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Article ID: 720867

Can Healthy Lifestyle Reduce Dementia Risk?

Rush University Medical Center

Rush is part of national study to test effects of lifestyle intervention on older adults at risk for dementia.

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18-Oct-2019 2:50 PM EDT
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Newswise: Study focuses on repair and reversal of damage caused by Huntington’s disease
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    16-Oct-2019 2:00 PM EDT

Article ID: 720785

Study focuses on repair and reversal of damage caused by Huntington’s disease

University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Health Sciences

A new study examining the role that star-shaped brain cells called astrocytes play in Huntington’s disease has identified a potential strategy that may halt the disease and repair some of the damage it causes.

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15-Oct-2019 1:00 PM EDT
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Article ID: 720597

NIH-funded research consortium to target frontotemporal lobar degeneration

Mayo Clinic

The National Institutes of Health has awarded a five-year, multi-investigator research grant expected to total more than $63 million to Mayo Clinic and the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), to advance treatments for frontotemporal lobar degeneration (FTLD).

Released:
11-Oct-2019 11:05 AM EDT
Newswise: Study Reveals How Collapse of Protein Processes is Driver of Aging and Death

Article ID: 720818

Study Reveals How Collapse of Protein Processes is Driver of Aging and Death

Stony Brook Medicine

A new Stony Brook University-led study, to be published in PNAS, provides a biophysical model that reveals how damage accumulates in proteins with age and is a trigger to death. The finding opens a door to a better understanding of the molecular origins of age-related neurodegenerative diseases.

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16-Oct-2019 5:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 720708

Dementia spreads via connected brain networks

University of California, San Francisco (UCSF)

In a new study, UC San Francisco scientists used maps of brain connections to predict how brain atrophy would spread in individual patients with frontotemporal dementia (FTD)

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14-Oct-2019 1:05 PM EDT
Newswise: A Musical Journey with Alzheimer’s Disease: 
Kim Campbell Gives Caregiver Perspective at ANA2019

Article ID: 720665

A Musical Journey with Alzheimer’s Disease: Kim Campbell Gives Caregiver Perspective at ANA2019

American Neurological Association (ANA)

At the American Neurological Association's 2019 Annual Meeting, Kim Campbell, Alzheimer’s disease (AD) advocate and widow of Grammy Hall of Fame and Award-winning music legend Glen Campbell, recounted both the toll that Alzheimer's disease took on her husband and their family, and the musical talent that sustained him.

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13-Oct-2019 6:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 720604

Linguists Track Impact of Cognitive Decline Across Three Decades of One Writer's Diaries

University of Toronto

Researchers at the University of Toronto (U of T) specializing in language variation and change have identified a specific relationship between an individual's use of language

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11-Oct-2019 12:05 PM EDT

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Article ID: 720539

Dial In to the Cutting-edge Neuroscience at ANA2019 during the October 15 Media Roundtable

American Neurological Association (ANA)

In a media roundtable at 11 a.m. U.S. Central on Tuesday, October 15, leading neuroscientists will summarize key science being presented at the American Neurological Association’s 2019 Annual Meeting (ANA2019). Reporters may attend in person or dial in.

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10-Oct-2019 4:45 PM EDT
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Article ID: 720547

New study to examine if sleep problems contribute to cognitive decline and Alzheimer’s

Wake Forest Baptist Health

Everybody knows sleep is good for your body. It may be good for your mind, too. That’s what scientists at Wake Forest School of Medicine will attempt to determine thanks to a $5.3 million grant from the National Institute on Aging, part of the National Institutes of Health.

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10-Oct-2019 3:05 PM EDT

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