Antiepileptic drugs linked to higher risk of stroke in persons with Alzheimer’s disease

Antiepileptic drug use is associated with an increased risk of stroke among persons with Alzheimer’s disease, according to a new study from the University of Eastern Finland. The risk did not differ between old and new antiepileptic drugs. The results were published in the Journal of the American Heart Association. The risk of stroke was particularly elevated […]

Scientists create new map of brain region linked to Alzheimer’s disease

Curing some of the most vexing diseases first requires navigating the world’s most complex structure—the human brain. So, USC scientists have created the most detailed atlas yet of the brain‘s memory bank. Cartographers of the cranium, a USC research team […]

Promising novel treatment against Alzheimer disease

New research conducted at the Lady Davis Institute (LDI) at the Jewish General Hospital reveals that a novel drug reverses memory deficits and stops Alzheimer disease pathology (AD) in an animal model. Importantly, this drug has already proven to be […]

Alzheimer’s ‘world first’ as scientists discover how to destroy toxic particles in the brain that lead to the memory-robbing disorder

Cambridge University scientists along with a team in Sweden led the study  They found a way to target the toxic particles that destroy healthy brain cells Decades worth of scientific trials have so far failed to find a cure for Alzheimer’s  An Alzheimer’s ‘world first’ breakthrough could target the cause […]

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 […]