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Scientists from the National Institutes of Health in the United States have made an important discovery that should forever change the scope and direction of Alzheimer's research.
Scientists at the Gladstone Institutes have discovered how a form of the protein linked to Huntington's disease influences the timing and severity of its symptoms, offering new avenues for treating not only this disease, but also a variety of similar conditions.
In a development that sheds new light on the pathology of Alzheimer's disease (AD), a team of Whitehead Institute scientists has identified connections between genetic risk factors for the disease and the effects of a peptide toxic to nerve cells in the brains of AD patients.
When people dream that they are performing a particular action, a portion of the brain involved in the planning and execution of movement lights up with activity.
Patients with mild Alzheimer’s disease whose vision improved after a cataract surgery also showed improvement in cognitive ability, mood, sleep patterns and other behaviors.
With age, forgetfulness and other signs of memory loss sometimes appear, prompting elderly individuals to seek a medical evaluation amid fears that they may be experiencing early symptoms of Alzheimer's disease (AD), the most common type of dementia among Americans aged 65 and older.
Researchers from Sweden have uncovered an association between shift work and increased risk of multiple sclerosis (MS).
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