Posts Tagged ‘brain cells’

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What is Alzheimer’s? Part 1: Definition | Getting to Know Alzheimer’s: 12 Things You Must Know | Alzheimer’s Articles, Information and Resources

Definition By Mayo Clinic staff Alzheimer’s disease causes brain changes that gradually get worse. It’s the most common cause of dementia — a group of brain disorders that cause progressive loss of intellectual and social skills, severe enough to interfere with day-to-day life. In Alzheimer’s disease, brain cells degenerate and die, causing a steady decline […]

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Molecular Sculptor of Memories Revealed | Alzheimer’s Articles, Information and Resources

Changing amounts of a certain protein in the brains of mammals affected their learning and memory profoundly, revealed a recent study. The protein, called kibra, was linked in previous studies in humans to memory and protection against late-onset Alzheimer’s disease. The new work in mice, reported in the Sept. 22 issue of Neuron, shows that […]

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Diabetes Increases Dementia Risk, Proven by Two New Studies | Alzheimer’s Articles, Information and Resources

Two new studies highlight the connections between diabetes and dementia. One adds to a growing body of evidence that diabetes, one of the most common medical disorders among older Americans, is a risk factor for Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia. But intensive treatments for diabetes in those who already have it have limited […]

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Cancer Protein’s Surprising Role as Memory Regulator

Scientists at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Harvard Medical School have found that a common cancer protein leads a second, totally different life in normal adult brain cells: It helps regulates memory formation and may be implicated in Alzheimer’s disease. Cyclin E is a well-known culprit that drives many types of solid tumors and blood cancers. […]