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

Tags: alzheimers-disease parkinsons-disease genes brains health-and-medicine

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

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

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

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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

Drugs that fight inflammation may reverse brain aging

When researchers gave mice drugs that fight brain inflammation, senile rodents showed fewer signs of cognitive decline and could better learn new things.

Robert Sanders-UC Berkeley • futurity
Jan. 2, 2020 ~8 min

Tags: alzheimers-disease inflammation cognition brains health-and-medicine medications seizures

Do you flush when you drink? Consider this Alzheimer’s discovery

"Our data suggest that alcohol and Alzheimer's disease-prone genes may put humans at greater risk of Alzheimer's onset and progression."

Stanford • futurity
Dec. 13, 2019 ~9 min

Tags: alzheimers-disease alcohol cognition genes brains health-and-medicine

How people with dementia can best enjoy the holidays

Guests, changes in routine, and other aspects of the holidays can be hard on people with dementia and caregivers. Here are ways to make the season enjoyable for the whole family.

Patti Verbanas-Rutgers • futurity
Dec. 12, 2019 ~1 min

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Busted transport system unites neurodegenerative diseases

New treatments may result from identifying a likely culprit behind the brain build-up that ties all neurodegenerative diseases together.

Katherine Fenz-Rockefeller • futurity
Dec. 9, 2019 ~5 min

Tags: alzheimers-disease parkinsons-disease neurons brains health-and-medicine neurodegenerative-diseases

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