolipoprotein E2 homozygote has been associated with a protective effect against AD and contributes to delaying the onset of...


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