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Blood product could be an Alzheimer’s cure

Sutter Institute of Medical Research has undertaken a study using an immunoglobulin blood product to control and seemingly cure Alzheimer’s disease at a particular stage of the disease’s progression.

Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases may be transmissible

In disturbing news, research suggests that Alzheimer’s disease, along with other neurodegenerative disorders like Parkinson’s, may be transmissible.

New Alzheimer’s and migraine treatments being developed

Major pharmaceutical companies Amgen and Novartis are to collaborate on novel neuroscience treatments for Alzheimer's disease and migraine.

Dementia may be stabilising in some countries: study

Paris - The occurrence of dementia and Alzheimer's disease may have stabilised in some wealthy nations, according to a study released Friday.

Promise seen for drug in patients with early Alzheimer's

Washington - A new kind of drug to fight Alzheimer's has shown promise when given to people in the early stages of the disease, drug-maker Eli Lilly said Wednesday.

Protein linked to Alzheimer's discovered in brains as young as 20

In a study released today, researchers at Northwestern University in Illinois found traces of the protein amyloid in patients as young as 20. The abnormal protein is a cause of Alzheimer's Disease and other dementia.

Op-Ed: Has Alzheimer’s been recreated in a stem cell lab study?

According to a newly published report, scientists have used a novel three-dimensional culture method to recreate the plaques and tangles of the neurodegenerative disease Alzheimer’s.

Epigenetic patterns found with people who have Alzheimer’s

People with the neurodegenerative disease Alzheimer's are more likely to have certain epigenetic patterns than those without, according to a new study.

Using eyes and nose to detect Alzheimer’s

Failing a sniff test or screening positive on an eye exam may predict people’s chances of developing the neurodegenerative disorder Alzheimer’s, according to a new study.

New Alzheimer’s blood test

London - Scientists have identified a set of proteins that can predict the development of Alzheimer’s disease-related dementia with 87 percent accuracy.

Potential new drug may bring hope for Alzheimer's sufferers

New York - Experiments conducted by researchers at Sidney Strickland’s Laboratory of Neurobiology and Genetics at Rockefeller University have discovered a compound which may stop the progression of Alzheimer’s.

Japan study looks to big data for signs of Alzheimer's

Tokyo - Researchers in Japan will trawl through huge amounts of data to search for possible precursors to Alzheimer's Disease in a bid to identify who might develop a condition affecting millions around the world.The study, which involves the healthcare arm of...

'Stand your ground' law could apply in Georgia shooting

The "Castle Doctrine," or "stand your ground" law is legal in 46 states in the U.S. This legislation says that a man's home or any place he's legally allowed to be, can be protected with deadly force, if necessary, to protect a perceived or real threat.

Is it possible to 'sniff out' Alzheimer’s?

A remarkable and inexpensive peanut-butter smell test could help diagnose the neurodegenerative disease Alzheimer’s in its early stages.

Study: Drinking hot chocolate may ward off Alzheimer's

Looking for a way to keep your brain healthy and happy for as long as possible? New research findings conclude a daily dose of chocolate could prevent Alzheimer's disease.

Is a blood test for Alzheimer’s possible?

According to a new research paper, a new blood test has been developed which predicts Alzheimer’s disease with 93 percent accuracy.

Video: Spanish scientists lip-dubbing to YouTube success

Valencia - Scientists at the Príncipe Felipe Research Center in Valencia, Spain needed some serious cheering up with the latest budget cuts, which led to almost half of their staff being let go. They decided to raise morale a bit by entering a lip-sync competition.

Can cinnamon prevent Alzheimer's?

Some recent research suggests that an extract from cinnamon could help to prevent or delay the onset of Alzheimer's disease.

Europe spends 150 million euro on brain research

For this May’s European Month of the Brain, Europe has announced funding of around 150 million euros for 20 new international brain research projects.

Mouse brain rendered transparent for neurological research

Researchers have developed a method for rendering the brain of a mouse transparent. This non-destructive process is designed to allow scientists to better visualize brain conditions such as autism.

Lack of funds delaying brain disease research

Scientists have claimed that a lack of federal funds is delaying research into brain diseases and eye disorders, according to an American study.

Alzheimer's disease develops differently according to gender

A new study from the U.S. has indicated that there are key differences in the way Alzheimer's disease develops between men and women.

Op-Ed: Music's Universal Appeal

The increased use of music therapy as a primary treatment and the combined use of music therapy with other therapies has helped treat a wide array of conditions and diseases.

Another reason to brush — Dental hygiene related to dementia risk

A new study suggests people who brush their teeth and gums regularly may have a lower risk of developing dementia in later life.

Op-Ed: A key ingredient in popcorn is linked to Alzheimer's

Most people love popcorn and it is a treat often eaten by movie goers. However, popcorn may taste nice, but it is bad for a healthy diet and now it has been discovered that it could be linked to Alzheimer's.

Hope for Alzheimer's Disease

Scientists discovered a new link for Alzheimer's Disease. This news could lead to millions of people being saved from the humiliation of Alzheimer's.

Poor sleep habits linked to Alzheimer's later in life

Have trouble sleeping at night? This troubling news may make it even harder. A new study suggests there may be a link between poor sleep habits and the development in Alzheimer's later in life.

GPS shoes become latest tool to track seniors with Alzheimer's

A newly marketed shoe with a built-in global positioning system has become the latest tool available to quickly track seniors with Alzheimer's disease and dementia sufferers who wander away from their homes and loved ones.

Claims made that Reagan suffered from Alzheimer's in office

Former President Ronald Reagan's son Ron Reagan has made claims that his father may have suffered from Alzheimer's while in office.

Study: Vitamin B may slow Alzheimer's

A recent study shows that high doses of B vitamins may dramatically slow brain shrinkage and help protect people from Alzheimer’s.
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