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Junk food could also damage brain, says study


August 30th, 2012 - 4:37 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 30 (IANS) Obesity-inducing junk food could also give you dementia through high blood pressure and cholesterol, which interrupt blood supply to the brain, says a study.Some animal studies ... 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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Insulin found promising in treating Alzheimer’s


April 3rd, 2011 - 9:36 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 3 (IANS) Insulin in low doses has shown promise in Alzheimer's disease, currently not amenable to any treatment. Insulin tends to suppress the activity of four proteins associated ... Read more...

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Insulin could play powerful role in fighting Alzheimer’s


April 2nd, 2011 - 1:55 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 02 (ANI): A new clinical research by University at Buffalo endocrinologists has shown that a low dose of insulin can suppress the expression in the blood of four precursor proteins ... Read more...

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Link between Down syndrome, Alzheimer’s disease discovered


January 13th, 2011 - 5:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 13 (ANI): Researchers have discovered that the genetic mechanism which destroys brain cells is responsible for early development of Alzheimer's Disease in people with Down Syndrome and for development of ... Read more...

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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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Chronic high cholesterol diet leads to brain damage: Study


November 25th, 2010 - 12:00 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 25 (ANI): A new study by Laboratory of Psychiatry and Experimental Alzheimers Research at the Medical University Innsbruck (Austria) demonstrated that chronic high fat cholesterol diet in rats exhibit pathologies ... Read more...

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New drug may halt and even reverse Alzheimer’s effects


November 3rd, 2010 - 5:33 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 3 (ANI): A new study has found that a drug derived from blood could halt and even reverse the effects of Alzheimer's disease.Early trials of Kiovig have demonstrated that the ... Read more...

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Coming soon: Body armour that is tougher than bullet proof Kevlar


October 23rd, 2010 - 1:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 23 (ANI): It's light, cheap and it is stronger than the previous record holder, bulletproof Kevlar - it's a new kind of material that could lead to more economical and ... Read more...

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Proteins responsible for Alzheimer’s ‘may spread through infection’


October 22nd, 2010 - 5:24 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 22 (ANI): A new study has found that proteins responsible for Alzheimer's can spread through infection.Neurologists have found that the brain plaques associated with Alzheimer's can form when the proteins ... Read more...

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Experimental vaccine against Alzheimer’s disease created


October 9th, 2010 - 1:57 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 9 (ANI): Researchers have successfully created an experimental vaccine against the small protein that forms plaques in the brain and is believed to contribute to the development of Alzheimer's disease.Compared ... Read more...

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New therapeutic target for Alzheimer’s identified


September 22nd, 2010 - 1:38 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 22 (ANI): Neurological researchers at Rush University Medical Center have found a new therapeutic target that can potentially lead to a new way to prevent the progression of Alzheimer's disease. ... Read more...

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Diabetes medication safe for Alzheimer’s patients


September 14th, 2010 - 4:46 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 14 (ANI): The diabetes medication pioglitazone is generally well tolerated and could be a potential treatment option for patients with Alzheimer's disease."Alzheimer's disease is an immense and growing public ... Read more...

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Now, 3 biomarkers in spinal fluid could classify patients with Alzheimer’s


August 10th, 2010 - 2:51 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 10 (ANI): Three biomarkers could soon be able to classify people with Alzheimer's disease from those without it.A signature consisting of the three biomarkers in the cerebrospinal fluid was found ... 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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Key target molecule for Alzheimer’s therapy identified


July 31st, 2010 - 6:32 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 31 (ANI): Alzheimer patients have high accumulations of the beta-amyloid - appearing in the form of plaques - in their brain. The precursors of these plaques are thought to be ... Read more...

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Key Alzheimer’s risk gene causes alterations in shapes of brain protein deposits


July 15th, 2010 - 2:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 15 (ANI): Using a newly discovered class of biomarkers, researchers have found that the shape of brain protein deposits is different in people with Alzheimer's who have the highest-risk gene ... Read more...

