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Classifying Alzheimer's patients in 6 subgroups

"Alzheimer's, like breast cancer, is not one disease" - Shubhabrata Mukherjee

06-Dec-2018

Researchers studying Alzheimer's disease have created an approach to classify patients with Alzheimer's disease, a finding that may open the door for personalized treatments. "Alzheimer's, like breast cancer, is not one disease," said lead author Shubhabrata Mukherjee, research assistant ...

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In the fight against Alzheimer's, Down syndrome may hold vital clues

18-Oct-2018

At first glance, Down syndrome (DS) and Alzheimer's disease (AD), two severe brain abnormalities, may seem to have little in common. Down syndrome is a hereditary disease, the source of which has long been recognized--a triplication of chromosome 21. By contrast, the overwhelming majority of ...

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New method enables accurate diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease

21-Sep-2018

Diagnosing Alzheimer's disease can be difficult, as several other conditions can cause similar symptoms. Now a new brain imaging method can show the spread of specific tau protein depositions, which are unique to cases with Alzheimer's. "The method works very well. I believe it will be applied ...

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Why some people with brain markers of Alzheimer’s have no dementia

22-Aug-2018

A new study from The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston has uncovered why some people that have brain markers of Alzheimer’s never develop the classic dementia that others do. Alzheimer’s disease, the most common form of dementia, affects more than 5 million Americans. People ...

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Potential indicator for the early detection of dementias

09-Aug-2018

Researchers at the University of Basel and the University Hospital Basel have discovered a factor that could support the early detection of neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s or Parkinson’s. This cytokine is induced by cellular stress reactions after disturbances of the mitochondria, ...

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Alzheimer's disease and diabetes: Hope for inhibitors

Designed peptides as potential inhibitors of amyloid plaques

08-Aug-2018

Effective therapeutics to counteract the formation of amyloid plaques in Alzheimer's disease and type 2 diabetes are not yet available. Scientists at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) have now come a little bit closer to a solution: They have described a new class of designed macrocyclic ...

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Compound identified that protects against neurodegeneration

20-Jul-2018

Researchers from the University of Liverpool have identified a new compound that protects against neurodegeneration in nematode worms. The discovery may enable novel treatments for human neurodegenerative diseases to be developed in the future. With the predicted growth of the global ageing ...

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Immune system reveals new ways to treat brain disease and pain

09-Jul-2018

Boosting the immune system could offer a radical new way to treat Alzheimer’s disease, according to Dr Michal Schwartz from the Weizmann Institute of Science in Israel. Experiments in mice have shown that targeting immune cells arrested the damage to the brain and helped preserve cognition. For ...

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A medical device for safe growth of neural stem cells using nanotechnology

26-Jun-2018

The research team of Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU) invented a medical device with a specific nanotechnology layer for the proliferation and differentiation of neural stem cells (NSCs) in vitro. Compared with traditional methods, the team's novel matrix can reduce the risk of carcinogenesis ...

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Model estimates lifetime risk of Alzheimer's dementia using biomarkers

23-May-2018

Lifetime risks of developing Alzheimer's disease dementia vary considerably by age, gender and whether any signs or symptoms of dementia are present, according to a new study published online by Alzheimer's & Dementia: The Journal of the Alzheimer's Association. According to the authors, these ...

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