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Latest Early-onset Alzheimer's disease Stories

2011-03-01 08:50:01

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Growing evidence shows that if one of your parents has Alzheimer's disease, the chances of inheriting it from your mother are higher than from your father, according to this study. "It is estimated that people who have first-degree relatives with Alzheimer's disease are four to 10 times more likely to develop the disease themselves compared to people with no family history," study author, Robyn Honea, DPhil, of the University of Kansas School of Medicine in Kansas City,...

2011-02-28 22:23:22

Results from a new study contribute to growing evidence that if one of your parents has Alzheimer's disease, the chances of inheriting it from your mother are higher than from your father. The study is published in the March 1, 2011, print issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. "It is estimated that people who have first-degree relatives with Alzheimer's disease are four to 10 times more likely to develop the disease themselves...

2011-02-10 08:28:09

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Like two brothers wrestling fighting who need to be put in separate corners, a pair of protein molecules work together to speed up the toxic events of Alzheimer's disease. The second molecule was identified and could lead to novel drugs that slow or even prevent the disease. Alzheimer's disease is an irreversible, progressive brain disease marked by deterioration of nerve cells and eventual complete loss of cognitive functioning "“ thinking, memory, and reason....

2011-02-08 13:23:16

A new study from the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) has found evidence suggesting that a variation of a specific gene may play a role in late-onset Alzheimer's, the disease which accounts for over 90% of Alzheimer's cases. This innovative study has combined genetics and brain imaging to determine who may be at risk for developing late-onset Alzheimer's disease long before symptoms appear. The gene, which is called brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF), is crucial to...

2011-02-04 11:23:44

Finding could lead to novel drugs that prevent or slow the disease Like two unruly boys who need to be split up in class, a pair of protein molecules work together to speed up the toxic events of Alzheimer's disease. Researchers at the UT Health Science Center San Antonio today announced the discovery of the second molecule and said its identification could lead to drugs that disrupt the interaction, and thereby block or slow Alzheimer's onset or progression. Alzheimer's disease is an...

2011-01-31 23:01:00

A Global Consortium Aims to Discover and Map all the Alzheimer's Genes CHICAGO, Feb. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The launch of the International Genomics of Alzheimer's Project (IGAP) - a collaboration formed to discover and map the genes that contribute to Alzheimer's disease - was announced today by a multi-national group of researchers. The collaborative effort, spanning universities from both Europe and the United States, will combine the knowledge, staff and resources of four...

2011-01-12 18:30:20

Leading personal genomics company reviews last year's genetic milestones on the journey to understanding the role of genetics in personal health, human development and ancestry 23andMe has released its first annual list of what it felt to be the 10 most interesting and significant genetic findings in 2010, as part of an ongoing journey to understand the role of genetics in personal health and human development. "Our understanding of the human genome is accelerating at a phenomenal rate,"...

2011-01-12 18:13:54

Researchers at the University of British Columbia and Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute have discovered that the genetic mechanism which destroys brain cells is responsible for early development of Alzheimer's Disease in people with Down Syndrome and for development of Alzheimer's Disease in general population "“ providing a potential new target for drugs that could forestall dementia in people with either condition. The research, led by Dr. Weihong Song, Canada Research Chair...

2011-01-12 15:49:34

Study in mice indicates disease's underlying causes and finds compounds that normalize the Alzheimer's brain A Blanchette Rockefeller Neurosciences Institute (BRNI) study published today in the Journal of Neuroscience reveals underlying causes for the degeneration of synapses in Alzheimer's Disease and identifies promising pharmaceutical solutions for the devastating condition that affects more than 5 million people in the United States. The BRNI study is the first to achieve fundamental...

2011-01-11 16:01:00

Study in Mice Indicates Disease's Underlying Causes and Finds Compounds That Normalize the Alzheimer's Brain MORGANTOWN, W.Va., Jan. 11, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A Blanchette Rockefeller Neurosciences Institute (BRNI) study published today in the Journal of Neuroscience reveals underlying causes for the degeneration of synapses in Alzheimer's Disease and identifies promising pharmaceutical solutions for the devastating condition that affects more than 5 million people in the United...