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Novel radiotracer raises hopes of easy Alzheimer’s diagnosis


June 25th, 2010 - 6:30 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 25 (ANI): Diagnosing Alzheimer's could soon become easier, thanks to a novel radioactive compound.A trial of the new radiotracer known as 18F-AV-45 safely distinguished the brains of Alzheimer's disease patients ... 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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Cell phone exposure may reverse Alzheimer’s


January 7th, 2010 - 2:45 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 7 (IANS) A cell phone, much maligned for its radiations that might cause cancer, actually protects or even reverses Alzhemier's, says a new study. "It surprised us to find that ... Read more...

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Cellphone use can protect against Alzheimer’s disease


January 7th, 2010 - 12:00 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 7 (ANI): Talking on the cell phone can actually be good for health, for a new study has shown that long term exposure can protect against, and even reverse, Alzheimer's ... Read more...

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New approach to treat Alzheimer’s disease


October 7th, 2009 - 2:59 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 7 (ANI): Researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Centre have come up with a new approach to treat Alzheimer's disease.They suggest that the action of a small protein that is a ... 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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Administering oxygen precipitates Alzheimer’s


August 12th, 2009 - 2:13 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 12 (IANS) A 65-year-old woman, who has routine hip surgery, develops memory loss six months later and is diagnosed with Alzheimer's. Just a coincidence? Researchers at the University of ... Read more...

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High exposure to oxygen during surgery may hasten Alzheimer’s development


August 12th, 2009 - 2:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 12 (ANI): A routine administration of high concentrations of oxygen for several hours during or after surgery may hasten memory loss among people predisposed to Alzheimer's disease or with excessive ... Read more...

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Alzheimer’s disease drug may treat traumatic brain injury too


July 13th, 2009 - 3:45 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 13 (ANI): A class of drugs used for the treatment of Alzheimer's Disease (AD) has been found to be effective in treating traumatic brain injury as well, according to researchers ... Read more...

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New drugs for Alzheimer’s may also treat traumatic brain injury


July 13th, 2009 - 12:20 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 13 (IANS) Researchers have stumbled on how two brain disorders are linked -- both Alzhemier's and traumatic brain injury trigger destruction of cellular pathways. This finding could pave the way ... 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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Low cognitive function linked to age-related macular degeneration


May 12th, 2009 - 6:15 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 12 (ANI): Older adults with low cognitive function are more likely to have the early stages of age-related macular degeneration, a new study has found.Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) has long ... Read more...

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Why Alzheimer’’s patients tend to develop epilepsy


March 19th, 2009 - 2:39 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 19 (ANI): An international team of scientists have found out why Alzheimer''s disease sufferers go on to develop epilepsy.Led by scientists at Aberdeen University in Scotland, the research team ... Read more...

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Apple juice can delay onset of Alzhemier’s


January 23rd, 2009 - 5:25 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 23 (IANS) Drinking apple juice helped mice deliver above average performances in maze trials, which maintained the same level of mental fitness that was otherwise observed as these mice aged.Thomas ... Read more...

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Apple juice can delay onset of Alzheimer’’s disease


January 23rd, 2009 - 12:34 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 23 (ANI): Drinking apple juice could help delay the onset of Alzheimer''s disease, says a new study.The study, which has been published in the January 2009 issue of the ... Read more...

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Common epilepsy drug could reverse Alzheimer’’s symptoms


October 28th, 2008 - 3:47 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, October 28 (ANI): Scientists have found that a treatment with Valproic Acid (VPA) in the early stages of Alzheimer''s disease can reverse memory deficit. Lead researcher Weihong Song, the Jack Brown ... Read more...

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Epilepsy drug spells hope for Alzheimer’s patients


October 28th, 2008 - 10:51 am ICT by IANS
Toronto, Oct 28 (IANS) Canadian researchers have found that a drug used to treat epilepsy and bipolar disorders can also be effectively used in treating Alzheimer's disease.In their study on animal models, ... Read more...

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Gingko extract may provide clues to curing Alzheimers disease


August 23rd, 2008 - 2:45 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 23 (ANI): Scientists at the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy have begun a new study to investigate how a certain extract from leaves of the ancient eastern tree, ... Read more...

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