Alzheimer's Disease

Now, drink that can help improve memory in Alzheimer’s patients

Now, drink that can help improve memory in Alzheimer’s patients London, July 19 : A simple nutritional drink could have significant benefits on the memories of people suffering from Alzheimer's, scientists say.

Trials of Souvenaid, which involved 238 people with mild Alzheimer's, found that those who took 125ml of the drink each day for 48 weeks had significant improvements in their memory.

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Alzheimer''s jab can halt symptoms for 3 years

Alzheimer''s jab can halt symptoms for 3 years London, July 18 : Researchers have hailed a new drug for Alzheimer's disease after a trial successfully halted the mental decline associated with the condition for a period of three years.

Researchers found that patients who had injections every two weeks of the drug immunoglobulin, made from antibodies in human blood, showed no decline in cognition, memory, daily functioning or mood.

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Scientists isolate gene that protects against Alzheimer's

Scientists isolate gene that protects against Alzheimer'sLondon, July 13 - DNA screening of nearly 2,000 people has helped identify a mutated gene which could help protect against Alzheimers, potentially paving the way to a new therapy.

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Rare gene may hold key to slowing Alzheimer’s

Rare gene may hold key to slowing Alzheimer’s London, July 12 : A new research has found that people carrying the mutant version of a gene crucial to developing Alzheimer's disease are less likely to suffer from the devastating form of dementia.

Scientists say copying the protein the mutant produces could be the next step in fighting the condition, which affects thousands of people.

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Alzheimer’s just a normal part of ageing

Alzheimer’s just a normal part of ageingMelbourne, June 28 : Alzheimer's is the second most feared disease after cancer, but a mental health specialist has said that it shouldn't be regarded as a tragedy, but as a normal part of the ageing process in people aged
85 and over.

Just as other parts of the body degenerate - eyes, bones, heart and skin - our brain is also likely to degenerate as we enter advanced age.

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Breakthrough as Alzheimer’s vaccine trial proves successful

Breakthrough as Alzheimer’s vaccine trial proves successful London, June 8 : Scientists have found a new vaccine to be effective against Alzheimer's disease.

The vaccine, CAD106, can prove a breakthrough in the search for a cure for this seriously debilitating dementia disease.

Alzheimer's disease is a complex neurological dementia disease that is the cause of much human suffering and a great cost to society.

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Degeneration process that leads to Alzheimer’s revealed

Degeneration process that leads to Alzheimer’s revealedWashington, Mar 9 : In a new study, scientists have uncovered a critical process to understand the degeneration of brain cells sensitive to Alzheimer''s disease (AD).

The study, conducted by A. Claudio Cuello and his colleagues from McGill University’s Faculty of Medicine, suggests that this discovery could help develop alternative AD therapies.

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Potential therapeutic target for treatment of Alzheimer’s identified

Potential therapeutic target for treatment of Alzheimer’s identifiedWashington, March 7 : Scientists have identified antibodies that block the process of synapse disintegration in Alzheimer’s disease, raising hopes for a treatment to combat early cognitive decline in the disease.

Alzheimer’s disease is characterized by abnormal deposits in the brain of the protein Amyloid-ß, which induces the loss of connections between neurons, called synapses.

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Vitamin D may help treat Alzheimer’s disease

Vitamin D may help treat Alzheimer’s diseaseWashington, March 7 : Scientists have identified the intracellular mechanisms regulated by vitamin D3 that may help the body clear the brain of amyloid beta, the main component of plaques associated with Alzheimer’s disease.

The findings revealed that vitamin D3 may activate key genes and cellular signalling networks to help stimulate the immune system to clear the amyloid-beta protein.

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Maintaining brain’s sugar levels may help cure Alzheimer’s

Maintaining brain’s sugar levels may help cure Alzheimer’sLondon, Feb 29 : Slowing or preventing the development of Alzheimer’s disease could be as simple as ensuring that the supply of brain protein’s sugar levels are maintained, a new study has suggested.

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Deadly toxins in shark fin soup linked to Alzheimer's

Deadly toxins in shark fin soup linked to Alzheimer'sWashington, Feb 24 - The growing demand for shark fin soup is not only endangering the marine species, but is also a deadly threat to brain health because of high neurotoxin levels.

University of Miami (UM) scientists discovered high concentrations of neurotoxin BMAA in shark fins, linked with neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's and Lou Gehrig's Disease.

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Alzheimer's drugs may have serious side-effects

Alzheimer's drugs may have serious side-effectsWashington, Feb 20 - Drugs for Alzheimer's disease currently undergoing clinical trials may have adverse side-effects, warns a new study.

The drugs could act like a bad electrician, causing neurons (nerve cells) to be miswired and tripping their ability to message the brain, suggests the study.

