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Choline may help fight Alzheimer’s across generations

In a new study, researchers at the Biodesign Institute explore a safe and simple treatment for one of the most devastating and perplexing afflictions – Alzheimer’s disease (AD). Lead authors Ramon Velazquez and Salvatore Oddo, along...

New Genetic Risk Factors Discovered for Alzheimer’s Disease

A large-scale international study has discovered new genetic risk loci for Alzheimer’s disease, and researchers published their work in Nature Genetics. Combining genetic data on a large-scale and in a non-conventional manner resulted in the discovery...

Diversity in Alzheimer’s Research

Alzheimer’s disease may be twice as common in black Americans as in whites, and scientists don’t really know why. But new research uncovers a clue that suggests that diagnosing the brain-robbing disease may not be...

Exercise hormone may help combat Alzheimer’s

A hormone released during exercise may protect the brain against Alzheimer’s disease, research suggests. Irisin is a messenger protein generated by muscle tissue that is carried around the body in the bloodstream. The new evidence indicates that...

Enabling precision-medicine research for Alzheimer’s

Incorporating genetic diversity into a mouse model of Alzheimer’s disease resulted in greater overlap with the genetic, molecular and clinical features of this pervasive human disease, according to a study funded by the National Institute...

Could a Blood Test for Tau Diagnose Alzheimer’s?

Cerebrospinal fluid tau is an established Alzheimer’s disease biomarker, but efforts to develop a blood test for tau have been hampered by exceedingly low concentrations of the protein there. At least, until now, claims...

Food Really Does Affect How We Think

There have a been a number of convincing studies in recent years showing that the old adage “you are what you eat” is pretty accurate. But if you weren’t quite convinced to cut back...

Negative mood signals body’s immune response

Negative mood — such as sadness and anger — is associated with higher levels of inflammation and may be a signal of poor health, according to researchers at Penn State. The investigators found...

Nutrients found in Mediterranean diet linked to better brain connectivity & cognition

A new study links higher levels of several key nutrients in the blood with more efficient brain connectivity and performance on cognitive tests in older adults. The study, reported in the journal NeuroImage, looked at 32 key nutrients...

Parkinson’s disease – new research on the role of cognition and sex differences

Parkinson’s disease (PD) mainly affects the body’s motor system. It’s symptoms – which result from the long-term degeneration of the central nervous system – occur over time and include shaking, difficulty walking, slow movements, and rigidity. People with...

Possible Alzheimer’s Vaccine Discovered

Researchers at the University of Texas (UT) Southwestern Medical Center reported Tuesday that they have developed a vaccine that could arm the body to attack Alzheimer’s plaques and tangles before they even start to...

Gut Reaction

The human body is host to trillions of microbes. In fact, slightly more than half of the cells found in our bodies are microbes – mostly bacteria, but also fungi, viruses, protozoa, archaea, and other...

Artificial intelligence predicts Alzheimer’s years before diagnosis

Artificial intelligence (AI) technology improves the ability of brain imaging to predict Alzheimer’s disease, according to a study published in the journal Radiology. Timely diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease is extremely important, as treatments and interventions are more...

Substance Use & Abuse on Brain Health

Substance abuse is commonly considered a problem that affects younger adults, but research has shown that substance use, abuse, and addiction are not limited to a specific age. Historically, older adults have not demonstrated high...

Link between what we see and how we remember ‘breaks’ as we get older

Forgetfulness and age-related memory lapses are a common complaint for many older adults, but what is still not understood is what causes these changes. Recent research published by scientists at Baycrest’s Rotman Research Institute...

Diabetes medicine might reduce effects of Alzheimer’s disease

Alzheimer’s patients who take diabetes drugs show considerably fewer markers of the disease according to a new study looking at how to treat the neurodegenerative condition. The study, carried out by researchers at Mount...

The Heart of the Matter – Heart, Stroke, & Alzheimer’s Impact on Women

Many women may not realize that heart disease and stroke are the leading causes of premature death for women in Canada. In fact, heart disease and stroke kill 31,000 women in Canada annually, according to...

Half of Women Found to Develop Stroke, Dementia, or Parkinson’s

One in 2 women and 1 in 3 men will develop dementia, stroke, or parkinsonism during their lifetime, according to a study published online Oct. 1 in the Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery & Psychiatry. Silvan Licher, from...

Sex, Gender and Alzheimer’s Risk

Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form of dementia worldwide and is primarily attributed to increasing longevity, especially in Western countries. While Alzheimer’s affects both men and women, it is far more common in...

Measuring major brain antioxidant levels to monitor Alzheimer’s progression

In a breakthrough human study, anti-oxidant, glutathione (GSH), which protects the brain from stress, has been found to be significantly depleted in Alzheimer’s patients compared to normal subjects. As GSH is a very important anti-oxidant that protects...

AI could predict cognitive decline leading to Alzheimer’s

A team of scientists has successfully trained a new artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm to make accurate predictions regarding cognitive decline leading to Alzheimer’s disease. Dr. Mallar Chakravarty, a computational neuroscientist at the Douglas Mental Health University Institute,...

A new approach for thwarting neurodegenerative diseases

They cleansed the rodents of retired cells. Over...

Computer avatars play a part in dementia detection

Diagnosis of dementia is made via cognitive function tests such as the Mini-Mental State Examination (MMSE) and medical imaging systems at hospitals, a fairly large system for the purpose. As the population ages, an increasing number of...

Viruses May Play a Role in Alzheimer’s Disease

Two strains of human herpesvirus—human herpesvirus 6A (HHV-6A) and human herpesvirus 7 (HHV-7)—are found in the brains of individuals with Alzheimer’s disease at levels up to twice as high as in those without Alzheimer’s, according to...

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