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Study Suggests Brain Blood Vessel Cells May Be Therapeutic Targets For Alzheimer's Disease
2013-12-13 14:28:51

NIH/National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke A study in mice shows how a breakdown of the brain's blood vessels may amplify or cause problems associated with Alzheimer's disease. The results published in Nature Communications suggest that blood vessel cells called pericytes may provide novel targets for treatments and diagnoses. "This study helps show how the brain's vascular system may contribute to the development of Alzheimer's disease," said study leader Berislav V....

2013-12-03 23:02:00

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital scientists identify enzyme that could lead to better diagnosis and treatment of Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders. Memphis, Tenn. (PRWEB) December 03, 2013 St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital scientists have identified an enzyme that can halt or possibly even reverse the build-up of toxic protein fragments known as plaques in the brains of mice with Alzheimer’s disease. The research appeared in a recent edition of the scientific...

2013-11-11 21:27:19

Patients with traumatic brain injury (TBI) had increased deposits of β-Amyloid (Aβ) plaques, a hallmark of Alzheimer Disease (AD), in some areas of their brains in a study by Young T. Hong, Ph.D., of the University of Cambridge, England, and colleagues. There may be epidemiological or pathophysiological (changes because of injury) links between TBI and AD, and Aβ plaques are found in as many as 30 percent of patients who die in the acute phase after a TBI. The plaques appear within...

2013-11-07 23:34:09

Solex LLC. (http://www.solex-biomedical.com) has licensed a peptide-based technology for the diagnostic visualization of amyloid burden in patients with amyloid-related diseases by using molecular imaging techniques. This 31 amino acid, synthetic peptide p5 can be easily produced for human use, and can be used in most hospitals world wide for the detection of Amyloidosis. Knoxville, Tennessee (PRWEB) November 07, 2013 Solex LLC. has licensed a peptide-based technology for the diagnostic...

2013-11-04 13:46:24

Researchers at Chalmers University of Technology in Sweden, together with researchers at the Polish Wroclaw University of Technology, have made a discovery that may lead to the curing of diseases such as Alzheimer's, Parkinson's and Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (the so called mad cow disease) through photo therapy. The researchers discovered, as they show in the journal Nature Photonics, that it is possible to distinguish aggregations of the proteins, believed to cause the diseases, from the...

Alzheimer's Linked To Poor Sleep
2013-10-22 09:04:56

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new study published in JAMA Neurology has found a possible association between poor sleep and Alzheimer’s disease. Though the researchers at The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health have found indications of this link, they’re not yet sure if poor sleep increases one’s risk of developing Alzheimer’s or vice versa. Build ups of beta amyloid plaque have been found to be a precursor to Alzheimer’s disease. After...

2013-10-17 11:44:14

Johns Hopkins researchers identify biomarkers in spinal fluid Johns Hopkins researchers say that by measuring levels of certain proteins in cerebrospinal fluid (CSF), they can predict when people will develop the cognitive impairment associated with Alzheimer's disease years before the first symptoms of memory loss appear. Identifying such biomarkers could provide a long-sought tool to guide earlier use of potential drug treatments to prevent or halt the progression of Alzheimer's while...


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