New drug prevents hallmark of Alzheimer’s in animals

Mar 30, 2021 by

A new study in the “Journal of Experimental Medicine” reports that scientists have identified a new drug that can inhibit the development of plaques in the brains of animals....

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New studies support blood test for early detection of Alzheimer’s...

Feb 16, 2021 by

A team from the University of Gothenburg have found that an in-house blood test for Alzheimer’s can detect the disease early and track its course....

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Rotten egg gas could guard against Alzheimer’s

Jan 28, 2021 by

Researchers at Johns Hopkins Medicine have shown that hydrogen sulfide, the foul-smelling gas, may help protect aging brain cells against Alzheimer’s disease. The team’s findings were published in the Proceedings of the National Academies of Science....

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Newly discovered mutations linked to early onset dementia

Jan 7, 2021 by

Researchers at Trinity College Dublin have discovered mutations associated with early onset dementia. They found that adult-onset ALSP (Leukoencephalopathy with axonal Spheroids and Pigmented glia), an ultra-rare condition, manifests initially with psychiatric and behavioral changes, followed by a rapid...

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Anxiety associated with faster Alzheimer’s onset

Dec 15, 2020 by

Research presented at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North American have found that anxiety is associated with an increased rate of progression from mild cognitive impairment to Alzheimer’s disease....

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Mid-life high blood pressure linked to increased brain damage later...

Dec 3, 2020 by

A new study published in European Heart Journal found a strong association between diastolic blood pressure (the blood pressure between heart beats) before age 50 and brain damage in later life (elderly). This is true even if the diastolic...

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