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2014-07-25 16:22:54

BRONX, N.Y., July 25, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A study involving nearly 27,000 older adults on five continents found that nearly 1 in 10 met criteria for pre-dementia based on a simple test that measures how fast people walk and whether they have cognitive complaints. People who tested positive for pre-dementia were twice as likely as others to develop dementia within 12 years. The study, led by scientists at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and...

2014-07-21 23:08:41

A recent study covered in Scientific America spotlights how certain music can be used to alter how the brain processes data. From the theme to ‘The Simpsons’ to ‘Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star,’ various cord combinations were shown to expand the ways people approach problem solving and Dr. Grewal, Ace Medical Group Doctor talks about brain healthy exercise. Rock Hill, South Carolina (PRWEB) July 21, 2014 Dr. Sandeep Grewal, a board certified Internal medicine physician, has been...

2014-07-16 16:24:01

ABERDEEN, Scotland and SINGAPORE, July 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- TauRx Therapeutics Ltd [http://www.taurx.com ] announced it has achieved its target enrollment of 833 subjects into one of its two ongoing multi-center Phase III clinical trials of LMTX(TM) [http://taurx.com/lmtx-for-ad ], a tau aggregation inhibitor, for the treatment of Alzheimer's Disease [AD]. This placebo-controlled clinical trial (Protocol TRx-237-015 [http://taurx.com/015-clinical-study.html ]) has...

2014-07-16 16:23:55

20,000 people have taken free online memory checkup since May launch TORONTO, July 16, 2014 /CNW/ - A free online brain health assessment for Canadians worried about their memory reached a milestone today. Cogniciti Inc. reports that 20,000 people have taken the memory checkup after seeing news stories announcing the launch of the free test. While not a diagnostic tool, the 20-minute assessment (available at www.cogniciti.com) is like a temperature check for the mind that will help a person...

2014-07-16 08:29:14

--Interim Results Show NUEDEXTA Provides Meaningful Reduction of PBA Episodes and is Generally Well Tolerated in Alzheimer's Disease/Dementia Population-- ALISO VIEJO, Calif., July 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Avanir Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: AVNR) today announced interim data from the phase IV PRISM II study showing that treatment with NUEDEXTA(®) substantially reduced symptoms of pseudobulbar affect (PBA) in patients with Alzheimer's disease/dementia. PBA is a distressing neurologic...

2014-07-16 08:28:20

Study Results Presented at the Alzheimer's Association International Conference 2014 INDIANAPOLIS, July 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE: LLY) today announced new data showing that beta-amyloid imaging was associated with altered diagnosis and management of patients with Alzheimer's disease. Change in management was observed in both patients who met and did not meet the Appropriate Use Criteria (AUC), which were developed by the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular...

2014-07-16 04:21:29

ATTN: Please refer to www.alz.org/aaic/press.asp or call (312) 335-4078 for individual stories included here that were presented before Wednesday, July 16, and have come off embargo. COPENHAGEN, Denmark, July 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- New studies reported at the Alzheimer's Association International Conference 2014 (AAIC® 2014) in Copenhagen cover the spectrum of Alzheimer's disease and dementia research. Data includes advances in early detection and diagnosis, identifying...

2014-07-16 04:21:24

- New Brain Protein Connected for First Time to Cognitive Decline and Alzheimer's Disease. COPENHAGEN, Denmark, July 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Results from four research studies reported as "developing topics" at the Alzheimer's Association International Conference(®) 2014 (AAIC(®) 2014) in Copenhagen include significant advances in evidence regarding treatment and early detection of Alzheimer's disease and dementia, as well as new ideas in the basic brain science of dementia that...

2014-07-15 23:09:36

Forbes this month published their breakdown of the “10 Thinking Errors That Will Hold You Back In Life,” and they concluded that our internal thought process “narrates our experience,” something they say can be manipulated toward greater success. Doctor from Ace Medical Group gives tips on how to challenge the brain from becoming senile. Rock Hill, SC (PRWEB) July 15, 2014 From overgeneralizing to “catastrophizing,” they pinpoint common thinking behaviors that can slow...

2014-07-15 04:22:22

ABERDEEN, Scotland and SINGAPORE, July 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- TauRx Therapeutics Ltd [http://www.taurx.com ] today announced it has achieved its target enrolment of 833 subjects into one of its two ongoing multi-centre Phase III clinical trials of LMTX(TM) [http://taurx.com/lmtx-for-ad ], a tau aggregation inhibitor, for the treatment of Alzheimer's Disease [AD]. This placebo-controlled clinical trial (Protocol TRx-237-015 [http://taurx.com/015-clinical-study.html ]) has...


Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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