Alzheimer's Disease

Nih Awards Over $100 Million To Examine Biomarkers Of Alzheimer's Disease In Adults With Down...

The Alzheimer's Biomarkers Consortium - Down Syndrome (ABC-DS), a multi-institution research team, co-led by members from the University of California, Irvine, has been awarded an unprecedented five-year, $109 million grant by the National...
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Simple Test May Predict Alzheimer's Years Before Symptoms

Using language variables from a standard test, researchers trained computer models to identify future dementia risk in cognitively normal individuals. Medscape Medical News
Related topics: Medical Research, Dementia

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Ai Assesses Alzheimer's Risk By Analyzing Word Usage

New models used writing samples to predict the onset of the disease with 70 percent accuracy -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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Ibm Scientists Hope To Detect Early Signs Of Dementia Using Ai

Researchers from IBM and Pfizer have published details on a new AI model that interprets written speech, which they claim can predict whether a person will develop Alzheimer’s seven years before they show symptoms.The idea is attractive for its...
Related topics: Dementia, Medical Research, Pfizer

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New Anti-ab Vaccine Could Help Halt Alzheimer's Progression, Preclinical Study Finds

A preclinical study by neuroscientists indicates that an antigen-presenting dendritic vaccine with a specific antibody response to oligomeric A-beta may be safer and offer clinical benefit in treating Alzheimer's disease. The vaccine uses immune...
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Smog Tied To Raised Risk For Parkinson's, Alzheimer's Disease

TUESDAY, Oct. 20, 2020 -- As the air people breathe gets dirtier, their odds for serious neurological disorders such as Parkinson's disease, Alzheimer's and other dementias rises, new research shows. The long-term study of more than 63 million...
Related topics: Parkinson's, Medical Research

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Poor Brain Blood Flow Might Spur 'tangles' Of Alzheimer's

THURSDAY, Oct. 15, 2020 -- Offering fresh insight into the deep-seated roots of dementia, new research finds that diminished blood flow to the brain is tied to buildup a protein long associated with Alzheimer's disease. Called "tau," high levels...
Related topics: Dementia, Medical Research, Proteins

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Helping Alzheimer's Patients Bring Back Memories

Targeting recall processes could let people who are in the disease’s early stages access what they currently can’t remember -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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If A Parent Has Alzheimer's, What's The Likelihood Of Their Children Getting It?

Experts say genes are only one part of the equation.
Related topics: Genetics

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If A Parent Has Alzheimer's, What's The Likelihood Of Their Children Getting It?

Experts say genes are only one part of the equation.
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Poor Brain Blood Flow Might Spur 'tangles' Of Alzheimer's

THURSDAY, Oct. 15, 2020 -- Offering fresh insight into the deep-seated roots of dementia, new research finds that diminished blood flow to the brain is tied to buildup a protein long associated with Alzheimer's disease. Called "tau," high levels...
Related topics: Dementia, Medical Research, Proteins

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Penn Medicine Researchers Use Artificial Intelligence To 'redefine' Alzheimer's Disease

With a $17.8 million grant from the National Institute on Aging at the National Institutes of Health, researchers in the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania will collaborate with 11 research centers to determine more...
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Mild Cognitive Impairment Counterattack

Battling the mild cognitive impairment stage of Alzheimer's may disease may "nip it in the bud".

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$3 Million Grant To Further Study How Neurons Work Together

Studying how neurons work together in order to better understand neurological disorders such as Alzheimer's disease and autism spectrum disorders, researchers led by John Byrne, PhD, at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston...
Related topics: Medical Research, Neurons, Autism

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Alzheimer's Book Offers Updated Resource For Patients, Care Partners

Misplacing keys, forgetting the way to a doctor's appointment, trouble recalling a neighbor's name: Are these examples of typical aging? What's the difference between Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia? What's actually happening to the...
Related topics: Dementia

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'profound Human Toll' In Excess Deaths From Covid-19 Reported

Increased deaths due to heart disease and Alzheimer's disease or dementia also increased as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, research shows. Medscape Medical News
Related topics: Cardiovascular Disease, Dementia, Medical Research

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Another Alzheimer’s Target?

(MedPage Today) -- The apolipoprotein E ε2 (APOE2) allele appeared to protect against amyloid-beta (Aβ) accumulation in people who also carried APOE4, an analysis of cross-sectional data showed. APOE2 was tied to a reduction in both...

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Covid-19 Is Now The Third Leading Cause Of Death In The U.s.

 It kills more people than the flu, contrary to Trump’s claims, and also surpasses stroke, Alzheimer’s and diabetes -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
Related topics: Flu, Influenza (Flu), Stroke, Diabetes

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Does General Anesthesia Increase Dementia Risk?

There are concerns that exposure to general anesthesia during surgery may contribute to an increased risk of Alzheimer's disease. To investigate, researchers compared exposure to general anesthesia versus regional anesthesia during elective surgery,...
Related topics: Anesthesia, Dementia, Medical Research

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Evidence Of Alzheimer's, Parkinson's And Mnd In Brains Of Young People Exposed To Dirty Air

After examining the brainstems of 186 young Mexico City residents aged between 11 months and 27 years of age, researchers, found markers not only of Alzheimer's disease, but also of Parkinson's and of motor neuron disease (MND) too. These markers of...
Related topics: Parkinson's, Medical Research, Neurons

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