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A new study has successfully reversed both the biological and behavioral hallmarks of Alzheimer's disease in mouse models. The research found that slowly depleting the presence of a certain enzyme can reverse the formation of amyloid plaques in the brain. Illustrating the tricky path current Alzheimer's research faces, the study was published literally hours after giant pharmaceutical company
Amyloid beta deposits, or plaques, in the brain are the most commonly hypothesized causative agent behind Alzheimer's disease. A new breakthrough blood test, developed by an international team of scientists, can reportedly measure the concentration of these amyloid beta concentrations using just a tiny blood sample...Continue Reading Alzheimer's blood test promises detection years before symp
The degenerative processes behind Alzheimer's disease have been found to begin 10, or even 20 years before dementia symptoms become evident and the condition is diagnosed. A new study suggests that increasing symptoms of anxiety could be an early indicator of Alzheimer's, allowing physicians better targets for early interventions to treat the condition before it causes too much irreversible n
The fascinating connection between diabetes and Alzheimer's disease has been studied for several years with some scientists going so far as suggesting the two conditions are different stages of the same disease. A team of researchers has now discovered that a drug initially developed to treat type 2 diabetes has "significantly reversed memory loss" in early animal trials...Continue Reading Di
Canola is generally considered a healthy oil thanks to its ability to reduce LDL cholesterol in the blood and lower the risk of heart disease. A new animal study out of Temple University, though, has shown that the vegetable-based fat increases substances in the brain that can lead to Alzheimer's disease, unlike a different heart-healthy oil...Continue Reading Canola oil linked to Alzheimer's
One of the biggest new areas of medical research in the 21st century is the investigation into the holistic effect of the gut microbiome on the human body. We are rapidly discovering that the vast community of bacteria that live in our gut are actually playing roles in everything from Multiple Sclerosis to depression. Two new studies have now found connections between the gut microbiome and p
We've long praised dolphins as being one of the most intelligent animals on Earth, but that might come with an unfortunate downside. Oxford researchers studying the brains of dolphins have found clear signs of Alzheimer's disease, marking the first time the illness has been detected in a wild animal. In an interesting twist, the discovery may dash the hopes that an extreme calorie-restricted
One of the most confounding aspects of Alzheimer's Disease is our inability to diagnose the condition with certainty until after death. Now, researchers at Lancaster University in England are claiming a breakthrough in identifying the disease, even in its early stages, using a sensor embedded with a diamond. The hope is that using the device for early detection will improve the quality and le
Presently, for a definitive diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease, doctors have to perform a PET scan of patients' brains. Not only is it expensive, but it also requires the patient to be injected with radioactive tracers. Soon, however, a simple eye scan may be all that's required – and it could catch the disease sooner than ever before...Continue Reading Alzheimer's may be detected early, via ey
Researchers at MIT have uncovered a new potential treatment for reversing memory loss of Alzheimer's sufferers. The technique targets an enzyme known as HDAC2, which blocks genes vital to memory formation in Alzheimer's patients, and so far it has shown promise in tests in mice...Continue Reading Scientists unclog genetic brain blockade in mice with Alzheimer'sCategory: MedicalTags: A


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