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Alzheimer's disease & dementia

New biomarker for dementia diagnosis

Medical researchers in the UK and Australia have identified a new marker which could support the search for novel preventative and therapeutic treatments for dementia.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Scientists discover protective Alzheimer's gene and develop rapid drug-testing platform

A gene has been discovered that can naturally suppress the signs of Alzheimer's Disease in human brain cells, in research led by Queen Mary University of London. The scientists have also developed a new rapid drug-screening ...

Neuroscience

Gene yields insights into the causes of neurodegeneration

Across the globe, approximately 50 million people are living with dementia. The two most common forms are Alzheimer's disease and frontotemporal lobar degeneration (FTLD), which develop when neurons in specific parts of the ...

Medical research

Alzheimer-linked protein complex at super resolution

With the advent of super-resolution microscopy, scientists can study close protein associations better than ever before. In the latest edition of eLife, the team of Wim Annaert (VIB-KU Leuven) combines state-of-the-art imaging ...

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

New database aims to make Alzheimer's diagnosis easier and earlier

Do you get nervous when you can't think of a word? Chances are it's a momentary lapse, but problems with language are one of the symptoms that can indicate a neurodegenerative disorder like Alzheimer's disease. Unfortunately, ...

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

Researchers work to better measure delirium severity in older patients

In a study published in the journal Dementia and Geriatric Cognitive Disorder, researchers reported on their effort to improve and validate tools used to assess the severity of a condition called delirium, an acute confusional ...

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

Hearing and visual impairments linked to elevated dementia risk

Older adults with both hearing and visual impairments—or dual sensory impairment—had a significantly higher risk for dementia in a recent study published in Alzheimer's & Dementia: Diagnosis, Assessment & Disease Monitoring.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Brain imaging can predict Alzheimer's-related memory loss

Researchers at Karolinska Institutet have imaged tau protein in the brains of living patients with Alzheimer's disease. The amount and spread of tau proved a predictor of future memory loss. Brain imaging for measuring tau ...

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

Study hints at early sign of Alzheimer's degeneration

Researchers have moved one step closer to identifying targets for brain degeneration that occur decades before symptoms of Alzheimer's disease appear—a much sought-after clue that might open the door to early treatment.

Neuroscience

Antioxidant cocktail key to preventing Alzheimer's

Research from The University of Western Australia has found a diet rich in nutrients and antioxidants may prevent or even reverse the effects of Alzheimer's disease.

Neuroscience

Plasticity may make neurons vulnerable to Alzheimer's disease

Neurons that regularly remodel are more prone to Alzheimer's disease and die when that remodeling goes awry, a new study suggests. The work is the first to track the progression of Alzheimer's at the genetic and molecular ...

Neuroscience

How ApoE4 endangers the brain

Apolipoprotein E (ApoE) is kind of like a delivery service for the human brain. It supplies neurons with important nutrients, including with polyunsaturated fatty acids—which are building blocks of the membranes surrounding ...