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Medical News Today: Alzheimer's: 'Holy herb' extract shows promise as future treatment  MNT · 9 hours
A laboratory screen found that a compound in the Yerba santa medicinal plant protects against several age-related triggers of death in mouse nerve cells. more
Alzheimer's: 'Holy herb' extract shows promise as future treatment  MNT · 9 hours
A laboratory screen found that a compound in the Yerba santa medicinal plant protects against several age-related triggers of death in mouse nerve cells. more
'Holy herb' (Yerba santa) identified as a potential treatment for Alzheimer’s disease  NEWS MEDICAL · 11 hours
Yerba santa, also known as the ‘Holy Herb’, may have important implications for patients with Alzheimer’s disease. more
Discovery of potent compound in native California shrub may lead to treatment for Alzheimer's  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
The medicinal powers of aspirin, digitalis, and the anti-malarial artemisinin all come from plants. A Salk Institute discovery of a... more
Native California medicinal plant may hold promise for treating Alzheimer's  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
The medicinal powers of aspirin, digitalis, and the anti-malarial artemisinin all come from plants. A discovery of a potent neuroprotective and anti-inflammatory chemical in a native California shrub... more
WATCH: FDA issues warnings of 'young blood' transfusions  ABC NEWS · 2 days
The agency on Tuesday said in a statement that plasma infusions from young people provide "no proven clinical benefit" against normal aging, Alzheimer's or a host of other diseases. more
What plant proteins can tell us about Alzheimer's  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia are a growing burden on society and a leading cause of death among the elderly. There is no cure. more
Researchers find potential therapeutic strategy to treat Alzheimer's  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
Researchers from the Institute of Neurosciences of the University of Barcelona (UBNeuro) have identified a potential therapeutic strategy to treat Alzheimer's, according to a study published in Journal of Neuroscience. more
Researchers uncover biochemical pathway that may help identify drugs to treat Alzheimer's  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
Researchers have uncovered an enzyme and a biochemical pathway they believe may lead to the identification of drugs that could inhibit the production of... more
Newly developed gene therapy helps decelerate aging process  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
Aging is a leading risk factor for a number of debilitating conditions, including heart disease, cancer and Alzheimer's disease, to name a few. This makes the need for anti-aging therapies all the... more
University of Dundee partners with Takeda to develop new treatments for tau pathology  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
The University of Dundee Drug Discovery Unit has announced a partnership with Takeda, Japan's largest pharmaceutical company, to develop possible new therapeutic... more
Medical News Today: Diabetes and Alzheimer's: What's the link?  MNT · 6 days
Although scientists have linked Alzheimer's and diabetes, the exact connection has been difficult to unpick. A recent study now gives further insight. more
Study finds new cognitive decline mechanism in Alzheimer's  MNT · 1 week
A new animal study has identified the cellular mechanism that leads to reduced blood flow to the brain, which, in turn, impacts cognitive function. more
Medical News Today: Study finds new cognitive decline mechanism in Alzheimer's  MNT · 1 week
A new animal study has identified the cellular mechanism that leads to reduced blood flow to the brain, which, in turn, impacts cognitive function. more
UVA scientists find potential explanation for mysterious cell death in Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
Scientists at the University of Virginia School of Medicine have identified a potential explanation for the mysterious death of specific brain cells seen in... more
'Lack of cleaning' in brain cells is central to Alzheimer's disease  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
An international research team has created a better understanding of Alzheimer's. They have shown that the cleaning system of the brain cells, the so-called mitophagy, is... more
New method uses fluorescence to identify disease-causing forms of proteins  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
A new method uses fluorescence to detect potentially disease-causing forms of proteins as they unravel due to stress or mutations. A team of researchers from Penn State and... more
Alzheimer's: How do tau tangles grow?  MNT · 1 week
Researchers use a mathematical model and lab experiments to unravel the process through which tangles of the protein tau grow in length. more
Another early-onset Alzheimer's gene mutation found, and traced back to Africa  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
For some of us, they carry the bright blue of our grandfather's eyes. For others they result in the characteristic cleft chin or the familial tendency... more
Medical News Today: Alzheimer's: How do tau tangles grow?  MNT · 1 week
Researchers use a mathematical model and lab experiments to unravel the process through which tangles of the protein tau grow in length. more
Researchers uncover novel mechanism and potential new therapeutic target for Alzheimer’s  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Researchers at Wake Forest Baptist Health have identified a novel mechanism and potential new therapeutic target for Alzheimer's disease. more
Brain blood flow discovery brings researchers closer to new therapies for Alzheimer's  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
