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Testing genes for disease does not cause harm to children of people with Alzheimers

Testing for risk of Alzheimers disease in children of patients with Alzheimers// was thought to be harmful to them. It was suggested that such genetic testing might increase the anxiety or depression in children of the parents with Alzheimers. A new study points out that this may not be true. Genetical testing has no effect on the mental health of offsprings of patients with Alzheimers. Often the...

Age-Dependent Alterations Not Specific For Alzheimers Disease

Alzheimers disease (AD) has lately been suggested to be a systemic disorder, not confined only to the brain. An increasing volume of evidence indicates that AD is also associated with peripheral vascular changes //that might be important markers in tests of given pathophysiological hypotheses. ..Researchers from the Faculty of Medicine, University of Szeged, Hungary, hypothesized that the onset...

Killing two birds (cholesterol and Alzheimers disease) with the same stone

Treating cholesterol can also help in slowing the progression of Alzheimer’s’ disease. The study was published in the Journal of Neurology Neurosurgery and Psychiatry // . ..The research team assessed the degree of brain function loss caused by Alzheimer’s disease in 342 patients attending a memory clinic. They then monitored the progress of the disease for almost three years. The average age of...

Exposure To High Aluminum Levels In Tap Water Lead To Rare Form Of Alzheimers

A study published in the Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry highlights a case where a woman had a rare form of Alzheimer’s disease after being exposed to high levels of aluminum courtesy the tap water. // Carole Cross was 58 when she died in 2004. ..Chris Exley, of Keele University, published the results of her post-mortem. The incident has been directly linked to the 20 tonnes of...

Sugar variant may make a world of difference to Alzheimers disease

A novel study by Canadian researchers has revealed that variants of a sugar, is found to improve Alzheimers disease in mice//. Though these studies are still in ithe nascent stages, these findings could mean better methods of treatment to manage Alzheimers and even offset the onslaught... .. A type of sugar, termed as cyclohexanehexol, or inositol did not cause the collection of amyloid a deposit...

Cancer Causing Protein May Heal Alzheimers

Researchers have found that a protein known for driving the growth of cancer also plays a surprising role in restoring the ability of neurons to regenerate // , making it an important target for addressing spinal cord damage or neurological diseases like Alzheimers... .."The finding suggests that the same process this protein uses for proliferating cancer could also potentially be used to regrow...

Emotional Stress Could Be a Factor in Causing Alzheimers: Study

Researchers at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies have found in a study of mice that repeated emotional stress, the kind humans experience in everyday life, may contribute to the accumulation of neurofibrillary tangles in the animal, which is a hallmark of Alzheimers disease. ......The researchers say that while aging is still the greatest risk factor for Alzheimers disease, a number of...

Alzheimers Incidence is Set to Quadruple by 2050

The number of those hit by the debilitating Alzheimers across the globe would quadruple by 2050, and the biggest jump is projected for Asia. At the moment the continent has almost half of todays Alzheimers patients, at 12.6 million. ...By 2050, the region will have 62.8 million of the world's 106 million Alzheimer's, researchers at Johns Hopkins University say. ... When the worlds Alzheiemer...

GAB2-A New Alzheimers Gene Identified

Researchers at the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen), Banner Alzheimers Institute, Kronos Science Laboratory and their collaborative partners, suggests that the gene called GAB2 modifies an individuals risk for Alzheimer's disease when associated with other genes, including APOE4. ...Alzheimers disease is the most common form of disabling memory and thinking problems in older p...

Reduced Oxygen to the Brain Increases Alzheimers Risk in Stroke Victims

Researchers have found that stroke victims develop higher risk for Alzheimers disease because of gradual build-up of toxic chemicals due to reduced oxygen to the brain caused by the stroke. ......The study was conducted by a team of researchers led by Chris Peers at the University of Leeds. ......When the brain is functioning normally, it makes connections through the release of tiny amounts of...

