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Skin Cancer Drug Reverses Alzheimer's Disease in Mice

FDA Approved Drug Reverses Alzheimer’s Symptoms in Mice

Neuroscientists at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine have made a dramatic breakthrough in their efforts to find a cure for Alzheimer’s disease. The researchers’ findings, published in the journal Science, show that use of a drug in mice appears to quickly reverse the pathological, cognitive and memory deficits caused by the onset of […]

Skin Cancer Drug Reverses Alzheimer's Disease in Mice

Skin Cancer Drug Reverses Alzheimer’s Disease in Mice

Scientists say they “serendipitously” discovered that a drug used to treat a type of cancer quickly reversed Alzheimer’s disease in mice. “It’s really exciting,” said Maria Carrillo, senior director for medical and scientific relations for the Alzheimer’s Association. “They saw very positive and robust behavior effects in the mice.” In the study, researchers at Case […]

Wernicke-Korsakoff Syndrome

What is Wernicke-Korsakoff Syndrome? How Does it Relate to Alzheimer’s

Wernicke-Korsakoff syndrome is a two-stage brain disorder caused by a deficiency of thiamine (vitamin B-1). Thiamine helps brain cells produce energy from sugar. When levels of the vitamin are too low, cells are unable to generate enough energy to function properly. Wernicke encephalopathy is the first, acute phase and Korsakoff psychosis is the long-lasting, chronic […]

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Why is Alzheimer’s More Destructive to Women?

Many women suffer memory loss and/or confusion at some point in their lives, but as many as 5 million Americans suffer from a much more serious disease, Alzheimer’s. According to statistics from the National Institute on Aging, Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form of dementia in older people. Alzheimer’s is a progressive brain disease; […]

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Family History May be a Stronger Influencer in Development of Alzheimer’s Disease Than Previously Thought | Alzheimer’s Articles, Information and Resources

Family history of Alzheimer disease is associated with several age-related changes that appear to influence Alzheimer’s disease (AD) biomarker abnormalities beyond the increased risk of the APOE4 gene, according to a report published in the October issue of Archives of Neurology, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. According to background information in the article, the “recent […]