Posts Tagged ‘scientists’

Studying Bees for a cure for Alzheimer's

Honey Bees May Hold Key Evidence on How Social Interaction Protects Against Alzheimer’s

Scientists at Arizona State University have discovered that older honey bees effectively reverse brain aging when they take on nest responsibilities typically handled by much younger bees. While current research on human age-related dementia focuses on potential new drug treatments, researchers say these findings suggest that social interventions may be used to slow or treat […]

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3-D Microscopy to Aid in Cell Analysis

The understanding of diseases such as Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s is set to take a step forward following groundbreaking technology which will enable cell analysis using automated 3D microscopy. An initiative between the Griffith’s School of Information Communication Technology and the Eskitis Institute for Cellular and Molecular Biology, the technology will allow the automated identification, separation […]

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Scientists Have Developed a Anti-Alzheimer’s Antibody

Researchers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute have developed a new method to design antibodies aimed at combating disease. The surprisingly simple process was used to make antibodies that neutralize the harmful protein particles that lead to Alzheimer’s disease. The process is reported in the Dec. 5 Early Edition of the journal Proceedings of the National Academy […]

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How Does Alzheimer’s Affect the Brain? Part 3: Causes | Getting to Know Alzheimer’s: 12 Things You Must Know | Alzheimer’s Articles, Information and Resources

Causes Scientists believe that for most people, Alzheimer’s disease results from a combination of genetic, lifestyle and environmental factors that affect the brain over time. Less than 5 percent of the time, Alzheimer’s is caused by specific genetic changes that guarantee a person will develop the disease. While the causes of Alzheimer’s are not yet […]

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Herpes Drugs May Delay Progression of Alzheimer’s Disease | Alzheimer’s Articles, Information and Resources

Scientists at the University of Manchester suggest using antiviral drugs to slow the progression of Alzheimer’s Disease (AD). The results of the study seem to indicate that the herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV1) is a risk factor for contracting Alzheimer’s, when it is present in the brains of people who have a specific genetic […]

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Looking for a Cure For Alzheimer’s? Check the Kitchen | Alzheimer’s Articles, Information and Resources

Coffee, broccoli and cinnamon are among the common foods that scientists are investigating in search of new treatments for Alzheimer’s disease. All three contain ingredients that showed promise in fighting the effects of Alzheimer’s on the brain. But the results of the tests, done in laboratory animals, are preliminary. Much more research needs to be […]

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Scientists Hope they Have Found Way to Turn Off Neurodegenerative Diseases | Alzheimer’s Articles, Information and Resources

As the elderly populations rise in many parts of the world, including the U.S., so does the incidence of neurodegenerative disease. Now a team of scientists led by Northwestern University professor Richard I. Morimoto may have discovered a “master switch” that controls the development of the diseases, which include Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s, and how long […]

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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 […]

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First Detection of Pregnancy Protein in Older People Destined for Alzheimer’s Disease

In an advance toward a much-needed early diagnostic test for Alzheimer’s disease (AD), scientists have discovered that older women destined to develop AD have high blood levels of a protein linked to pregnancy years before showing symptoms. Their report appears in ACS’ Journal of Proteome Research. Theo Luider and colleagues explain that more than 26 […]