Magnets to the rescue of Alzheimers patients

In the continuing battle against Alzheimers one more breakthrough has been achieved. Scientists in New York promoted the growth of new neurons in the brains of mice using a magnetic stimulus in the region associated with memory. ......The results were presented at the American Academy for Neuroscience conference. If proven, the technique is could help slow down the progression of the Alzheimer...

Floida to Electronically Track Alzheimers Patients

Electronically tracking Alzheimers patients is coming into force in the US. ...Alzheimer's Community Care in West Palm Beach in Florida said it would implant a radio frequency identification chip into Alzheimer's patients, but only with the consent of their families or the patients themselves if they are deemed competent. ...The chip, which is slightly larger than a grain of rice, is implanted...

Modified Drug Therapy for Alzheimers Disease

Purdue university researchers has found a new modified drug for Alzheimers disease.The drug has begun the first phase of clinical trials. ...Millions of people suffer from this devastating disease and treatment options are very limited," said Arun Ghosh, the Purdue professor who led the creation of the treatment molecule. "Current drugs manage the symptoms, but this could be the first disease-...

Food Supplement to Combat Alzheimers Disease

According to a clinical study conducted at the Swedish medical university Karolinska Institutet Omega-3 supplements can, in certain cases, help combat the depression and agitation symptoms associated with Alzheimers disease. ...A number of epidemiological studies have shown that eating fatty fish provides a certain degree of protection against Alzheimers and other dementia diseasesan effect oft...

Alzheimers Disease Enzyme may Interfere With Brain Function

An enzyme involved in the formation of the amyloid-beta protein associated with Alzheimers disease can also alter the mechanism by which signals are transmitted between brain cells , the disruption of which can cause seizures. ......These findings from researchers at the MassGeneral Institute for Neurodegenerative Disorders may explain the increased incidence of seizures in Alzheimers patients a...

Chemical Compound in Turmeric Helps to Fight Alzheimers

Latest research shows that a chemical compound found in turmeric may help beat Alzheimer's, which is a brain disease that impairs memory . ......Researchers isolated the compound 'bisdemethoxycurcumin' found in turmeric, which they claimed helps stimulate immune system cells that defend the body against infections and diseases. ......It may be possible to infuse this compound into patients and...

Simple Blood Test May Predict Alzheimers Disease

A team of British scientists claims they can soon release the worlds first blood test that identifies the risk of Alzheimers . If so, the NHS Trust of UK will stand to save billions of pounds per year, as Alzheimers disease, one of the most common neurological diseases in the western world, costs the NHS up to 17 billion pounds per year. ...According to the scientists, they have identified a se...

Risk Factors for Alzheimers Disease

Cognitively normal adults exhibiting atrophy of their temporal lobe or damage to blood vessels in the brain are more likely to develop Alzheimers disease . ......Older adults showing signs of both conditions were seven-times more likely to develop Alzheimers than their peers. ......Alzheimers disease, a highly debilitating and ultimately fatal neurological disease, is already associated with oth...

New Conditions That Will Increase the Risk of Alzheimers Identified

People with normal cognitive functions may be vulnerable to Alzheimers disease if they exhibit atrophy of their temporal lobe or damage to blood vessels in the brain, says a study of older adults. ......The study, published in the Journal of Neuroimaging, also suggests that people exhibiting both conditions are seven-times more likely to develop the disease than their peers. ......Alzheimers...

Prions Prevent Alzheimers Disease

A role for prion proteins, the much debated agents of mad cow disease and vCJD, has been identified. It appears that the normal prions produced by the body help to prevent the plaques that build up in the brain to cause Alzheimers disease. ...The possible function for the mysterious proteins was discovered by a team of scientists led by Medical Research Council funded scientist Professor Nigel...

Inability to Recognize Familiar Smells Could Signal Alzheimers

People who have difficulty recognizing familiar smells could be experiencing an early sign of Alzheimer's disease, according to a study published Monday. ......Scientists already know that the first lesions of the degenerative brain disease tend to show up in an area of the brain that is home to olfactory senses. ......Doctors at the Rush University Medical Center in Chicago tested 589 people...
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