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Archive for February, 2011


Brain’s ‘autopilot’ provides insight into early development of Alzheimer’s disease

ScienceDaily (Jan. 17, 2011) ? Watching the brain’s “autopilot” network in real time may help determine the onset of cognitive decline and potentially aid in making an early diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease, according to researchers at Duke University Medical Center. While traditional MRI and imaging studies conducted in Alzheimer’s disease have focused on the anatomy [...]

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Alzheimer’s plaques lead to loss of nitric oxide in brain

ScienceDaily (Jan. 17, 2011) ? A researcher at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, in collaboration with scientists from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), has discovered that the deadly plaques of Alzheimer’s disease interact with certain cellular proteins to inhibit normal signals that maintain blood flow to the brain. Their findings, which could [...]

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Lower biomarker levels, less education associated with greater cognitive decline

ScienceDaily (Jan. 18, 2011) ? Older adults without dementia and with lower levels in plasma of the biomarkers beta-amyloid 42/40 (protein fragments) had an increased rate of cognitive decline over a period of 9 years, according to a study in the January 19 issue of JAMA. The researchers also found that this relationship was stronger [...]

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Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and diabetes mellitus: Unfolding amyloid secrets

ScienceDaily (Jan. 22, 2011) ? Scientists from the University of Leeds have made a fundamental step in the search for therapies for amyloid-related diseases such as Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and diabetes mellitus. By pin-pointing the reaction that kick-starts the formation of amyloid fibres, scientists can now seek to further understand how these fibrils develop and cause [...]

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Study of nutrition, Alzheimer’s links hampered by research approach

ScienceDaily (Jan. 24, 2011) ? Research is trying to determine whether Alzheimer’s disease might be slowed or prevented with nutritional approaches, but a new study suggests those efforts could be improved by use of nutrient “biomarkers” to objectively assess the nutrient status of elderly people at risk for dementia. The traditional approach, which primarily relies [...]

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Study predicts risk of memory loss in healthy, older adults

ScienceDaily (Jan. 24, 2011) ? The combined results of a genetic blood test and a five-minute functional MRI successfully classified more than three-quarters of healthy older adults, many of whom were destined to develop cognitive decline within 18 months of testing. John Woodard, Ph.D., associate professor of psychology in the College of Liberal Arts and [...]

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Imaging procedure can identify biomarker associated with Alzheimer’s disease

ScienceDaily (Jan. 26, 2011) ? Preliminary research suggests that use of a type of molecular imaging procedure may have the ability to detect the presence of beta-amyloid in the brains of individuals during life, a biomarker that is identified during autopsy to confirm a diagnosis of Alzheimer disease, according to a study in the January [...]

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Metabolic syndrome linked to memory loss in older people

ScienceDaily (Feb. 3, 2011) ? Older people with larger waistlines, high blood pressure and other risk factors that make up metabolic syndrome may be at a higher risk for memory loss, according to a study published in the February 2, 2011, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. Metabolic [...]

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Adult ADHD significantly increases risk of common form of dementia, study finds

ScienceDaily (Feb. 6, 2011) ? Adults who suffer from attention-deficit and hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are more than three times as likely to develop a common form of degenerative dementia than those without, according to research in the January issue of the European Journal of Neurology. Researchers from Argentina confirmed the link during a study of [...]

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Alzheimer’s disease may be easily misdiagnosed

ScienceDaily (Feb. 23, 2011) ? New research shows that Alzheimer’s disease and other dementing illnesses may be easily misdiagnosed in the elderly, according to early results of a study of people in Hawaii who had their brains autopsied after death. “Diagnosing specific dementias in people who are very old is complex, but with the large [...]

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