A Researcher Is Offering a Prize to Anyone Who Can Prove a Germ Causes Alzheimer’s

ALTERNATE HYPOTHESIS Most researchers believe that Alzheimer’s disease is caused by amyloid plaques or protein tangles. But NPR reports that another theory has been percolating in the scientific community for decades: that the memory-ravaging illness is caused by an infectious microbe. And one advocate is putting up $1 […]

Existing liver drug can help treat Alzheimer’s

Research reveals that an existing drug used to treat liver disease could also be employed in Alzheimer’s disease therapy. The drug “heals” malfunctioning elements at cellular level. Alzheimer’s Disease is the most common type of dementia. It affects around 5.7 million […]

Alzheimer’s-associated tau protein disrupts molecular transport within neurons

Abnormal form of tau interacts with structure handling transport between nucleus and cytoplasm MASSACHUSETTS GENERAL HOSPITAL A multi-institutional study led by investigators at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and Johns Hopkins School of Medicine has found how the abnormal form of […]

Researchers demonstrate safe, non-invasive way to open blood-brain barrier in Alzheimer’s patients

In the first peer-reviewed published report of its kind, University of Toronto researchers have demonstrated that focused ultrasound can be used to safely open the blood-brain barrier (BBB) in patients with Alzheimer’s disease. “We are pioneering exciting potential innovative treatment options for […]

Discovery presents treatment hope for Alzheimer’s and other neurodegenerative diseases

UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH AUSTRALIA There is new hope for the treatment of Alzheimer’s and other neurological diseases following a ground-breaking discovery made by an Australian-Chinese research collaboration. IMAGE: THIS IS A 3D ILLUSTRATION OF NERVE CELLS, CONCEPT FOR NEUROLOGICAL DISEASES, TUMORS AND […]

Increased levels of human herpesvirus ID’d in Alzheimer’s

(HealthDay)—Subjects with Alzheimer’s disease have increased levels of two strains of human herpesvirus, according to a study published online July 11 in Neuron. Ben Readhead, M.B.B.S., from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York City, and colleagues […]

Newly characterized molecule offers possibilities for novel Alzheimer’s treatments

Alzheimer’s disease is an increasingly prevalent, neurodegenerative condition that erodes memory and other cognitive functions. Treatments for this complex disease have been elusive, although researchers have previously uncovered its main biological features: amyloid-beta plaques and tau tangles. PET scan of a human […]

First practice guidelines for clinical evaluation of Alzheimer’s disease

July 22, 2018, Alzheimer’s Association Despite more than two decades of advances in diagnostic criteria and technology, symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease and Related Dementias (ADRD) too often go unrecognized or are misattributed, causing delays in appropriate diagnoses and care that […]

The ‘Big Bang’ of Alzheimer’s: Scientists ID genesis of disease

DALLAS – July 10, 2018 – Scientists have discovered a “Big Bang” of Alzheimer’s disease – the precise point at which a healthy protein becomes toxic but has not yet formed deadly tangles in the brain. A study from UT […]

Alzheimer’s breakthrough: Brain metals that may drive disease progression revealed

In brains affected by Alzheimer’s, researchers identify chemically reduced iron species, with mineral forms including a magnetic iron oxide UNIVERSITY OF WARWICK Breakthrough in description of metals in brain which may drive the progression of Alzheimer’s disease, made by international research collaboration, including […]