Latest Early-onset Alzheimer's disease Stories

2009-11-11 18:05:06

Protein reduces levels of amyloid beta and tau hyperphosphorylation, 2 hallmarks of Alzheimer's.

2009-10-27 16:29:20

Research has shown that diabetes increases the risk of Alzheimer's disease and the risk of memory loss in people who don't have Alzheimer's disease.

2009-09-23 09:33:04

Georgetown University researchers say they've started recruiting volunteers in the first gene therapy trial for dementia due to Alzheimer's disease. The phase II study will examine the safety and possible benefits of CERE-110, which contains a gene and is injected during surgery into a part of the brain affected by Alzheimer's disease. Researchers said the gene will instruct brain cells to produce more of a protein called Nerve Growth Factor, which helps nerve cells survive and function...

2009-09-14 10:23:50

Gothenburg researchers have discovered a previously unknown substance in spinal fluid that can be used to diagnose Alzheimer's disease.

2009-09-08 14:12:57

An international team of scientists led by Cardiff University in Wales has reported finding two more genetic risk factors of Alzheimer's disease. The group said it completed the largest genome-wide association study ever involving patients with Alzheimer's disease.

2009-09-08 07:12:19

Getting a cold, stomach bug or other infection may lead to increased memory loss in people with Alzheimer's disease, according to research published in the September 8, 2009, print issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.

2009-09-07 06:45:00

An international team of scientists has identified two more genetic risk factors for Alzheimer's disease. The findings are reported in the online edition of the journal Nature Genetics.

2009-09-04 16:24:53

U.S., South Korean and French researchers report their discovery of a protein fragment that may result in new Alzheimer's drugs.

2009-08-13 13:21:35

U.S. researchers say they have linked oxygen treatment during surgery to hastened memory loss in mice.

2009-08-11 07:30:22

A University of California Irvine study has found that a gene called TOMM40 appears twice as often in people who develop Alzheimer's disease as it does in those who don’t. Alzheimer's, for which there is no cure, is the leading cause of elderly dementia.

Word of the Day
  • A morbid dread of being buried alive. Also spelled 'taphiphobia'.
The word 'taphephobia' comes from Greek roots meaning 'burial' and 'fear'.