Alleviate Alzheimer’s symptoms

Researchers have discovered a protein that may alleviate some of the most common symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease. When injected into the brains of mice, neurogulin-1 has been able to promote the metabolism of plaques — abnormal clusters of protein fragments — that build up in the brain and restrain function, according to new research published in Scientific Reports. The mice, when neurogulin-1 was in their hippocampus (the part of the brain that is responsible for learning and memory) showed ...
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Researchers Alzheimer’s vaccine

Researchers discover molecule for potential Alzheimer's vaccine A team of researchers have discovered a new molecule that they say may be a major step towards the creation of an Alzheimer’s vaccine. The molecule, known as monophosphoryl lipid A (MPL), has shown evidence of stimulating the brain’s natural immune defense against the symptoms of Alzheimer’s, according to a team of researchers from Laval University in Quebec and pharmaceutical firm GlaxoSmithKline (GSK). Alzheimer’s is often ...
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Extraordinary memory or poor memory.

“Apple. Table. Chair.” Remember those objects. The substance of memory prompts fascinating questions, conjectures and also quandaries. “For me, it’s how extraordinary our memory can be in some cases and how impossibly poor it can be in other cases,” said Dr. David E. Dr. Warren, an assistant professor in the Department of Neurological Sciences at the University of Nebraska Medical Center where he specializes the application of scientific findings to clinical treatm...
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Documentary Personalizes Alzheimer’s Research and Clinical Trials

The latest in a recent spate of books and movies that have brought Alzheimer’s to a broader public, a new NOVA documentary ow explores what it takes to go from basic research to treatment trials. In her film “Can Alzheimer’s Be Stopped?” three-time Emmy award and AAAS Science Journalism award-winning producer Sarah Holt tells the story of Alzheimer’s research. Her film conveys the challenges and staggering cost of research and personalizes the emotional toll Alzheimer’s takes on patients, caregi...
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What is Alzheimer’s Disease?

Alzheimer's disease is a type of dementia and also the most common cause of dementia.   Dementia refers to a number of symptoms that include loss of memory (especially short-term memory) as well as problems with the use of language.  Further symptoms include difficulties with thinking, problem-solving or language. The disease is caused by a build-up of proteins in the brain. ‘Plaques’ and nerve ‘tangles’ are formed and these impact on the connections between nerve cells in the brain, eventual...
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How to cure Alzheimer’s Disease

Putting the pieces together on how to cure Alzheimer's Disease.  The most common form of dementia is Alzheimer’s disease, a progressive disorder of the human brain which over time reduces a person’s cognitive abilities to the point that they cannot carry out the most basic tasks. This terrible disease was thrust back into the national conscious as the result of the death of Nancy Reagan. No retelling of the lief of Mrs. Reagan would be complete without mention of her fairy tale love affair with ...
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