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2013-05-15 23:03:02

MetLife Foundation today announced the recipients of its 2013 Awards for Medical Research in Alzheimer´s Disease: Yueming Li, Ph.D., member and professor, Sloan-Kettering Institute and director and professor, Graduate Program in Pharmacology, Weill Medical College of Cornell University, and Lennart Mucke, M.D., director, Gladstone Institute of Neurological Disease, Joseph B. Martin Distinguished Professor of Neuroscience and professor of Neurology, University of California, San...

2013-05-07 16:18:57

Scientists´ picture of how a gene strongly linked to Alzheimer´s disease harms the brain may have to be revised, researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have found. People with harmful forms of the APOE gene have up to 12 times the risk of developing Alzheimer´s disease compared with those who have other variations of the gene. Many researchers believe that the memory loss and cognitive problems of Alzheimer´s result from the buildup over...

Researchers Find Alzheimer’s Biomarkers
2013-05-01 14:21:32

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Researchers from Australia´s Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation“¯(CSIRO) are reporting significant progress in developing a blood test that can predict the onset of Alzheimer´s in an individual. According to their report in the journal Molecular Psychiatry, the researchers said they have identified several biomarkers that are associated with the toxic build-up of beta amyloid, a brain...

Alzheimer's Disease: Protective Gene Variant Sheds Light On Potential New Treatment
2013-04-26 04:44:04

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online New research published Thursday in the journal Neuron sheds new light on the molecular causes of Alzheimer´s disease, while also revealing a potential new therapy which could help prevent cognitive decline and brain damage during the early stages of the neurodegenerative disorder. The study focuses on a variant of a gene known as CD33, which typically contributes to Alzheimer´s disease by inhibiting the ability of a...

2013-04-22 08:20:01

New IBN Peptides May Help Researchers Combat Alzheimer's, Diabetes and CancerSingapore, Apr 22, 2013 - (ACN Newswire) - Amyloids, or fibrous aggregates of abnormally folded proteins, are a common feature in degenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's, diabetes and cancer. Amyloids occur naturally in the body, but despite decades of research, their mechanism of formation remains unknown, hampering drug development efforts. Now, a new class of ultrasmall peptides developed by the Institute of...

2013-04-18 21:49:11

TAU reveals the missing link between brain patterns and Alzheimer's Evidence indicates that the accumulation of amyloid-beta proteins, which form the plaques found in the brains of Alzheimer's patients, is critical for the development of Alzheimer's disease, which impacts 5.4 million Americans. And not just the quantity, but also the quality of amyloid-beta peptides is crucial for Alzheimer's initiation. The disease is triggered by an imbalance in two different amyloid species – in...

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...


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