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Six Scientists Receive Awards for Contributions to Alzheimer's Disease Research

...tionalHospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, Queen Square, London. Dr Rossor's research includes studying familial Alzheimer's disease and familial frontotemporal lobar degeneration. Longitudinal studies of at risk individuals from affected families has helped identify the first clinical and imaging changes that...

6 scientists receive awards for contributions to Alzheimer's disease research

...ional Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, Queen Square, London. Dr Rossor's research includes studying familial Alzheimer's disease and familial frontotemporal lobar degeneration. Longitudinal studies of at risk individuals from affected families has helped identify the first clinical and imaging changes that...

Mayo Clinic study using structural MRI may help accurately diagnose dementia patients

...ayo Clinic researchers developed a framework for MRI-based differential diagnosis of three common neurodegenerative disorders: Alzheimer's disease , frontotemporal lobar degeneration , and Lewy body disease using Structural MRI. Currently, examination of the brain at autopsy is the only way to confirm with cert...

Mayo Clinic Study Using Structural MRI May Help Accurately Diagnose Dementia Patients

...Mayo Clinic researchers developed a framework for MRI-based differential diagnosis of three common neurodegenerative disorders: Alzheimer's disease, frontotemporal lobar degeneration , and Lewy body disease using Structural MRI. Currently, examination of the brain at autopsy is the only way to confirm with certa...

PET scans may improve accuracy of dementia diagnosis

...he most common type of dementia is Alzheimer's disease. Other types include frontotemporal dementia, which affects the frontal and temporal lobes of the brain, and Le... the results of these data to make diagnoses of either Alzheimer's disease, frontotemporal dementia or dementia with Lewy bodies. Patients then underwent PET scans fo...

UCSF, Stanford Study Reveals Neural Networks Targeted in Brain Diseases

...s of early age-of-onset dementia -- Alzheimer's disease, behavioral variant frontotemporal dementia, semantic dementia, progressive nonfluent aphasia, and corticobasa...s in younger people with genetic predispositions to Alzheimer's disease and frontotemporal dementia. The goal is to try to track incipient changes in neural network c...

JCI online early table of contents: April 13, 2009

... NEUROBIOLOGY: A novel zebrafish model for screening drugs for Alzheimer disease Neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer disease and frontotemporal dementia (FTD) are associated with the modification and accumulation of a protein called TAU in the brain. These diseases are therefore known as tauop...

BWF awards $11.2 million to support physician-scientists

...lyses of chemotherapeutic resistance in human brain tumors Alice Siau-In Chen-Plotkin, M.D. University of Pennsylvania Genomic approaches to frontotemporal dementia Sandeep Robert Datta, M.D., Ph.D. Columbia University Characterization of neural circuits that drive innate behaviors Joseph Alexand...

Enzyme Beneficial to Alzheimer's Plays Darker Role in Other Dementia

...gation , are significant, because individuals with frontotemporal dementia with parkinsonism-17 -- a relatively rare...ng Alzheimer's disease. Alzheimer's disease and frontotemporal dementia each develop as a result of too many tau ...ponsible for memory. However, individuals with frontotemporal dementia have mutations in the gene, known as P301...

Penn researchers find potential in yeast for selecting Lou Gehrig's disease drugs

...east cells. In recent months a number of mutations have been found in a disease protein called TDP-43, which is implicated in ALS and certain types of frontotemporal dementia (FTD). We've created a yeast model, the same cells that bakers and brewers use to make bread and beer, to express TDP-43, explains lead a...
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Number of Patients With Dementia on the Rise

...evaluations. In addition to Alzheimer's disease, there are other possible diagnoses with early onset cognitive impairment, including multiple strokes, frontotemporal dementia, corticobasal degeneration, and the cognitive disorder associated with Parkinson's disease, which is termed dementia with Lewy bodies. "...

Mayo Clinic Study Identifies Potential Causes of Young-Onset Dementia

...f patients, the dementia was caused by a neurodegenerative disorder such as frontotemporal dementia, Huntington's disease or familial prion disease. However, Alzheime...nced Dr. Kelley to pursue this research. Bishop, age 27, was diagnosed with frontotemporal dementia in 2006. According to his parents, he was an energetic, thoughtful...
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Neuropsychiatry

...retinogeniculocalcarine tract, ascending brainstem modulatory structures Mocellin, Walterfang, Velakoulis, 2006 Auditory hallucination - frontotemporal functional connectivity Shergill et al, 2000 Eating disorder Poor maternal parenting Atypical serotonin system, right frontal and tempor...

Proteopathy

... Parkinson's disease and other synucleinopathies (multiple) α-Synuclein Tauopathies (multiple) Microtubule-associated protein tau frontotemporal lobar degeneration (FTLD) (Ubi+, Tau-) TDP-43 Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) Superoxide dismutase, TDP-43 Huntington's disease an...
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Researchers find cause of frontotemporal dementia

Frontotemporal Dementia (FTD) is the second major form of dementia. Under the direction of Christine Van Broeckhoven, researchers from the Flanders Interuniversity Institute for Biotechnology (VIB) affiliated to the University of Antwerp have recently discovered that the progranulin growth factor p...

Mayo Clinic: Brain disorder suggests common mechanism may underlie many neurodegenerative diseases

...ders, the researchers say. In Alzheimer's disease, frontotemporal dementia and progressive supranuclear palsy, for i...n known as TDP-43 which is found in patients with frontotemporal dementia or with motor neuron disease. What these ...found in motor neuron disease and in some forms of frontotemporal dementia, although they are in a different part of...

£2 million study to reveal workings of dementia genes

...cond most common form of dementia after Alzheimer's, thanks to a prestigious 1.9 million senior fellowship award from the Medical Research Council. frontotemporal lobar degeneration (FTLD) is a group of dementias that affect the frontal and temporal lobes of the brain and are characterised by behaviour and langu...

Genetic contributions to human brain morphology and intelligence

...ommon set of genes may also cause the association between brain structure and cognitive functions. However, in elderly twins, the associations between frontotemporal brain volumes and executive function were found to be because of common environmental influences shared by twins from the same family [Carmelli et al....

Story ideas from Molecular & Cellular Proteomics

...ich intellectual function deteriorates over time, including AD, Parkinsons disease with dementia (PDD), and dementia with Lewy body (DLB) disease, and frontotemporal lobar degeneration (FTLD). The proteins identified in this study perform various functions inside the cell, such as the transport of other protein...

Vasectomy may put men at risk for type of dementia

...reliminary evidence from the study also seemed to connect another form of dementia to a vasectomy. In a smaller group of 30 men with a dementia called frontotemporal dementia (FTD,) 37 percent had undergone a vasectomy. The earliest symptoms of FTD are personality changes, lack of judgment and bizarre behavior. As ...

Study offers window into human behavior, brain disease

... target of the degenerative brain disease known as frontotemporal dementia, which is as common as Alzheimer's diseas...d the human brain vulnerable to disease, including frontotemporal dementia, and, possibly, disorders such as autism ...ate and frontoinsular cortex -- are key targets of frontotemporal dementia. And in 1999, a team of U.S. scientists m...
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JCI table of contents: April 22, 2008

...e tangles are due to abnormal aggregation of the tau protein, AD is classified as a tauopathy. Other tauopathies include the neurodegenerative disease frontotemporal dementia and parkinsonism linked to chromosome 17 (FTDP-17). Although the tau protein in individuals with AD is not mutated, mice carrying the mutated...
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