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Alzheimer’s gene may affect brains as early as childhood

People who carry a high-risk gene for Alzheimer's disease show changes in their brains beginning in childhood, decades before the illness appears, new research...

High blood sugar makes Alzheimer’s plaque more toxic to the brain

High blood-sugar levels, such as those linked with Type 2 diabetes, make beta amyloid protein associated with Alzheimer’s disease dramatically more toxic to cells...

Antioxidant effect of resveratrol in the treatment of vascular dementia

Resveratrol, a polyphenolic compound, is synthesized in several plants and possesses beneficial biological effects, which include anti-oxidant, anti-inflammatory and anti-carcinogenic properties. Resveratrol exhibits neuroprotective...

Stress-related protein speeds progression of Alzheimer’s

A stress-related protein genetically linked to depression, anxiety and other psychiatric disorders contributes to the acceleration of Alzheimer’s disease, a new study led by...

New biomarker could reveal Alzheimer’s disease years before onset

A study published today reported the identification of what may be the earliest known biomarker associated with the risk of developing Alzheimer's disease (AD)....

Vascular Link in Alzheimer’s Disease with Cognition

Researchers in the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania found that, across a variety of neurodegenerative diseases, cerebrovascular disease affecting circulation...

Women suffer higher rates of decline in aging and Alzheimer’s

The rates of regional brain loss and cognitive decline caused by aging and the early stages of Alzheimer's disease (AD) are higher for women...

Brain cells created from patients’ skin cells

Cambridge scientists have, for the first time, created cerebral cortex cells – those that make up the brain’s grey matter – from a small...

Diet, nutrient levels linked to cognitive ability, brain shrinkage

New research has found that elderly people with higher levels of several vitamins and omega-3 fatty acids in their blood had better performance on...

Spinal test detects early Alzheimer’s

Analysis of the cerebrospinal fluid can detect whether a person has Alzheimer's disease before symptoms appear. Researchers at the Sahlgrenska Academy at the University...

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