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Understanding Why Cholesterol Is Linked To Alzheimer's And Heart Disease
2013-04-16 12:15:42

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Multiple studies have concluded high amounts of cholesterol can be damaging to your heart and can, in turn, lead to Alzheimer´s disease or stroke. Though this single fact has been well documented, the exact reason why high cholesterol affects the brain has been largely unclear for many years. Researchers from the Linda Crnic Institute for Down Syndrome and the University of Colorado School of Medicine have studied this...

2012-06-22 12:03:36

The same growth factor was previously shown to reverse memory decline in Alzheimer´s mice Growth factors shown to cure Alzheimer´s disease in a mouse model and administered to cancer patients as part of their treatment regimen were linked to significant improvements in the patients´ cognitive function following stem cell transplantation, a preliminary clinical study reports. The findings by researchers at the USF Health Byrd Alzheimer´s Institute and Moffitt Cancer...

2011-05-02 19:38:29

A protein associated with Alzheimer's disease clogs several motors of the cell transport machinery critical for normal cell division, leading to defective neurons that may contribute to the memory-robbing disease, University of South Florida researchers report. In a new study published online in the journal Cell Cycle, scientists at the USF Health Byrd Alzheimer's Institute. the Florida Alzheimer's Disease Research Center, and Indiana University also suggest that the protein beta amyloid...

2010-08-23 13:23:32

New study shows GM-CSF reduces AD pathology and eliminates memory loss A signaling protein released during rheumatoid arthritis dramatically reduced Alzheimer's disease pathology and reversed the memory impairment of mice bred to develop symptoms of the neurodegenerative disease, a new study by the University of South Florida reports. Researchers found that the protein, GM-CSF, likely stimulates the body's natural scavenger cells to attack and remove Alzheimer's amyloid deposits in the...

2010-01-17 08:25:00

Nearly 20 years ago Huntington Potter kicked up a storm of controversy with the idea that Down syndrome and Alzheimer's were the same disease. Now the evidence is in: He was right. And that's not all. Down syndrome, artery-clogging cardiovascular disease, and possibly even diabetes, appear to share a common disease mechanism with Alzheimer's disease, Dr. Potter and colleagues at the Florida Alzheimer's Disease Research Center, USF Health Byrd Alzheimer's Institute, recently reported. The...