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January 20, 2019

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January 20, 2019

Dementia: New Culprit and Potential Treatment Target

Jan. 14, 2019 — A study shows people with the worst memory problems also had the most leakage in their brain's blood vessels -- regardless of whether abnormal proteins amyloid and tau were ... read more

Herpes Viruses and Tumors Evolved to Learn How to Manipulate the Same Ancient RNA

Jan. 14, 2019 — Herpes viral infections use the ancient genetic material found in the human genome to proliferate, mimicking the same process tumors have been found to manipulate, Mount Sinai researchers have shown ... read more

Decades-Old Question About Protein Found in Alzheimer's Brain Plaques

Jan. 10, 2019 — Alzheimer's-affected brains are riddled with so-called amyloid plaques: protein aggregates consisting mainly of amyloid-beta. However, this amyloid-beta is a fragment produced from a precursor ... read more

Jan. 9, 2019 — Researchers have uncovered part of the explanation for why poor sleep is linked to Alzheimer's disease. They found that older people who have less slow-wave sleep -- the deep sleep you need to ... read more

Technique Boosts Omega 3 Fatty Acid Levels in Brain 100 Fold

Jan. 8, 2019 — Researchers report that adding a lysophospholipid form of EPA (LPC-EPA) to the diet can increase levels of EPA in the brain 100-fold in ... read more

Insomnia Has Many Faces

Jan. 8, 2019 — Researchers have revealed that there are five types of insomnia. Type 1 scores high on many distressing traits such as neuroticism and feeling down or tense. Types 2 and 3 experienced less distress ... read more

Our Bodies May Cure Themselves of Diabetes in the Future

Jan. 4, 2019 — Diabetes is caused by damaged or non-existing insulin cells inability to produce insulin, a hormone that is necessary in regulating blood sugar levels. Many diabetes patients take insulin supplements ... read more

Fungi Cause Brain Infection and Impair Memory in Mice

Jan. 4, 2019 — Researchers report that the fungus Candida albicans can cross the blood-brain barrier and trigger an inflammatory response that results in the formation of granuloma-type structures and temporary ... read more

Dec. 28, 2018 — Alzheimer's disease is caused by aggregates of amyloid-beta peptides. This aggregation is accelerated at a cell membrane surface. The research group at ExCELLS revealed the reason of this ... read more

Better Mouse Model Built to Enable Precision-Medicine Research for Alzheimer's

Dec. 27, 2018 — Incorporating genetic diversity into a mouse model of Alzheimer's disease resulted in greater overlap with the genetic, molecular and clinical features of this pervasive human disease, according ... read more

Air Pollution in Mexico City Is Associated With the Development of Alzheimer Disease

Dec. 21, 2018 — A new study heightens concerns over the evolving and relentless Alzheimer's pathology observed in young Metropolitan Mexico City (MMC) ... read more

What Helps People Live Well With Dementia

Dec. 21, 2018 — Psychological aspects, such as optimism, self-esteem, loneliness and depression were closely linked to ability to optimize quality of life and wellbeing in both people with dementia and carers. ... read more

Scientists Uncover How Protein Clumps Damage Cells in Parkinson's

Dec. 20, 2018 — Research into the root cause of Parkinson's aims to advance work on a disease-modifying ... read more

Dec. 20, 2018 — An ultrasensitive test has been developed that detects a corrupted protein associated with Alzheimer's disease and chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), a condition found in athletes, military ... read more

New Brain Changes in Early Alzheimer's Disease

Dec. 20, 2018 — Researchers have discovered new changes occurring in the human brain in the early stages of Alzheimer's disease. The researchers used a multiomic approach to determine RNA, protein, and ... read more

Tau Protein Suppresses Neural Activity in Mouse Models of Alzheimer's Disease

Dec. 19, 2018 — A study sheds new light on how the hallmarks of Alzheimer's disease -- amyloid-beta plaques and neurofibrillary tangles containing the protein tau -- produce their damaging effects in the ... read more

Genetic Cause of ALS and Frontotemporal Dementia Blocked by RNA-Binding Compound

Dec. 18, 2018 — A new compound blocks the most common genetic cause of familial ALS and frontotemporal dementia. Results suggest that the target currently being pursued by many research groups may not actually be ... read more

Dec. 18, 2018 — Scientists identified two distinct control mechanisms in the developmental transition of undifferentiated stem cells into healthy brain cells. This fundamental research using mice may inform ... read more

One Type of Brain Cell May Invite Alzheimer's

Dec. 17, 2018 — Researchers found that excitatory neurons -- those that are more likely to trigger an action (as opposed to inhibitory neurons, which are less likely to prompt neural activity) -- are more vulnerable ... read more

Path to Vaccine or Drug for Late-Onset Alzheimer's

Dec. 17, 2018 — Researchers have succeeded in neutralizing what they believe is a primary factor in late-onset Alzheimer's disease, opening the door to development of a drug that could be administered before ... read more

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