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Losing control of gene activity in Alzheimer's disease
SCIENCE DAILY Pioneering research into the mechanisms controlling gene activity in the brain could hold the key to understanding Alzheimer's disease and might help identify effective treatments in the future. 7 hours
Epigenetic modifications may contribute to Alzheimer's Disease
NEWS MEDICAL Scientists report epigenetic modifications in the brains of patients with Alzheimer's, after observing differences in histone acetylation across the genome. 11 hours
ApoE4 gene linked with chronic inflammation increases risk for Alzheimer's disease
NEWS MEDICAL While it is widely shown that possessing the ApoE4 gene is the major genetic risk factor of Alzheimer's disease, not all ApoE4 carriers develop AD. 2 days
Does herpes cause Alzheimer's?
SCIENCE DAILY Herpes is the dreaded 'gift that keeps on giving'. But could it also be taking our memories? Decades of research show a striking correlation between Alzheimer's disease risk and infection with Herpes Simplex Virus 1 (HSV1) in people carrying a... 2 days
Scientists grow functioning human neural networks in 3D from stem cells
SCIENCE DAILY A team of researchers has developed three-dimensional (3D) human tissue culture models for the central nervous system that mimic structural and functional features of the brain... 3 days
Study points to new method to deliver drugs to the brain
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers have discovered a potentially new approach to deliver therapeutics more effectively to the brain. The research could have implications for the treatment of a wide... 3 days
Herpes may account for 50 percent of Alzheimer's cases
MNT A large review suggests that the herpes virus may result in a heightened risk of senile dementia, and may account for numerous Alzheimer's diagnoses. 3 days
Medical News Today: Herpes may account for 50 percent of Alzheimer's cases
MNT A large review suggests that the herpes virus may result in a heightened risk of senile dementia, and may account for numerous Alzheimer's diagnoses. 3 days
Could we prevent Alzheimer's disease by treating herpes?
NEWS MEDICAL An exciting new paper suggests that over half of all cases of Alzheimer’s disease could be traced back to herpes simplex virus 1, which causes cold sores. 4 days
Green Tea Polyphenol Helps Therapeutic RNAs Slip Inside Cells
SCI-NEWS.COM Epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG) is the major polyphenol in the leaves of green tea (Camellia sinensis). This compound is... 4 days
Targeting immune checkpoints in microglia could reduce out-of-control neuroinflammation
NEWS MEDICAL A group of Massachusetts General Hospital investigators is proposing that targeting immune checkpoints - molecules that regulate the activity of the immune system - in immune cells called microglia could... 5 days
Alzheimer's: These psychiatric symptoms may be an early sign
MNT A postmortem study of brain tissue tests and interviews of those close to the deceased ties some psychiatric symptoms to early Alzheimer's disease. 5 days
Medical News Today: Alzheimer's: These psychiatric symptoms may be an early sign
MNT A postmortem study of brain tissue tests and interviews of those close to the deceased ties some psychiatric symptoms to early Alzheimer's disease. 5 days
Regulating microglial activity may reduce inflammation in neurodegenerative diseases
SCIENCE DAILY A group of investigators is proposing that targeting immune checkpoints -- molecules that regulate the activity of the immune system -- in immune cells called microglia could reduce the inflammatory... 5 days
Chronic sleep disruption in early adult life accelerates AD-related tau pathology
NEWS MEDICAL Lack of sleep during adolescence and early adulthood accelerates Alzheimer’s disease-related tau pathology, finds a study of male and female mice published in JNeurosci. 6 days
Down syndrome may hold important clues to onset of Alzheimer's disease
NEWS MEDICAL At first glance, Down syndrome and Alzheimer's disease, two severe brain abnormalities, may seem to have little in common. Down syndrome is a hereditary disease, the... 6 days
Neuropsychiatric symptoms related to earliest stages of Alzheimer's brain pathology
NEWS MEDICAL UC San Francisco researchers, in collaboration with the unique Brazilian Biobank for Aging Studies at the University of São Paulo, have shown that the earliest stages of the... 1 week
Study reveals potential to monitor progression of Alzheimer’s disease by measuring brain antioxidant levels
NEWS MEDICAL In a breakthrough human study, anti-oxidant, glutathione, which protects the brain from stress, has been found to be significantly depleted... 1 week
Early changes to synapse gene regulation may cause Alzheimer's disease
SCIENCE DAILY New research has revealed a role for splicing proteins in the pathology of Alzheimer's disease. Increased phosphorylation of the SRRM2 protein, seen in AD mouse models and human... 1 week
Team simulates how Alzheimer's disease spreads through the brain
PHYS.ORG VIDEO For the first time, scientists have developed a computer simulation of how clumps of defective proteins in neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer's spread through the brain, much of the time in... 2 weeks
Researchers model how toxic proteins course through the brain, lead to disease
PHYS.ORG Many neurodegenerative diseases spread by hijacking the brain's connective circuitry to transport toxic proteins, which gradually accumulate and trigger symptoms of dementias. Now, researchers... 2 weeks
Findings offer new insight into early changes that occur during AD pathology
NEWS MEDICAL Alzheimer's disease (AD) is the most common form of dementia, involving memory loss and a reduction in cognitive abilities. 1 week
Antidepressants can be used to treat Alzheimer’s disease
NEWS MEDICAL Scientists at the University of Waterloo have discovered that antidepressant medications can be used to treat Alzheimer’s disease. 2 weeks
Exposure to magnetite particles is unlikely to contribute to Alzheimer’s disease
NEWS MEDICAL A 2016 study showed that exposure to urban pollution involving magnetite particles played a role in the development of Alzheimer's disease. 2 weeks
New appropriate use criteria for lumbar puncture in Alzheimer's diagnosis
SCIENCE DAILY In preparation for more tools that detect and measure the biology associated with Alzheimer's and other dementias earlier and with more accuracy, experts have published appropriate use criteria... 2 weeks
Questioning the link between pollution by magnetite particles and Alzheimer's disease
PHYS.ORG A 2016 study showed that exposure to urban pollution involving magnetite particles played a role in the development of Alzheimer's disease. It began from the hypothesis... 2 weeks
Personalized goal setting to improve dementia care
NEWS MEDICAL Dementia is a health condition that affects your memory in ways that can make it difficult to carry out your usual daily tasks. The most common cause of dementia is Alzheimer's disease, which causes... 2 weeks
Antiepileptic drug use associated with elevated stroke risk in Alzheimer’s patients
NEWS MEDICAL Antiepileptic drug use is associated with an increased risk of stroke among persons with Alzheimer’s disease, according to a new study from the University of Eastern... 2 weeks
New AUC published for lumbar puncture and spinal fluid analysis in Alzheimer's diagnosis
NEWS MEDICAL In preparation for more tools that detect and measure the biology associated with Alzheimer's and other dementias earlier and with more accuracy,... 2 weeks
Scientists identify new biomarker for Alzheimer's disease of sporadic origin
NEWS MEDICAL The objective of the research, undertaken in the laboratories of the IBPM, is to develop a model for studying Alzheimer's disease of sporadic origin, in other words, not... 2 weeks
What is the difference between dementia and Alzheimer's?
MNT Dementia is an umbrella term that describes symptoms affecting memory and cognitive function. Alzheimer’s disease is a specific, and the most common, type of dementia. The conditions overlap in terms of symptoms,... 2 weeks
Medical News Today: What is the difference between dementia and Alzheimer's?
MNT Dementia is an umbrella term that describes symptoms affecting memory and cognitive function. Alzheimer’s disease is a specific, and the most common, type of dementia. The... 2 weeks
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Team simulates how Alzheimer's disease spreads through the brain
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