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Scientists eliminate plaque formation in Alzheimer’s


September 6th, 2012 - 12:51 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 6 (IANS) Scientists have discovered that eliminating an enzyme from mice with Alzheimer's symptoms virtually eliminates a compound behind the development of plaques.The compound is amyloid beta, or ... Read more...

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Alzheimer’s can be diagnosed with eye test


August 25th, 2012 - 12:10 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 24 (IANS) Now Alzheimer's can be diagnosed with a simple eye test, according to researchers.Trevor Crawford, psychologist from the Centre for Ageing Research, Lancaster University, said: "The diagnosis ... Read more...

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Swimmer Ann Curtis dies


July 27th, 2012 - 6:51 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
California, July 27 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Ann Curtis, who is a renowned swimmer for winning two gold medal at the 1984 Olympics that were held in London died on Thursday at the age ... Read more...

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‘Older bees provide clues to fighting dementia’


July 5th, 2012 - 4:26 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 5 (IANS) Surprisingly, older honey bees can reverse brain aging or dementia when they take on nest responsibilities handled by much younger bees, according to scientists from a ... Read more...

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Breakthrough can boost lab test’s sensitivity


June 4th, 2012 - 2:14 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 4 (IANS) A breakthrough in nanotechnology would boost a lab test's sensitivity more than three-million-fold, vastly improving early detection of cancer, Alzheimer's disease and other disorders, a study ... Read more...

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‘Left brain crucial for music-linked emotions’


June 4th, 2012 - 1:41 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, June 4 (IANS) Language-based areas of the brain, primarily on the left, are important for extracting emotional meaning from music, says a new study.Our emotions and feelings are typically ... Read more...

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A breakthrough in Alzhemier’s or Parkinson’s treatment?


May 7th, 2012 - 5:32 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 7 (IANS) Injecting a protein into the brain could protect its nerve cells from prion disease, a condition which causes the brain to wither away, says a new ... Read more...

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Genes tied to shrinking brain, Alzheimer’s identified


April 16th, 2012 - 5:02 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 16 (IANS) A quartet of genes, identified in the first ever genetic analysis of more than 9,000 people, may speed shrinkage of a brain region involved in making ... Read more...

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Experts challenge FDA approval for Alzheimer’s drug


March 25th, 2012 - 1:49 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 25 (IANS) Experts have challenged approval for a new dose of a best-selling Alzheimer's drug by the FDA which not only "breached" its own "regulatory standard" but causes ... Read more...

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Reversing Alzheimer’s gene ‘blockade’ restores memory


March 1st, 2012 - 3:12 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 1 (IANS) An enzyme overproduced in the brains of Alzheimer's patients creates a blockade that shuts off genes necessary to form new memories, says a new research.Furthermore, ... Read more...

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‘A Separation’ wins best foreign film Oscar


February 27th, 2012 - 9:40 am ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, Feb 27 (IANS) Iranian film "A Separation" walked away with the golden statuette for the best foreign film at the 84th Academy Awards."A Separation" beat Belgium's "Bullhead", Canada's ... Read more...

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‘A Separation’ wins best foreign film Oscar


February 27th, 2012 - 9:40 am ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, Feb 27 (IANS) Iranian film "A Separation" walked away with the golden statuette for the best foreign film at the 84th Academy Awards."A Separation" beat Belgium's "Bullhead", Canada's ... Read more...

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Alzheimer’s drugs may have serious side-effects


February 20th, 2012 - 5:20 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 20 (IANS) Drugs for Alzheimer's disease currently undergoing clinical trials may have adverse side-effects, warns a new study.The drugs could act like a bad electrician, causing neurons (nerve ... Read more...

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Singer Etta James passes away


January 21st, 2012 - 1:50 pm ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, Jan 21 (IANS) Legendary soul singer Etta James passed away after a lengthy struggle with leukemia. She was 73.The news of her death was confirmed by her ... Read more...

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Iranian film ‘A Separation’ wins best foreign language film


January 16th, 2012 - 10:04 am ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, Jan 16 (IANS) Iranian film "A Separation" walked away with the Golden Globe award for best foreign language film at the gala ceremony here.Directed by Asghar Farhadi, the ... Read more...

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New device can scan brain diseases


January 13th, 2012 - 6:44 am ICT by IANS
Jerusalem, Jan 13 (IANS) A device that can scan and provide a three-dimensional image of the brain to help treat diseases like Alzheimer's was developed by an Israeli firm.The non-invasive ... Read more...

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Brain size linked to early Alzheimer’s risk


December 28th, 2011 - 5:16 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 28 (IANS) Some people with good memories but smaller cortex - the frontal area of the brian - may have greater chances of developing symptoms of early Alzheimer's, ... Read more...

