15 March 2010
Madrid, Spain –The use of repetitive anesthesia with isoflurane (one of the most common anesthetics by inhalation) increases the risk of developing changes similar to those observed in AD brains in mice with mutations of the amyloid precursor protein (APP).
10 March 2010
Knoxville, TN – Early detection is key to more effective treatment for Alzheimer's disease and other forms of cognitive impairment, and new research shows that a test developed at the University of Tennessee is more than 95 percent effective in detecting cognitive abnormalities associated wit
28 February 2010
Artificial Neural Networks Help Identify Predisposing Factors for Conversion of Mild Cognitive Impairment to Alzheimer’s Disease
Amsterdam – Mild cognitive impairment (MCI) is often considered an early symptom of Alzheimer’s disease (AD). An analysis of genetic risk factors predisposing to MCI is critical for accessing individual predisposition and reliably evaluating the effectiveness of early treatment.
22 February 2010
Lowell, Mass. – A team of researchers at UMass Lowell has found a new mechanism by which a key protein associated with Alzheimer’s disease can spread within the human brain.
14 February 2010
In a world first, researchers at the Western Australian Centre for Health and Ageing have discovered that a hormone controlling the release of testosterone is linked to poor memory in older men.
28 January 2010
A UCSF analysis of published studies on the relationship between Alzheimer’s disease and smoking indicates that smoking cigarettes is a significant risk factor for the disease.
28 January 2010
Promising New Neuroimaging Techniques for Early Detection of Alzheimer’s Disease: Surprising New Tricks for Old Drugs
Amsterdam – Investigators from the International Center for Biomedicine and the University of Chile, in collaboration with the Center for Bioinformatics of the Universidad de Talca, have discovered that two drugs, the benzimidazole derivatives lanzoprazole and aste
27 January 2010
Kansas City, Kansas – The importance of maintaining muscle mass and bone density for the elderly is becoming more clear, say researchers at the University of Kansas Medical Center (KUMC).
24 January 2010
Women experiencing an early onset of menopause could develop dementia at a younger age. Research by Tonnie Coppus of Erasmus MC has indicated this. She studied women with Down Syndrome, who are known to have an early onset of menopause.
5 January 2010
Tampa, Florida – The millions of people who spend hours every day on a cell phone, may have a new excuse for yakking.