New Role of Apolipoprotein E4 Variant in Alzheimer's Disease Suggests Possible Therapeutic Target
The apolipoprotein ApoE4 is a high-risk Alzheimer's gene that increases brain damage caused by another protein called Tau in Alzheimer's disease patients.
3 days ago - Medindia Health - 2 articles
JAX professor receives $5.4 million grant to study 'cognitive resilience' to Alzheimer's disease
A new five-year grant totaling $5,382,423 to Jackson Laboratory Assistant Professor Catherine Kaczorowski will fund research to explore why some people with a family history of...
3 days ago - News Medical
The Danger of Undiagnosed Sleep Apnea
By Dr. Mercola Lack of sleep and poor quality of sleep have been linked not only to absentmindedness and accidents, but also to serious health risks such as Alzheimer's disease...
3 days ago - Mercola
Alzheimer's gene found by scientists decrease symptoms
Researchers from Washington University in St. Louis studied ApoE4. This mutant gene has been linked to Alzheimer's disease. It helps cause brain damage by knotting proteins...
3 days ago - Daily Mail - 2 articles
Newly ID'd role of major Alzheimer's gene suggests possible therapeutic target
A new role has been identified for the major Alzheimer's risk factor ApoE4, suggesting that targeting the protein may help treat the disease. Researchers show that ApoE4...
4 days ago - ScienceDaily - 5 articles
New Grant Will Examine Link Between ‘Dirty' Brains and Alzheimer's
A new $3.2 million grant will bring together biomedical scientists and mechanical engineers in an effort to develop a detailed understanding of the brain's waste removal...
4 days ago - University of Rochester Medical Center
What happens to the brain as we age?
The brain begins to decline with age. We examine what happens to the brain over time and whether the rate of decline can be slowed or even prevented.
5 days ago - Medical News Today
The brain's defense cells live longer than expected
In mice, microglia may persist the entire lifespan of the animal. The cells' lifetime may be linked to their role in immune memory and neurodegenerative diseases.
5 days ago - Medical News Today
Brain rewiring in Parkinson's disease may contribute to abnormal movement
A new study suggests that the brain's own compensatory mechanisms contribute to the debilitating motor symptoms of Parkinson's disease.
8 days ago - ScienceDaily
How to keep your brain healthy as you age
A new advisory from the American Heart Association outlines seven steps for preventing age-related cognitive decline and vascular dementia.
8 days ago - Medical News Today
The headlines of Master Doctor
New AI can diagnose Alzheimer's 10 years before human doctors
Researchers from Italy have developed a machine-learning algorithm that can detect signs of Alzheimer's disease almost 10 years before human doctors can. According to the...
Predicting Alzheimer's Disease Risk - Multiple Gene Testing Better Than APOE...
Polygenic testing of multiple gene variants can more accurately predict cognitively normal adults who may be at a higher risk of developing Alzheimer's disease
Learning to Love My Wrinkles in an Anti-Aging World
I had my 30-year high school reunion over the summer. I really didn't think much about the gravity of three decades until it got closer. The week before I found myself rushing...
Menopause, Hormone Replacement And Mortality: A Research Reality Check
Perhaps you are in a hurry. If so, here's the bottom line at the top: it turns out women can use hormone replacement to manage
Can you increase your height as an adult?
In this article, learn about what determines height and if height can be increased as an adult. Are there ways to prevent a loss of height?
Fall prevention: What you need to know
Today marks Falls Prevention Awareness Day. Organized by the National Council on Aging, observance of the day on the first day of fall has grown across the United States from...
UAB researchers detail underlying mechanism leading to age-associated...
A major health problem in older people is age-associated osteoporosis - the thinning of bone and the loss of bone density that increases the risk of fractures. Often this is...
Treat-and-extend comparable to monthly injections in AMD
A multicenter 12-month phase 3b study showed that treat-and-extend administration of ranibizumab is “statistically noninferior and clinically comparable” with monthly treatment...
Television's golden boy David Lyle dead at 67
During a long and distinguished career, Lyle held senior positions at the Nine Network, and later the Fox Reality Channel and National Geographic Channels.
Arcus senilis: Causes, symptoms, and treatment
In this article, learn about arcus senilis. What are the risk factors, how is it diagnosed, how is it linked to high cholesterol, and can it be treated?