In surprising twist, some Alzheimer's plaques may be protective, not destructive
One of the characteristic hallmarks of Alzheimer's disease is the buildup of amyloid-beta plaques in the brain. Most therapies designed to treat AD target these plaques, but...
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Five-Minute Digital Clock Test May Speed Alzheimer's Diagnosis
A digital version of the classic clock-drawing test, which can be completed in under 5 minutes, accurately detects the beginnings of dementia. Results correlating with amyloid...
1 day ago - Medscape - 2 articles
Researchers invent new technique to measure the speed of fibril growth
Amyloid fibrils are deposits of proteins in the body that join together to form microscopic fibres. Their formation has been linked to many serious human diseases including...
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Treating obstructive sleep apnea may lower risk for dementia
Positive airway pressure treatment was associated with a lower likelihood of incident Alzheimer's disease and other types of dementia in older adults with obstructive sleep...
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UCSB professor receives 2021 Potamkin Prize for major contributions to Alzheimer's research
When UC Santa Barbara neurology professor Kenneth S. Kosik was a newly minted graduate in 1972, with bachelor's and master's degrees in English literature from Case Western...
3 days ago - News Medical
Living in highly disadvantaged areas increases brain degeneration, cognitive decline
Living in the most disadvantaged neighborhoodss correlated with increased degeneration in Alzheimer's disease “signature” regions of the brain and cognitive decline, according...
3 days ago - Healio
Profound loss of pleasure related to early-onset dementia
Loss of the ability to experience pleasure - or anhedonia - has been revealed as a key feature in frontotemporal dementia, in contrast to Alzheimer's disease. The findings from...
3 days ago - ScienceDaily
Pushing the boundaries of precision nutrition to tackle Alzheimer's disease: is there a role for DHA?
With an aging population, there is a parallel increase in the rates of chronic and degenerative diseases, including the neurodegenerative diseases Alzheimer's disease and...
4 days ago - American Journal of Clinical Nutrition
Physical activity slows cognitive decline in APOE e4 carriers with Parkinson's disease
Patients with Parkinson's disease who increased their physical activity saw positive modification of the APOE e4 allele's impact on early cognitive decline, according to...
4 days ago - Healio
Alzheimer's and Oral Bacteria; COVID Brain Fog and Video Games; Three MS Subtypes
Subgingival periodontal dysbiosis was linked to markers of amyloid beta, but not tau, in cognitively normal older adults. (Alzheimer's and Dementia: Diagnosis, Assessment, and...
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Brilliant Bulls crush NSW inside four days to claim Sheffield Shield title
Queensland needed five wickets to beat NSW for the first time in a Sheffield Shield final. The Blues didn't even survive the morning session.
Popovic, Talay on Victory radar as search for new coach begins
Tony Popovic and Ufuk Talay are on the radar for the vacant Melbourne Victory coaching hot seat.
Crime and thrills in a '60s sanctuary recalled for festival show
A new play premiering for Melbourne's rescheduled Midsumma Festival recalls the sights, sounds and conflicts of the old Kings Cross in Sydney.
Support grows in Morrison government for next-gen vaccines being made locally
Cutting edge vaccines to fight COVID-19 could be made in Australia, with support growing in the Morrison government for onshore manufacturing.
It's OK Our Bodies Have Changed During the Pandemic
The coronavirus changed so much about our lives, including, for many of us, our bodies. It's OK.
Cody Simpson, followed by millions, has been starstruck at the Australian...
Music star-turned-elite swimmer Cody Simpson is used to the spotlight. But says it's ‘surreal' to be competing alongside Australia's aquatic superstars on the Gold Coast.
My 91-year-old best friend - what we can learn from old people
It's an unlikely friendship, but Sarah Thomas discovers that befriending an elderly neighbour has thrown up hilarious adventures - and some powerful lessons.
Vaccination hubs open the doors, AstraZeneca jabs for under 50s resume
Three major Victorian vaccination centres will be open to bookings and walk-ins identified as part of phase 1a or 1b of the rollout from Wednesday.
Shame, stigma barriers to COVID-19 testing for young and culturally diverse
A new study shows 93 per cent of Victorians in high-risk cohorts have skipped testing on at least one occasion when they had ailments such as sore throat, runny nose and cough.
How To Clean Your Patio
Sprucing up for spring includes giving your lawn furniture the cleaning it deserves.