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Latest Early-onset Alzheimer's disease Stories

2008-07-30 18:00:17

By Jeremy Manier CHICAGO - A new treatment for Alzheimer's disease significantly slowed elderly patients' mental decline and may have revealed a new way of attacking the illness, according to a study presented Tuesday at a Chicago medical conference.

2008-07-30 12:00:21

* Alzheimer's was first described in 1906 by the German neurologist Alois Alzheimer * According to the Alzheimer's Society the disease affects around 417,000 people in the UK * Sufferers from the disease have been shown to have a shortage of the chemical acetylcholine in their brains * In the course of the disease, 'plaques' and 'tangles' develop in the brain, leading to the death of brain cells * People in the early stages may experience lapses of memory and have problems finding the...

2008-07-30 12:00:21

By JANE KIRBY EXPERTS today hailed a new drug which could prove at least twice as effective in treating Alzheimer's disease as current medicines as a "major development". The drug, rember, slows progression of the disease by as much as 81%, a British-led study found.

2008-07-28 18:00:00

REMOVING the toxic plaque that builds up on the brains of Alzheimer's sufferers fails to slow the disease, researchers found.

2008-07-21 18:00:18

U.S. researchers say measurable molecular indicators, or biomarkers, may predict Alzheimer's disease before symptoms appear.

2008-07-15 09:00:00

By Malcolm Ritter Associated Press NEW YORK -- Getting a lot of exercise may help slow brain shrinkage in people with early Alzheimer's disease, a preliminary study suggests. Analysis found that participants who were more physically fit had less brain shrinkage than less-fit participants.

2008-07-15 03:00:11

If the incidence of Alzheimer's continues to increase at the current rate more than 81 million people worldwide will be suffering from the disease by 2040.

2008-07-08 09:00:13

Rudolph E. Tanzi, Ph.D., Co-Founding Scientist of Prana Biotechnology Limited (NASDAQ: PRAN) (ASX: PBT), a biopharmaceutical company focused on the research and development of treatments for neurodegenerative disorders, was invited this past May to testify in front of the U.S.

2008-06-27 00:02:36

This is your brain on Facebook. Researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine used concepts borrowed from the popular social networking site to analyze the brains of people with Alzheimer's disease.

2008-06-26 06:00:00

By Delthia Ricks, Newsday, Melville, N.Y. Jun. 26--A gene that raises the risk of Alzheimer's disease by at least 45 percent, and possibly higher, has been identified by New York scientists and an international team of gene hunters.


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