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2012-02-10 15:06:20

“In the last eight days, scientists have delivered a powerful one-two punch in the fight to defeat Alzheimer´s disease,” said Stacy Pagos Haller, President and CEO of the American Health Assistance Foundation (AHAF), a nonprofit that identifies and funds exceptionally high-impact research worldwide through its  Alzheimer´s Disease Research program. “We are excited about today´s announcement by Case Western University researchers that a cancer drug,...

2012-02-03 06:22:48

(Ivanhoe Newswire)-- A recent study showed that the protein beta-amyloid which is found in the brain and associated with Alzheimer's disease may even affect the mental function in healthy individuals. "In our study, we observed that even in adults with apparently good cognitive health, increasing amounts of beta-amyloid in the brain are related to subtle changes in memory and mental function," Denise C. Park, PhD, study author, of the Center for Vital Longevity at the University of Texas...

2012-02-02 09:21:47

The same gene mutations linked to inherited, early-onset Alzheimer's disease have been found in people with the more common late-onset form of the illness. The discovery by researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis may lead doctors and researchers to change the way Alzheimer's disease is classified. They report their findings Feb. 1 in the online journal PLoS One (Public Library of Science). "We probably shouldn't think of early-onset disease as inherited...

2011-12-23 11:01:44

APOE is the main genetic risk factor for this disease, but that is not the whole story; The University of the Basque Country is looking for complementary genetic factors One of our genes is apolipoprotein E (APOE), which often appears with a variation which nobody would want to have: APOEε4, the main genetic risk factor for sporadic Alzheimer's disease (the most common form in which this disorder manifests itself and which is caused by a combination of hereditary and...

2011-12-22 07:35:40

New research suggests that, in people who don't currently have memory problems, those with smaller regions of the brain's cortex may be more likely to develop symptoms consistent with very early Alzheimer's disease. The study is published in the December 21, 2011, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. "The ability to identify people who are not showing memory problems and other symptoms but may be at a higher risk for cognitive decline is...

2011-12-12 17:30:02

If you had a family history of developing Alzheimer's disease, would you take a genetic test that would give you more information about your chances? "Definitely," said Gloria VanAlstine, 60, and Joyce Smith, 79. The two women took a controversial genetic test of a gene called Apolipoprotein E. APOE is a susceptibility gene where certain variants have been found to significantly increase a person's risk of developing Alzheimer's disease. Both women have a family history of Alzheimer's,...

2011-11-21 23:19:38

Studies have shown that people who are overweight in middle age are more likely to develop Alzheimer's disease decades later than people at normal weight, yet researchers have also found that people in the earliest stages of Alzheimer's disease are more likely to have a lower body mass index (BMI). A current study examines this relationship between Alzheimer's disease and BMI. The study, published in the November 22, 2011, print issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American...


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  • The navel or umbilicus.
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