Brain cell protection may also regulate your sleep

Understanding more about how a system that protects brain cells affects sleep could reveal a connection between sleep disorders and neurodegenerative diseases.

Lauren Ingeno-Penn • futurity
March 13, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: alzheimers-disease parkinsons-disease als aging sleep brains health-and-medicine neurodegenerative-diseases

Green glow shows changes in gene expression

A new gene signal amplifier could help simplify diagnosis of conditions like Alzheimer's disease, diabetes, and some cancers.

Jeff Falk-Rice • futurity
March 10, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: alzheimers-disease genes proteins health-and-medicine chromosomes

How does aging affect neurodegenerative diseases?

A new study digs into aging and brain changes in people with neurodegenerative diseases like MS, Alzheimer's, and Parkinson's.

Ellen Goldbaum-Buffalo • futurity
March 9, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: alzheimers-disease parkinsons-disease memory aging brains multiple-sclerosis health-and-medicine neurodegenerative-diseases

Can flashing lights treat Alzheimer’s disease?

Using flashing lights as an Alzheimer's disease treatment may be one step closer to reality, thanks to new research with mice.

Ben Brumfield-Georgia Tech • futurity
Feb. 27, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: alzheimers-disease brains light health-and-medicine microglia

2 drugs fail to slow rare early-onset Alzheimer’s in trial

"If we have learned one thing after more than 30 years of Alzheimer's research, it is that even negative results propel the science forward."

Tamara Bhandari-Washington University • futurity
Feb. 14, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: alzheimers-disease clinical-trials health-and-medicine medications

Gene variant speeds up Parkinson’s disease dementia

Targeting the gene variant may be a way to fight the spread of harmful proteins in people with Parkinson's disease, researchers say.

Tamara Bhandari-Washington University • futurity
Feb. 7, 2020 ~6 min

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Simulations sort Alzheimer’s tau: fibrils and ‘tumbleweeds’

Simulations offer clues to the structures of tau proteins, which are suspected culprits in Alzheimer’s disease and frontotemporal dementia.

Mike Williams-Rice • futurity
Feb. 4, 2020 ~5 min

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Can A.I. blood analysis predict Alzheimer’s progress?

Artificial intelligence can check blood samples to predict and explain the progress of neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer's, researchers report.

Shawn Hayward-McGill • futurity
Jan. 28, 2020 ~3 min

Tags: alzheimers-disease artificial-intelligence huntingtons-disease health-and-medicine blood-tests neurodegenerative-diseases

Can tiny doses of lithium treat Alzheimer’s disease?

Very low doses of lithium could potentially ease the symptoms of Alzheimer's disease, new research in rats suggests.

Jason Clement-McGill • futurity
Jan. 27, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: alzheimers-disease cognition memory featured health-and-medicine medications lithium

Missing brain protein can cause autism-like behaviors

A missing protein in the brain can cause behaviors that mimic autism, a new study shows.

Robin Lally-Rutgers • futurity
Jan. 15, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: alzheimers-disease autism brains proteins health-and-medicine

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