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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...

2010-11-15 19:52:01

Alzheimer's disease risk increases with maternal inheritance A family history of Alzheimer's disease significantly increases the risk for developing this disorder, but a new study in Biological Psychiatry suggests that which of your parents has the disease is very important. Alzheimer's is the most common form of dementia in late-life, affecting over 5 million elderly in the United States alone. In order to develop preventative treatments, it is necessary to identify those individuals who are...

2010-11-15 16:13:46

Alzheimer's disease is widely believed to be caused by the gradual accumulation in the brain of amyloid-beta peptide which is toxic to nerve cells. Amyloid beta peptide is formed from a protein known as APP, which is found in three forms. Most research into APP "“ a key area of study for the disease "“ does not distinguish between the different forms of the protein. The findings, published in the Journal of Biological Chemistry, show that amyloid beta peptide is actually created...

2010-11-04 01:29:11

Scientists at the Gladstone Institute of Neurological Disease (GIND) have offered new information about the events that underlie the "spread" of Alzheimer's disease throughout the brain. The research, published in the November 4th issue of the journal Neuron, follows disease progression from a vulnerable brain region that is affected early in the disease to interconnected brain regions that are affected in later stages. The findings may contribute to design of therapeutic interventions, as...

2010-11-01 18:09:00

WASHINGTON, Nov. 1, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Better Hearing Institute (BHI) announced today that it is participating in National Alzheimer's Disease Awareness Month this November and is urging caregivers to address hearing loss in people with Alzheimer's disease. As part of its outreach, BHI also is educating the hearing health community and the people it serves on the importance of early diagnosis of Alzheimer's and coexisting hearing loss. The Alzheimer's Association...

2010-10-12 18:38:00

Mount Sinai School of Medicine researchers have found that a gene associated with the onset of Type 2 diabetes also is found at lower-than-normal levels in people with Alzheimer's disease. The research, led by Giulio Maria Pasinetti, MD, PhD, The Saunder Family Professor in Neurology, and Professor of Psychiatry and Geriatrics and Adult Development at Mount Sinai School of Medicine, was published this month in Aging Cell. The new study provides insight into a potential mechanism that might...

2010-09-28 12:45:00

NASHVILLE, Tenn., Sept. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that 300,000 sports-related concussions occur each year in the United States, with children and teens having the highest risk. In an effort to prevent some of those concussions and to protect the teeth of Tennessee's young athletes, Delta Dental of Tennessee is partnering with the Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl and the Nashville Predators to donate 18,750 mouth guards to...

2010-09-28 08:24:43

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- The World Health Organization estimates there to be about 18 million people in the U.S. living with Alzheimer's disease (AD), and they expect that number to double by 2025.  There is currently no treatment to cure or even slow the progression of AD, but researchers have discovered a gene that could be the key to unlocking the mystery behind the disease. The gene, MTHFD1L, appears to increase a person's risk of developing late-onset AD, which is the most common form...

2010-09-25 00:43:34

Researchers have identified a gene that appears to increase a person's risk of developing late-onset Alzheimer disease (AD), the most common type of the disease. Abbreviated MTHFD1L, a gene on chromosome six, was identified in a genome-wide association study by a team of researchers led by Margaret Pericak-Vance, Ph.D., director of the John P. Hussman Institute for Human Genomics (HIHG) at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. Details appear September 23 in the open-access...

2010-09-25 00:36:13

Researchers have identified a gene that appears to increase a person's risk of developing late-onset Alzheimer's disease, the most common form of the disease. The gene, abbreviated as MTHFD1L, is on chromosome six, and was identified in a genome-wide association study. Details are published September 23 in the journal PLoS Genetics. The collaborative team of researchers was led by Margaret A. Pericak-Vance, PhD, Director of the John P. Hussman Institute for Human Genomics at the University of...


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