Posts Tagged ‘Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine’

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Diagnosis: Mild Cognitive Impairment, Alzheimer’s, or “Just Losing Our Marbles”?

Jack St. Genis of Griffin noticed his memory faltering about two years ago. The former Marine and semi-retired business executive would go to the refrigerator and forget why he was there. He couldn’t go to the grocery store without a list. He needed people to repeat phone numbers or email addresses. He’d try to knock […]

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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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Blood Tests May Predict Rate of Alzheimer’s Disease Progression | Alzheimer’s Articles, Information and Resources

A team of scientists, led by Johns Hopkins researchers, may have found a way to predict how quickly patients with Alzheimer’s disease (AD) will lose cognitive function by looking at ratios of two fatty compounds in their blood. The finding, they say, could provide useful information to families and caregivers, and might also suggest treatment […]