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Alzheimer’s is a progressive disease that affects approximately 5.3 million Americans, particularly the elderly. These numbers are expected to increase, unless a cure is found.
Using a two-photon microscope capable of peering deep within living tissue, researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine have found new evidence that alpha-synuclein protein build-up inside neurons causes them to not only become "leaky," but also to misfire due to calcium fluxes.
Finding may suggest new treatments for sleep disorders
Diagnostic tests are increasingly capable of identifying plaques and tangles present in Alzheimer's disease, yet the disease remains untreatable.
A buildup of sodium in the brain detected by magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) may be a biomarker for the degeneration of nerve cells that occurs in patients with multiple sclerosis (MS).
A team of scientists at The New York Stem Cell Foundation (NYSCF) Laboratory led by Scott Noggle, PhD, NYSCF–Charles Evans Senior Research Fellow for Alzheimer's Disease, has developed the first cell-based model of Alzheimer's disease (AD) by reprogramming skin cells of Alzheimer's patients to become brain cells that are affected in Alzheimer's.
A new study marks the beginning of important research that could potentially help develop and assess treatments for multiple sclerosis (MS).
Based on a number of studies, they concluded that naps could be linked to dementia and that the sleeping patterns of the elderly could help diagnose dementia.
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