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Decrease in testosterone levels lead to Alzheimer's

...tosterone levels go down, a high rise in levels of amyloid – the protein implicated in Alzheimer’s disease – ...monal supression experienced an increase in plasma amyloid levels. Plasma amyloid roughly doubled over the six months of the investigation, say the researchers...

Blood test may aid foretell Alzheimer's

... carrying a genetic mutation to develop buildup up amyloid plaque. Two types of this amyloid protein were measured in the mice's blood. Animals then were injected with an antibody -- an immune ...

New Cholesterol gene linked to Alzheimer's

...riant revealed significantly higher levels of beta amyloid deposits than those without the variant. Dr. Benjamin Wolozin of Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood, said in an accompanying editorial that this and earlier studies suggest that inhibiting cholesterol breakdown in the brain might represent ...

Lithium May help in Alzheimer's Disease

...by the buildup in the brain of one protein, called amyloid beta, outside nerve cells and a second, called tau.... Many scientists believe that the accumulation of amyloid beta causes the debilitating effects of the memory-robbing disease. The recent issue of the jour...

Key enzyme protects against Alzheimer's

...ave been diagnosed with the illness. A build-up of amyloid plaque and tangles of a protein called tau cause the incurable progressive illness that robs people of their memory and mental ability. In studies of transgenic mice which lacked the Pin1 gene, the scientists also discovered that the deletion of th...

New gene therapy for Alzheimer’

...olinergic degeneration in animal models of injury, amyloid over _expression and ageing. The scientists have delivered NGF gene in eight individuals with mild Alzheimer’s disease. They had followed up the patients for 22 months and found no side effects or adverse reactions in them. Scientists had used Mini...

Alzheimer’s vaccine may be a reality soo

...ccine aims at stimulating an immune attack on beta amyloid without any threat of brain inflammation. The results from the interrupted tests show that there had been significant increase in memory retention by patients who have received the vaccine against those who received the placebo. Researchers feel tha...

Fish is good for Alzheimer's patients

... were fed food with DHA had a 70% less build up of amyloid protein in their brain. This happened after a period of three to five months of feeding them the fortified chow. When taken as equivalent to human life, this will approximate to about a few years of human life. Amyloid protein build up in the brain ...

Researchers reversed the process of memory loss

...y it was believed that neurofibrillary tangles and amyloid deposits increase in the brain and this leads to b...ere still increase of neurofibrillary tangles, and amyloid deposits. This shows that these are not the cause of dementia at all. Dementia is a condition where...

The 'bitter' proteins

...genic mice that produce two human proteins – human amyloid precursor protein (hAPP) and human alpha-synuclein (hSYN).Of the two proteins, hAPP is linked with Alzheimer’s and hSYN with Parkinson’s; and mice that produce one of these proteins develop the symptoms of the associated disease. The researchers di...

Researchers Identified Process That Aids Spread Of Alzheimer’s’ Diseae

...odged in the cell’s membrane, including one called amyloid precursor protein, or APP. Nicastrin then guides membrane-bound proteins to the active area of gamma-secretase, which then splits the proteins. APP, for example, is chopped into two parts: amyloid-beta, which is then shipped to the outside of the cel...

Number Of Dementia Cases To Rise Drastically

...lzheimer's disease is believed to be caused by the amyloid beta protein plaques building up within the brain. The mental functions can be preserved through adopting a healthy lifestyle which involves both physical and mental activity. ...

Obesity could lead to Alzheimer's

...er for obese people. In fact, heightened levels of amyloid in the blood vessels and the brain indicate the start of the Alzheimer's process. Dr Gandy and his colleagues measured the body mass index and beta-amyloid levels in the blood. They also looked at several other factors associated with heart diseas...

Alzheimer's Can Be Slowed Down By Gold Nanoparticles

...sts attached gold nanoparticles to a group of beta amyloid fibrils, incubated the resulting mixture for several days and then exposed it to weak microwave fields for several hours. The energy levels of the fields were six times smaller than that of conventional cell phones and unlikely to harm healthy cells....

Dividing Nerve Cells Could Trigger Alzheimer's Disease

...ore they die. This cell division starts before the amyloid plaques that are distinctive to the disease start ...ins related to cell cycle started appearing before amyloid plaques. Many of the neurons had increased chromosome number. The cortex and the hippocampus regions...

Experimental Alzheimer’s Drug curbs the disease in mic

...e in mice. This compound (AF267B) curbs both the amyloid protein plaques that collect in Alzheimer's-affected brains, as well as another lesion, the tangles of protein called tau. In mice that have been genetically designed to mimic Alzheimer's disease AF267B also appears to reverse cognitive declines. R...

Protein Responsible for Memory Loss in Alzheimer's disease

...er. In this disease the protein deposits called amyloid plaques deposits between nerve cells in the brain ...urnal Nature. The scientists found a form of the amyloid beta protein in the transgenic mice that displayed early signs of memory loss but which had no plaqu...

Another dietary medicine for Alzheimer’s disease: Red cabbage

...ould significantly reduce build-up of plagues from amyloid deposits that scientists believe attribute to the ...lopment of Alzheimer's. The destructive action of amyloid deposits is increased brain cell damage and death from oxidative stress. The mechanism by which red ...

Ibuprofen and Vitamins C and E Could Halt Alzheimer's

...C), and on the other hand, we reduce the amount of amyloid in the brain (with ibuprofen), the substrate that causes inflammation." APOE-4 carriers seemed to have the biggest benefit from the combination of all three drugs. And these patients, all in their 60s or 70s did not show any decline in their mental f...

Doubts About In UteroTransmission Of Senile Amyloidosis

...loidosis, Dr. Fu's group injected female mice with amyloid fibrils, to accelerate their disease, and then all...born to these mothers exhibited elevated levels of amyloid fibrils that increased with age. These fibrils were first seen in the intestines, spreading later to...

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