• A new study indicates the possibility to monitor the progression of Alzheimer's disease by monitoring major brain antioxidant levels using noninvasive techniques

    30 days ago - By ScienceDaily

    In a breakthrough human study, anti-oxidant, glutathione , which protects the brain from stress, has been found to be significantly depleted in Alzheimer's patients compared to normal subjects. As GSH is a very important anti-oxidant that protects the brain from free radicals, the findings give us another measure to use when diagnosing potential for the advancement of Alzheimer's disease or recognizing those that are in the throes of Alzheimer's advancement.
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  • Questioning the link between pollution by magnetite particles and Alzheimer's disease

    30 days ago - By ScienceDaily

    A 2016 study showed that exposure to urban pollution involving magnetite particles played a role in the development of Alzheimer's disease. It began from the hypothesis that magnetite particles would generate chemical reactions that could cause oxidative stress for neurons. Researchers have now called this connection into question, showing that it is very unlikely that magnetite is involved in neuron degeneration.
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  • What Role Does Genetics Play in the Risk of Developing Alzheimer's Disease?

    What Role Does Genetics Play in the Risk of Developing Alzheimer's Disease?

    30 days ago - By Cathe Friedrich

    The word “Alzheimer's” strikes fear in the hearts of most people and for good reason! Alzheimer's disease is one form of dementia, a progressive, degenerative brain disease that slowly robs its victims of their memory and ability to think logically. The course of Alzheimer's disease is variable, but it progresses in most people to the point that they're unable to care for themselves. In fact, Alzheimer's disease is the sixth leading cause of death in the United States.
    With the population aging, the death rate is unlikely to go down, especially when we currently have limited ability to...
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