Latest Early-onset Alzheimer's disease Stories
Researchers have found that the brains of patients with early-onset Alzheimer's produce about 20 percent more of a protein fragment known as amyloid beta 42 than family members without the disease.
New research published Thursday in the journal Neuron sheds new light on the molecular causes of Alzheimer’s disease, while also revealing a potential new therapy which could help prevent cognitive decline and brain damage during the early stages of the neurodegenerative disorder.
Close family members of people with Alzheimer's disease are more than twice as likely as those without a family history to develop silent buildup of brain plaques associated with Alzheimer's disease.
A variation in the gene ABCA7 causes a twofold increase in the risk of late onset Alzheimer disease among African Americans.
"Use it or lose it." The saying could apply especially to the brain when it comes to protecting against Alzheimer's disease.
Diagnostic tests are increasingly capable of identifying plaques and tangles present in Alzheimer's disease, yet the disease remains untreatable.
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