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Novel PET staging system may help monitor Alzheimer disease

(HealthDay)—A staging system of β-amyloid (Aβ) accumulation may be useful for monitoring patients throughout the course of Alzheimer disease (AD), according to a study published online July 17 in JAMA Neurology to coincide with the annual Alzheimer’s Association International Conference,

Deciphering brain somatic mutations associated with Alzheimer’s disease

Researchers have identified somatic mutations in the brain that could contribute to the development of Alzheimer’s disease (AD). Their findings were published in the journal Nature Communications last week. Decades worth of research has identified inherited mutations that lead to

Alzheimer’s gene may impact cognitive health before adulthood

A gene linked to Alzheimer’s Disease may impact cognitive health much sooner than previously realized. The APOE gene creates a protein, apolipoprotein E, which packages cholesterol and other fats to transport them through the bloodstream. There are three versions, or

Risk and progression of Alzheimer’s disease differ by sex

The abnormal accumulation of proteins in the brain is a biological marker for Alzheimer’s disease, but the ways in which these proteins spread may help explain why the prevalence of Alzheimer’s is higher in women than in men. A recent

Exercise offers protection against Alzheimer’s

Higher levels of daily physical activity may protect against the cognitive decline and neurodegeneration (brain tissue loss) from Alzheimer’s disease (AD) that alters the lives of many older people, researchers from Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) have found. In a paper

Scientists shift goals in Alzheimer’s research to focus on prevention

After more than 100 years of research on Alzheimer’s disease, scientists are beginning to believe that a cure is not achievable. “The idea that there is going to be one drug that fixes all this seems more and more unlikely.

Scientists close in on blood test for Alzheimer’s

Scientists are closing in on a long-sought goal—a blood test to screen people for possible signs of Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia. On Monday at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference, half a dozen research groups gave new results

Healthy blood vessels may be the answer to Alzheimer’s prevention

If you’re worried about Alzheimer’s disease, your best shot at prevention could be maintaining cardiovascular health through exercise and diet and staying on top of conditions such as diabetes and high blood pressure. That’s because USC researchers suspect healthy blood

‘Crosstalk’ between genes promotes brain inflammation in Alzheimer’s

A new study by scientists at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) offers clues about how to prevent inflammation of brain tissue, which promotes Alzheimer’s disease (AD). The findings of this study online now and appearing in the September 4, 2019 print

The risk factors of Alzheimer’s disease

Alzheimer’s disease is the sixth leading cause of death in the U.S., but recent studies have ranked it third after they found that deaths caused by this disease were underreported. In addition, many people who potentially have Alzheimer’s never receive

Could the cure for Alzheimer’s be found in myrobalan?

Myrobalan (Terminalia chebula) holds potential as a natural treatment for Alzheimer’s disease, which is one of the most common severe neurological disorders today. A study published in the African Journal of Traditional, Complementary and Alternative Medicines found that myrobalan could