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.
22 November 2009
Polyphenols and polyunsaturated fatty acids boost the birth of new neurons: New study in mice by UAB researchers confirm
Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB) researchers have confirmed that a diet rich in polyphenols and polyunsaturated fatty acids, patented as an LMN diet, helps boost the production of the brain's stem cells and strengthens their differentiation in different types of neuron cells.
16 November 2009
Amsterdam – Brain imaging can offer a window into risk for diseases such as Alzheimer's disease (AD).
9 November 2009
While too much amyloid beta protein in the brain is linked to the development of Alzheimer’s disease, not enough of the protein in healthy brains can cause learning problems and forgetfulness, Saint Louis University scientists have found. The finding could lead to better medications to treat Alzheimer’s disease.