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Alkahest, a California-based biotech start-up, has just revealed some compelling early results from an ongoing Phase 2 trial into the efficacy of its novel formulation of plasma proteins derived from young blood, developed to slow, or even stop, the cognitive decline associated with Alzheimer's disease... Continue Reading Young blood cocktail stops Alzheimer's decline, early clinical t
A new study is building on the growing association between the liver and Alzheimer's disease. Suggesting a correlation between blood-based liver function biomarkers and several neurological signs of Alzheimer's, the research hypothesizes the neurodegenerative disease has broader metabolic effects in organs other than the brain... Continue Reading Association between liver dysfunction and A
A provocative new study is suggesting a gene variant strongly associated with increased Alzheimer's risk in later life could affect cognitive health in childhood. The research reveals those carrying the gene score slightly lower on IQ tests in childhood, implying cognitive decline is apparent at a younger age than ever previously realized. .. Continue Reading Study links major Alzheimer’s
Through a string of interesting studies scientists have been able to probe the links between blood flow to the brain and declining cognitive function. One particularly promising and recent example demonstrated how a drug commonly used for high blood pressure could be used to treat diseases like Parkinson's and dementia. Scientists in the Netherlands have now uncovered another candidate, fi
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


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