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2012-03-13 22:30:54

A compound that previously progressed to Phase II clinical trials for cancer treatment slows neurological damage and improves brain function in an animal model of Alzheimer's disease.

2012-03-09 02:14:48

A research group led by Dr. A. Claudio Cuello of McGill University's Faculty of Medicine, Dept. of Pharmacology and Therapeutics, has uncovered a critical process in understanding the degeneration of brain cells sensitive to Alzheimer's disease (AD).

2012-03-08 13:23:50

The dementia drug donepezil (Aricept), already widely used to treat mild to moderate Alzheimer's disease, can also help in moderate to severe patients, according to a report funded by the UK Medical Research Council (MRC) and the Alzheimer's Society.

2012-03-07 11:15:03

Antibodies that block the process of synapse disintegration in Alzheimer's disease have been identified, raising hopes for a treatment to combat early cognitive decline in the disease.

2012-03-06 11:59:52

A new marker of Alzheimer's disease can predict how rapidly a patient's memory and other mental abilities will decline after the disorder is diagnosed.

2012-03-05 06:12:57

With the help of mice, researchers have now found that mitochondria in the brain are dysfunctional early on in Alzheimer's disease, even before memory loss.

2012-03-02 13:44:32

Millions of people suffer from Parkinson's disease, a disorder of the nervous system that affects movement and worsens over time.

2012-03-01 11:08:15

Mitochondria -- subunits inside cells that produce energy -- have long been thought to play a role in Alzheimer's disease.


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