LearningRx reviews study on concussion severity

Apr 29, 2017 by

Blood protein may determine concussion severity A study published in Neurology links higher blood levels of tau to longer periods of recover for athletes after a concussion....

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New strategy to prevent Alzheimer’s

Jan 12, 2017 by

A study published in Neuron showed that scientists were able to prevent the early events of Alzheimer’s and the development of brain pathology in experimental animal models. Specifically, they found that the inhibition of Nuak1 resulted in reduced levels...

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Alzheimer’s vaccine could be tested in humans in 3-5 years

Aug 17, 2016 by

Scientists in the U.S. and Australia have created a formula that targets the proteins that play a role in both the development and the progression of Alzheimer’s. The vaccine generates antibodies that attack tau proteins and beta-amyloid proteins....

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TBI produces the same mental impairments as Alzheimer’s

Feb 12, 2016 by

Researchers isolated a toxic form of tau protein from animals that had experienced a TBI then injected into other animals and found that they developed the same type of mental impairments caused by Alzheimer’s....

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New compound lets doctors see Alzheimer’s as it progresses...

Oct 26, 2013 by

Researchers have developed fluorescent imaging agents that let them see tau protein aggregates (typical of Alzheimer’s and other neurodegenerative disorders) right in the brain of living patients....

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