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Stem cell-derived neurons may help find cause of Alzheimer’s

 Stem cell-derived neurons may help find cause of Alzheimer’s London, Jan 26 : Scientists have made a breakthrough in understanding the causes of Alzheimer's disease, which could potentially lead to the development of new drugs to treat it.

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Taking B-vitamins can slow onset of Alzheimer’s disease

Taking B-vitamins can slow onset of Alzheimer’s diseaseLondon, Sept 14 : A new study has found that large doses of B-vitamins could slow the cognitive decline in older people that is the precursor to dementias such as Alzheimer's disease.

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High cholesterol linked to Alzheimer's

High cholesterol linked to Alzheimer'sWashington, Sep 13 - People with high cholesterol may have a higher risk of developing Alzheimer's disease, a study says.

"We found that high cholesterol levels were significantly related to brain plaques associated with Alzheimer's disease," said study author Kensuke Sasaki, of Kyushu University in Fukuoka, Japan, in a press release.

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Moderate drinkers quarter less prone to Alzheimer''s, cognitive impairment

Moderate drinkers quarter less prone to Alzheimer''s, cognitive impairmentWashington, August 17: Moderate social drinking - a maximum of two drinks per day for men and 1 drink per day for women - significantly reduces the risk of dementia and cognitive impairment, according to a new study.

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Inherited Alzheimer’s detectable as early as 20 yrs before dementia onset

 Inherited Alzheimer’s detectable as early as 20 yrs before dementia onsetWashington, July 21: Scientists have discovered that inherited forms of Alzheimer's disease may be detected as early as 20 years before problems with memory and thinking develop.

They say the results demonstrate the feasibility of clinical trials to prevent Alzheimer's in patients who are at risk.

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How living a healthier lifestyle can prevent Alzheimer’s

How living a healthier lifestyle can prevent Alzheimer’sLondon, July 19 : A study has found that Alzheimer's can be prevented by making some simple lifestyle changes like smoking less and exercising more.

Study author Dr Deborah Barnes, from San Francisco VA Medical Centre, called the findings "exciting".

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How metallic molecules highlight Alzheimer’s roots

How metallic molecules highlight Alzheimer’s rootsWashington, July 14 : A new study has found that metallic molecules can highlight Alzheimer's roots when they naturally attach themselves to a collection of beta amyloid proteins called fibrils.

Fibrils form plaques in the brains of Alzheimer's sufferers, and when the molecules, complexes of dipyridophenazine ruthenium, latch onto amyloid fibrils, their photoluminescence increases 50-fold.

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Factor X in coffee boosts protection against Alzheimer's

AlzheimerWashington, June 30 : An unidentified component of coffee interacts with the beverage's caffeine which seemingly offers protection against Alzheimer's.

A new mouse study by University of South Florida has found that this interaction boosts blood levels of a critical growth factor that seems to counteract Alzheimer's disease process.

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Cinnamon can help both prevent and cure Alzheimer''s disease

Cinnamon can help both prevent and cure Alzheimer''s diseaseWashington, June 28: A new study has revealed that cinnamon has the potential to prevent the degenerative brain disorder, Alzheimer''s disease, which affects at least one in eight Americans over the age of
65.

A team of researchers from the Tel Aviv University (TAU) discovered `Ceppt', the cinnamon extract obtained from its bark that curbs the progression of Alzheimer''s.

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‘Molecular cap’ blocks processes that lead to Alzheimer’s, HIV

‘Molecular cap’ blocks processes that lead to Alzheimer’s, HIVLondon, June 24 : Scientists designed molecular inhibitors that could delay the onset of Alzheimer's disease and prevent the sexual transmission of HIV.

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Natural method paves way for better treatment of Alzheimer''s

 Natural method paves way for better treatment of Alzheimer''s Washington, June 21: Scientists have shown a molecular chaperone is working like a waste management company to collect and detoxify high levels of toxic amyloid beta peptide found in Alzheimer''s disease.

It was known that the molecular chaperone, HspB1, was present in the hallmark plaque of Alzheimer''s patients but its role remained a mystery.

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Novel ''prodrug'' may help fight Huntington''s, Alzheimer''s

Novel ''prodrug'' may help fight Huntington''s, Alzheimer''sWashington, June 3: Researchers have developed a new `prodrug' slow-release compound that can protect mice from the neurodegenerative effects of both Huntington''s and Alzheimer''s disease.

The ''prodrug'' known as JM6 works through a pathway involved in the breakdown of the amino acid tryptophan.

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Potential new drug compound for Alzheimer''s disease discovered

 Potential new drug compound for Alzheimer''s disease discoveredWashington, June 2: Scientists have discovered a new compound, which could be a potential therapy for Alzheimer''s disease.

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