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Omega-3 fatty acids could help prevent traumatic brain injury


January 9th, 2011 - 3:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 9 (ANI): Taking the omega-3 fatty acid docosahexanoic acid (DHA) might offer a new way of protecting against traumatic brain injury (TBI), suggest animal experiments.Although only preliminary, the results raise ... Read more...

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New mechanism to pave way for methods to screen Alzheimer’s drugs


August 21st, 2010 - 5:38 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 21 (ANI): Researchers at UC Davis have found a mechanism by which the amyloid protein damages the brain- a finding that could lead to new ways to screen drugs for ... Read more...

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High plasma levels of beta-amyloid linked with faster cognitive decline


August 10th, 2010 - 1:32 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 10 (ANI): A new study has found that high plasma levels of beta-amyloid -protein fragments associated with Alzheimer's disease when they accumulate in the brain- appear to be associated with ... Read more...

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Scientists say Alzheimer’s, Down syndrome, atherosclerosis linked


January 16th, 2010 - 5:38 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, January 16 (ANI): Down syndrome, artery-clogging cardiovascular disease appear to share a common disease mechanism with Alzheimer's disease, says a new research.Principal investigator Huntington Potter and colleagues at the Florida Alzheimer's ... Read more...

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Novel marker for Alzheimer’s disease discovered


September 15th, 2009 - 1:35 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 15 (ANI): A previously unknown substance in spinal fluid- a beta-amyloid protein called Abeta16-could be used as a marker to diagnose Alzheimer's disease, say Gothenburg researchers.The findings, described in a ... Read more...

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Caffeine reverses memory loss?


July 6th, 2009 - 12:38 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 6 (IANS) Caffeine given daily to ageing mice with Alzheimer's reversed their memory loss, says a new study. The new findings provide evidence that caffeine could be a viable 'treatment' ... Read more...

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Five cups of coffee a day ‘keeps Alzheimer’s at bay’


July 6th, 2009 - 11:45 am ICT by ANI
Washington, July 6 (ANI): Coffee drinkers have yet another reason to relish their favourite drink - it can protect against Alzheimer's disease, say researchers.The research team from University of South Florida has ... Read more...

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Potential new drug target to stop Alzheimer’’s progression identified


March 20th, 2009 - 1:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 20 (ANI): Scientists have moved a step closer to developing a drug that could actually stop the progress of Alzheimer''s disease.They have identified a molecule that can form the ... Read more...

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Study links dysfunctional transporters in nerves to Alzheimer’’s


July 28th, 2008 - 2:00 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 29 (ANI): New research from NYU Langone Medical Center presents membrane vesicles, which are essential for the trafficking of materials across nerve cells, as an important factor in the ... Read more...

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Evidence of Alzheimer’s-like brain tangles in nonhuman primates found


May 15th, 2008 - 12:52 pm ICT by admin
Washington , May 15 (ANI): Researchers at the Yerkes National Primate Research Center , Emory University , have discovered the first conclusive evidence of Alzheimer's-like neurofibrillary brain tangles in an aged ... Read more...

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Scientists unveil potential Alzheimer’s disease drug target


March 15th, 2008 - 1:18 pm ICT by admin
Washington, March 15 (ANI): A study on mice conducted by researchers at the University of California, San Diego, has revealed a way whereby the overproduction of a peptide associated with Alzheimers ... Read more...

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Genes that affect Alzheimer’s risk in relatives identified


January 18th, 2008 - 1:57 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Jan 18 (ANI): In one of the largest study of Alzheimer's disease patients and their relatives, researchers at Mayo Clinic Jacksonville have found genes other than APOE4, a well known susceptibility ... Read more...

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Neurotoxin structure of Alzheimer’s characterized


December 4th, 2007 - 4:00 pm ICT by admin
London, Dec 4 (ANI): Researchers have paved way for a possible new approach into an effective treatment for Alzheimer's by characterizing the diseases neurotoxin structure.Amyloid plaques, clumps of fiber-like misfolded proteins, are ... Read more...

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Progesterone inhibits some of estrogen’s beneficial effects: Study


November 28th, 2007 - 5:16 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Nov 28 (ANI): A new study on mice has shown that progesterone, when taken with estrogen has no clear preventive benefits against Alzheimers disease.Progesterone is given with estrogen in hormone replacement ... Read more...

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Herpes simplex virus linked to Alzheimer’s disease


November 14th, 2007 - 8:15 am ICT by admin
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