By discovering the culprit behind decreased blood flow in the brain of people with Alzheimer's, biomedical engineers at Cornell University have made possible promising... more
New Alzheimer's therapy with brain blood flow discovery?  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
By discovering the culprit behind decreased blood flow in the brain of people with Alzheimer's, biomedical engineers at have made possible promising new therapies for the disease. more
How do protein tangles get so long in Alzheimer's?  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Early in the course of Alzheimer's disease—long before future patients begin to notice symptoms—neurofibrillary tangles composed of tau protein aggregates begin to form in their brain cells. How toxic these... more
Study reveals how exercise may protect against Alzheimer's disease  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Athletes know a vigorous workout can release a flood of endorphins: "feel-good" hormones that boost mood. Now there's evidence that exercise produces another hormone that may improve memory and protect... more
Alzheimer's disease protection from exercise hormone irisin  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Irisin is found to be protective against Alzheimer’s disease finds a new study. The results of the new study were published in the journal Nature Medicine. more
How exercise may protect against Alzheimer's  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
A hormone called irisin -- produced during exercise -- may protect neurons against Alzheimer's disease. more
Simple drug cocktail converts neighboring glial cells into functional new neurons  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
A simple drug cocktail that converts cells neighboring damaged neurons into functional new neurons could potentially be used to treat stroke, Alzheimer's disease, and brain injuries. more
New study aims to investigate lifestyle effects on cognitive function in older adults  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Researchers in Finland recently found that lifestyle choices can help older adults stay mentally sharp. Now scientists at Wake Forest School of... more
Simple drug combination creates new neurons from neighboring cells  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
A simple combination of molecules converts cells neighboring damaged neurons into functional new neurons, which could potentially be used to treat stroke, Alzheimer's disease, and brain injuries. more
Medical News Today: Blood-clotting protein contributes to Alzheimer's  MNT · 2 weeks
Though experts typically name beta-amyloid plaques as the main culprits in Alzheimer's disease, new research finds another factor: a leaked blood protein. more
Blood-clotting protein contributes to Alzheimer's  MNT · 2 weeks
Though experts typically name beta-amyloid plaques as the main culprits in Alzheimer's disease, new research finds another factor: a leaked blood protein. more
Blood-clotting factor may cause Alzheimer's disease  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
A protein known for its role in forming blood clots has been found to cause the characteristic cognitive decline of Alzheimer's disease. more
Hibernation spurts of hamsters hold clues to better treatments for Alzheimer's disease  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Syrian hamsters are golden-haired rodents often kept as house pets. Cold and darkness can cause the animals to hibernate for 3-4 days at a... more
HIV drug could treat Alzheimer's, age-associated disorders  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Researchers have found that blocking retrotransposon activity with a generic HIV/AIDS medication significantly reduces age-related inflammation in old mice and senescent human cells, providing hope for treating age-associated disorders. more
A plasma protein classifier for predicting amyloid burden for preclinical Alzheimers disease  Science Magazine · 2 weeks
A blood-based assessment of preclinical disease would have huge potential in the enrichment of participants for Alzheimer’s disease (AD) therapeutic trials. In this study,... more
Hibernating hamsters could provide new clues to Alzheimer's disease  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Syrian hamsters are golden-haired rodents often kept as house pets. Cold and darkness can cause the animals to hibernate for three to four days at a time, interspersed with short... more
Fibrinogen results in cognitive decline in Alzheimer’s disease, finds study  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
It has long been known that patients with Alzheimer's disease have abnormalities in the vast network of blood vessels in the brain. Some of these alterations may also... more
A new culprit in cognitive decline in Alzheimer's disease  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Scientists have shown for the first time that a blood-clotting protein called fibrinogen is responsible for a series of molecular and cellular events that can destroy connections between neurons in... more
Study explains why women are more prone to Alzheimer’s disease  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
A study of 300 elderly individuals who underwent PET scans has revealed that women are more likely to develop the tau and beta-amyloid aggregates in the brain. more
Women may be at high risk of physiological changes related to Alzheimer disease  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
Growing evidence suggests women may be at increased risk of certain physiological changes associated with Alzheimer disease more
Biggest ever map of human Alzheimer's brain  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
A study of the differences between healthy brains and those with Alzheimer's disease has produced largest dataset of its type ever. And the data is now freely available online for any scientist to use. more
