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2014-07-14 04:21:16

New data on possible protective behaviors and dementia risk factors emerges at Alzheimer's Association International Conference 2014 COPENHAGEN, Denmark, July 14, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Participation in activities that promote mental activity, and moderate physical activity in middle age, may help protect against the development of Alzheimer's disease and dementia in later life, according to new research reported today at the Alzheimer's Association International...

2014-07-13 04:20:20

New Alzheimer's biomarker results reported at Alzheimer's Association International Conference 2014 COPENHAGEN, Denmark, July 13, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A decreased ability to identify odors might indicate the development of cognitive impairment and Alzheimer's disease, while examinations of the eye could indicate the build-up of beta-amyloid, a protein associated with Alzheimer's, in the brain, according to the results of four research trials reported today at the...

2014-07-10 08:29:02

OSAKA, Japan and DURHAM, N.C., July 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited ("Takeda") and its partner, Zinfandel Pharmaceuticals, Inc. ("Zinfandel"), will present data during multiple poster and oral sessions at the upcoming Alzheimer's Association International Conference(®) 2014 (AAIC(®)), taking place in Copenhagen, Denmark from July 12-17, 2014. "Studies show that individuals with mild cognitive impairment--a slight, although noticeable and measurable...

2014-07-08 10:03:49

King's College London Scientists have identified a set of 10 proteins in the blood which can predict the onset of Alzheimer's, marking a significant step towards developing a blood test for the disease Scientists have identified a set of 10 proteins in the blood which can predict the onset of Alzheimer's, marking a significant step towards developing a blood test for the disease. The study, led by King's College London and UK proteomics company, Proteome Sciences plc, analysed over...

2014-05-23 08:24:08

BOSTON, Mass., May 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- AZTherapies, Inc. a company developing novel treatments for Alzheimer's disease based on technology licensed from Massachusetts General Hospital, announced that it has received notice from FDA that it may proceed with the Phase III clinical study submitted in its IND application. This study is for its lead program, ALZT-OP1, a novel combination therapy for the prevention and treatment of early Alzheimer's disease. ALZT-OP1 is a...

2014-05-15 08:30:54

CHICAGO, May 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Brain Research Foundation (BRF) today announced that it will provide a major grant that will further research funded by the National Institute of Aging (NIA) which evaluated whether structured exercise slows the progression of Alzheimer's disease. BRF funding will expand that study to evaluate whether the "dose" of physical activity predicts the magnitude of response. "The early studies across the neuroscience community do indicate a linkage...

2014-04-24 12:21:07

One of the first studies to look at a relationship between death and the two types of mild cognitive impairment (MCI), or problems with memory and thinking abilities, suggests that people who have thinking problems but their memory is still intact might have a higher death rate in a period of six years compared to those who have no thinking or memory problems. The research was released today and will be presented at the American Academy of Neurology's 66th Annual Meeting in Philadelphia,...

2014-04-24 12:19:38

Mayo Clinic research studying the relationship between death and the two types of mild cognitive impairment (MCI) suggests that people who have these conditions die at a higher rate than people without MCI. The research was released today and will be presented at the American Academy of Neurology's 66th Annual Meeting in Philadelphia, April 26 to May 3, 2014. For the study, 862 people with thinking problems and 1,292 with no thinking problems between the ages of 70 and 89 were followed for...

Alzheimer's Risk Higher For Women Due To Gene Variant
2014-04-16 10:21:00

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online New research from scientists at Stanford University has revealed a genetic variant that raises the risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease in women, but not in men. After analyzing information on numerous older individuals who were followed over time, the scientists recognized a genetic variant called ApoE4 that conveyed the sex-specific elevated risk level, according to their report in the Annals of Neurology. While more women...

2014-03-17 12:27:09

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C., March 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Marcus Dobson first recognized the cognitive decline brought on by Parkinson's disease when he realized he no longer wanted to play with his grandchildren or even be in the same room with them. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140317/DC83974 Bunny Fontrier wasn't having any cognition problems, but after caring for her mother with dementia she thought she should look at herself, too. Dobson, 60, and Fontrier, 63,...


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  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
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