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Music therapy to cure patients


December 14th, 2011 - 8:02 pm ICT by IANS
Noida, Dec 14 (IANS) Patients especially those undergoing strenuous therapy and treatment can now look forward to getting healed by ragas and world music, courtesy a musical therapy centre that ... Read more...

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Jab that halts Alzheimer’s


December 3rd, 2011 - 8:52 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 3 (IANS) A jab that could halt Alzheimer's in its earliest stages is being tested on British patients.Some 50 men and women with mild memory problems will be ... Read more...

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Scientists reverse loss of smell in early Alzheimer’s


December 1st, 2011 - 3:10 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 1 (IANS) The loss of olfactory sense in Alzheimer's early stages can now be reversed by removing a plaque-forming protein called amyloid beta which causes this condition. ... Read more...

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Failing smell can be reversed with training


November 21st, 2011 - 2:16 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 21 (IANS) Researchers seem to have cracked the mystery of failing smell and how it is linked with Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease and even normal ageing.The findings by ... Read more...

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Found! Brain tumour culprit


October 24th, 2011 - 12:10 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Oct 24 (IANS) Scientists have pinned down a culprit that allows brain tumours to survive and grow.An international team identified the key role played by kynurenine, by-product of the ... Read more...

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Protein behind Alzheimer’s patients loss of smell?


September 29th, 2011 - 12:52 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Sept 28 (IANS) A protein may explain why Alzheimer's patients often lose their sense of smell, say scientists."Deficits in odour detection and discrimination are among the earliest symptoms of ... Read more...

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Eye test may help to detect Alzheimer’s disease


July 18th, 2011 - 6:54 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Paris, July 18 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Scientists say they are investigating a new simple eye test which promises to provide a way to detect Alzheimer’s disease. The approach has been carried out on ... Read more...

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Factor X in coffee boosts protection against Alzheimer’s


June 30th, 2011 - 6:56 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 30 (IANS) An unidentified component of coffee interacts with the beverage's caffeine which seemingly offers protection against Alzheimer's. A new mouse study by University of South Florida has ... Read more...

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Scientists develop technique for early detection of Alzheimer’s disease


April 23rd, 2011 - 1:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 23 (ANI): Scientists are developing a new technique by which Alzheimer's disease can be detected in its earliest stages.Scientists at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow developed the technique based ... Read more...

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Revolutionary jab to halt Alzheimer’s may be available within two years


April 23rd, 2011 - 11:52 am ICT by ANI
London, April 23 (ANI): Scientists have made one of the biggest potential breakthroughs in the search for Alzheimer's treatments.A revolutionary jab that could stop the onslaught of the disease may be available ... Read more...

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Brain ’shrinks 10 years before Alzheimer’s appears’


April 14th, 2011 - 5:54 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 14 (ANI): A new study has suggested that areas of the brain affected by Alzheimer's disease may start shrinking up to a decade before dementia is diagnosed.For the study, ... Read more...

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Brain scans may predict future Alzheimer’s patients


April 7th, 2011 - 12:01 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, April 6 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Scientists say a brain scan on people with mild decline in mental abilities may predict who would go ahead to develop Alzheimer's disease. The study is ... Read more...

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Scientists deliver Alzheimer’s drug directly into brain


March 21st, 2011 - 8:05 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 21 (IANS) Scientists have found a new way to deliver Alzheimer's drugs directly to the brain, potentially opening the way to a more effective treatment for sufferers. Efforts ... Read more...

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Middle-age obesity can bring about dementia: Oz study


March 5th, 2011 - 4:05 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Mar 5 (ANI): A study has found that of the more than 1000 Australians, who are diagnosed with dementia, many are suffering from it due to being overweight in middle age.The ... Read more...

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Drinking a glass of wine daily ‘helps ward off dementia’


February 20th, 2011 - 12:45 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 20 (ANI): Scientists have found that a daily cocktail or glass of wine could help delay dementia.Their research has shown that alcohol is an anti-inflammatory (inflammation promotes Alzheimer's) and ... Read more...

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How misfolded protein spreads from cell to cell, potentially spreading disease


February 19th, 2011 - 5:21 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 19 (ANI): A new study has found that one misfolded protein may be all that's necessary to corrupt other proteins, forming large aggregations linked to several incurable neurodegenerative diseases such ... Read more...

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Hearing loss linked to development of dementia


February 15th, 2011 - 1:13 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 15 (ANI): A new study has revealed that older adults with hearing loss may be more likely to develop dementia, and their risk increases as hearing loss becomes more severe.Frank ... Read more...

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Second molecule in Alzheimer’s toxic duo identified


February 4th, 2011 - 6:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 4 (ANI): Researchers at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio have identified the second molecule in Alzheimer's toxic duo.Like two unruly boys who need to be ... Read more...

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