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2013-09-23 23:26:46

Two rare mutations in the human gene that lead to the most common, late-onset variant of Alzheimer's have been identified by Chair Member of the Cure Alzheimer's Disease Research Consortium, Dr. Rudy Tanzi, bringing researchers closer to identifying a cure. Boston, MA (PRWEB) September 23, 2013 In a paper recently published in the prestigious journal Neuron, Harvard Medical School/Mass General Hospital Geneticist Dr. Rudy Tanzi, together with lead author, Dr. Jaehong Suh and their...

Alzheimer's Development And Progression Seen Through New Imaging Agents
2013-09-20 04:27:08

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Researchers have created a new class of imaging agents that could allow them to view the biological processes that occur in the brain during the development and progression of Alzheimer’s disease, according to research appearing in Wednesday’s edition of the journal Neuron. Senior author Dr. Makoto Higuchi of the National Institute of Radiological Sciences in Japan and colleagues have developed a fluorescent compound that...

2013-08-22 10:27:23

Survey suggests guidance and counseling need to be in place A leading group of Alzheimer's researchers contends that, as biomarkers to detect signals of the disease improve at providing clinically meaningful information, researchers will need guidance on how to constructively disclose test results and track how disclosure impacts both patients and the data collected in research studies. A survey conducted by a group including experts from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University...

Lab-made Complexes Absorb More Sunlight
2013-08-21 15:47:02

Washington University in St. Louis A ring of protein and pigments, half synthetic and half natural, can be used to quickly prototype light-harvesting antennas that absorb more sunlight than fully natural ones In diagrams it looks like a confection of self-curling ribbon with bits of bling hung off the ribbon here and there. In fact it is a carefully designed ring of proteins with attached pigments that self-assembles into a structure that soaks up sunlight. The scientists who made it...

Iron Accumulation Contributes To Alzheimer's Disease
2013-08-21 04:32:35

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Another day, another essential mineral linked to Alzheimer's disease. On the heels of a University of Rochester Medical Center (URMC) Department of Neurosurgery study which found that copper could factor into the onset and progression of the neurodegenerative condition, a second group of scientists has published research suggesting that iron accumulation could be one of the core contributing factors leading to the onset of the...

2013-08-20 17:06:59

In patients with early Alzheimer's disease, disruptions in brain networks emerge about the same time as chemical markers of the disease appear in the spinal fluid, researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have shown. While two chemical markers in the spinal fluid are regarded as reliable indicators of early disease, the new study, published in JAMA Neurology, is among the first to show that scans of brain networks may be an equally effective and less invasive...

Copper Linked To Onset Of Alzheimer's Disease
2013-08-20 05:03:30

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online An element that is essential to all living organisms could also be one of the primary environmental factors that can lead to the onset of Alzheimer’s disease, according to new research appearing in Monday’s edition of the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Copper, which is a key constituent of the respiratory enzyme complex cytochrome c oxidase, also appears to enhance the progression of the...


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