No, we don’t know that gum disease causes Alzheimer’s  SCIENCE-NEWS · 3 weeks
A recent study linked gum disease and Alzheimer’s disease, but the results are far from conclusive. more
A 'greener' way to take the bitterness out of olives  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
Olives are staples of the Mediterranean diet, which has been linked to a reduced incidence of cardiovascular disease, Alzheimer's disease and other conditions. However, freshly picked olives are... more
A 'greener' way to take the bitterness out of olives  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Olives are staples of the Mediterranean diet, which has been linked to a reduced incidence of cardiovascular disease, Alzheimer's disease and other conditions. However, freshly picked olives are... more
New findings about anti-malaria drug  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
Researchers have unveiled the molecular effectiveness of artemisinins. The findings could lead to drugs for diseases such as Alzheimer's, schizophrenia and epilepsy. more
USC researchers use AI to identify blood-based markers of Alzheimer's disease  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
Nearly 50 million people worldwide have Alzheimer's disease or another form of dementia. While age is the greatest risk factor for developing the disease, researchers believe... more
Alzheimer's Association grants more than $800,000 to support the SPRINT MIND Study  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
The Alzheimer's Association has awarded more than $800,000 to support the SPRINT MIND 2.0 Study, which will further investigate the impact of intensive blood... more
Satiety hormone could decrease a person's risk of developing Alzheimer's disease  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
You may be familiar with the saying, "You are what you eat," but did you know the food you eat could impact your memory? more
What you eat could impact your brain and memory  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
High levels of a satiety hormone could decrease a person's likelihood of developing Alzheimer's disease. For individuals who have higher levels of the hormone, their chance of having mild cognitive... more
Oral Pathogenic Bacterium May Drive Alzheimer’s Disease Pathology  SCI-NEWS.COM · 4 weeks
An international team of researchers from the United States, Australia, Poland, Norway, and New Zealand, has found higher levels of... more
Medical News Today: How gum disease could lead to Alzheimer's  MNT · 4 weeks
Researchers find that an oral bacterium usually linked to gum disease also plays a role in Alzheimer's. This finding has led to a new therapeutic approach. more
In life and death, Alzheimer's disease looks different among Hispanic patients  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
Researchers report that autopsies of patients diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease when they were alive -- and confirmed by autopsy -- indicate many cognitive issues symptomatic of... more
Detecting Alzheimer’s in Hispanic patients may be more difficult than non-Hispanics  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
Researchers at Shiley-Marcos Alzheimer's Disease Research Center, part of University of California San Diego School of Medicine, report that autopsies of patients diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease... more
PET imaging post-HBOT shows improvement in brain metabolism in Alzheimer’s disease  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
Dr. Paul Harch, Clinical Professor and Director of Hyperbaric Medicine at LSU Health New Orleans School of Medicine, and Dr. Edward Fogarty, Chairman of Radiology at... more
No, a blood test cannot detect Alzheimer's: Why more research is needed  ABC NEWS · 4 weeks
A recent study found that a blood test might one day help people diagnose Alzheimer's. However, more research is needed. more
Sleep deprivation accelerates Alzheimer's brain damage  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
A study in mice and people shows that sleep deprivation causes tau levels to rise and tau tangles to spread through the brain. Tau tangles are associated with Alzheimer's disease and brain damage. more
The sleep-wake cycle regulates brain interstitial fluid tau in mice and CSF tau in humans  Science Magazine · 4 weeks
The sleep-wake cycle regulates interstitial fluid (ISF) and cerebrospinal (CSF) levels of amyloid-β (Aβ) that accumulates in Alzheimer... more
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy for Alzheimer's disease  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
Researchers have the first PET scan-documented case of improvement in brain metabolism in Alzheimer's disease in a patient treated with hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT). more
Lack of sleep is tied to increases in two Alzheimer's proteins  SCIENCE-NEWS · 4 weeks
In people and mice deprived of sleep, researchers found an increase in tau, a protein involved in Alzheimer’s disease, in the fluid bathing the brain. more
The curious link between brain diseases and blue-green algae  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
A scientific breakthrough intended to help boost the yields of food crops—such as wheat, cowpeas and cassava—might also improve understanding of neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's that could one day... more
Researchers demonstrate strong evidence connecting bacterial pathogen and Alzheimer's pathogenesisis  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
New science uncovers how an unlikely culprit, Porphyromonas gingivalis (Pg) - the bacterium commonly associated with chronic gum disease - appears to drive Alzheimer's disease (AD) pathology. more
The curious link between brain diseases and blue-green algae
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