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2009-07-15 16:00:00

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., July 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Memory lapses that occur with normal aging are a source of worry for many who fear Alzheimer's disease. Now a new Mayo Clinic-led study published in the July 16 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine suggests that the carriers of a common genetic risk factor for Alzheimer's disease begin to have memory declines in their mid-50s, far earlier than previously thought. These and other findings reported by researchers and their...

2009-07-14 08:00:00

VIENNA, Austria, July 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Elan Corporation, plc (NYSE: ELN) and Wyeth (NYSE: WYE) presented information this week at the Alzheimer Association 2009 International Conference on Alzheimer's Disease (ICAD 2009) from seven posters and one podium presentation about the growing burden of care and costs associated with Alzheimer's disease (AD) and how to measure them. This information sheds light on the impact of AD, which, as the population ages, will place a significant...

2009-07-13 07:18:14

People who have superior language skills early in life may be less likely to develop the symptoms of Alzheimer's disease as they age. "A puzzling feature of Alzheimer's disease is how it affects people differently," study author Juan C. Troncoso, MD, at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore is quoted as saying. "One person who has severe plaques and tangles, the telling signs of Alzheimer's disease in their brains, may show no symptoms affecting their memory. Another person with those same...

2009-07-13 01:30:00

VIENNA, Austria, July 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The number of people with Alzheimer's and dementia - both new cases and total numbers with the disease -continues to rise among the very oldest segments of the population in contradiction of the conventional wisdom, according to 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 ) Previous...

2009-07-13 01:30:00

VIENNA, Austria, July 13 /PRNewswire/ -- The Alzheimer's Association recognized four scientists for their extraordinary achievements in advancing Alzheimer's research at its 2009 International Conference on Alzheimer's Disease (ICAD 2009) in Vienna, Austria. Two top papers on neuroimaging were also recognized. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090529/ICADLOGO ) "We are beginning to reap the benefits of Alzheimer's scientific advancements made in the last two decades, including...

2009-07-09 06:28:33

That morning cup of joe may help reverse memory loss in Alzheimer's patients. A new study shows caffeine significantly deceases abnormal levels of the protein linked to Alzheimer's disease in the brain and blood of mice that show symptoms of the disease. In the study, 55 mice were genetically altered to develop symptoms of Alzheimer's disease. After displaying signs of memory impairment, the mice were given the equivalent of five cups of coffee a day in their drinking water. After two months,...

2009-07-08 16:47:07

People who have superior language skills early in life may be less likely to develop Alzheimer's disease decades later, despite having the hallmark signs of the disease, according to research published in the July 9, 2009, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology."A puzzling feature of Alzheimer's disease is how it affects people differently," said study author Juan C. Troncoso, MD, with Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore. "One...

2009-07-02 10:27:28

A U.S.-led international team of scientists said it has found laboratory evidence that a cluster of peptides might be the toxic agent in Alzheimer's disease. We believe that we have put a face, a structure, on the molecular assembly that is responsible for Alzheimer's disease, said University of California-Santa Barbara Professor Michael Bowers, who led the study. The researchers focused on toxic Amyloid Beta 42 peptides, showing how they aggregate. The AB42 peptide is composed of 42 amino...

2009-05-22 13:24:18

McGill and Lady Davis Institute findings help pinpoint molecular cause of the disease A discovery made by researchers at McGill University and the affiliated Lady Davis Research Institute for Medical Research at Montreal's Jewish General Hospital offers new hope for the early diagnosis and treatment of Alzheimer's disease. In a study published in the Journal of Biological Chemistry on May 15, Dr. Hemant Paudel, his PhD student Dong Han and postdoctoral fellows Hamid Qureshi and Yifan Lu,...

2009-05-21 08:53:00

KIRKLAND, Wash., May 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Advana Science (www.advanascience.com) announced that Mark A. Smith, PhD, a leading researcher in Alzheimer's disease, has been named scientific advisor to the Company. According to the Journal of Alzheimer's Disease (Volume 16, Issue 3), Dr. Smith was ranked third in the world among the Top 100 Alzheimer's disease investigators in March 2009. Dr. Smith brings over 20 years of research experience focused on investigating the pathological mechanisms...


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