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Alzheimer's is a disease with a number of potential causes and therefore a number of potential targets for prevention. One of those centers on a protein call tau, which can gather in long tangles that kill off neurons in the brain. Scientists have developed what they describe as a vaccine to keep the brain clear of these dangerous clumps, and found that treating mice in this way helped sta
Scientists have long debated why there seems to be an association between higher levels of education and lower rates of Alzheimer's disease in later life. New research from Johns Hopkins Medicine is suggesting neurodegenerative disease is just as prevalent in more-educated individuals but a greater cognitive reserve can temporarily mitigate the impact of Alzheimer's pathology in one's seni
An exciting new study from the University of Cambridge is demonstrating how a novel virtual reality navigation test can better predict which patients are in the early stages of Alzheimer's disease compared to other currently used "gold standard" cognitive tests... Continue Reading How virtual reality can help diagnose early Alzheimer’s disease Category: Medical Tags: Alzheimer'
Since 2016, a team of MIT neuroscientists has been exploring the strange hypothesis that external exposure to a light flickering at 40 Hz can improve cognitive function and reverse the neurodegeneration associated with Alzheimer's disease. A new study has now homed in on exactly how, on a cellular level, this light treatment could be working... Continue Reading How a strange flickering lig
 Researchers say they've collected the equivalent of 1,700 years of research data that can be used to better detect Alzheimer's across just a few years. ...
Alzheimer's disease is typically first noticed in the form of memory problems, although the condition is typically quite advanced by that stage. In order to catch it earlier, scientists have developed a video game that assesses players' spatial navigation skills... Continue Reading Video game may provide an earlier-than-ever indication of Alzheimer's Category: Health & Wellbeing
How Alzheimer's functions and why it develops is still a source of huge mystery, but by following its biochemical footsteps researchers are being led to some strangely promising places. In newly published research, scientists have uncovered evidence of how bacterial toxins stemming from poor oral hygiene can make their way into the brain and may well contribute to the disease, and others l
Compelling research, led by a team from the University of California, Santa Barbara, has discovered a drug originally developed as a cancer treatment may be repurposed to target a variety of neurodegenerative diseases including Alzheimer's. Despite proving to be ineffective in treating cancer, the new drug has been shown to be safe for humans and early mouse studies suggest it could have p
A shockwave reverberated through the Alzheimer's research community today after pharmaceutical company Biogen announced it was discontinuing two massive final phase human trials into the previously promising Alzheimer's drug aducanumab. The announcement is the latest in a long line of failed Alzheimer's drugs targeting the popular amyloid protein hypothesis... Continue Reading Another big
Could an hour's exposure every day to a specifically calibrated flickering light and droning sound help clear your brain of the toxic proteins that cause Alzheimer's disease? An intriguing new MIT study raises this possibility after successful mouse experiments showed marked neurological improvements through simple visual and auditory stimulation... Continue Reading Unusual strobing light


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