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Researchers Identify First Brain Training Exercise Positively Linked to Dementia Prevention

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Aging research specialists have identified, for the first time, a form of mental exercise that can reduce the risk of dementia.

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American Heart Association, Drug Discovery, Protein, Alzheimer’s disease, Diabetes, AHA Center for Accelerated Drug Discovery

Lawrence Livermore and American Heart Association Partner to Accelerate Drug Discovery

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The American Heart Association (AHA) and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) have formed a strategic business partnership to overcome the burden of drug discovery, cost and access.

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Parkinson Disease, Alzheimber's Disease, Neurodegenative Disease, Neuroscience 2017

Nanowired Drugs Could Treat Patients with Parkinson’s or Alzheimer’s

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University of Arkansas biomedical engineering doctoral student Asya Ozkizilcik has improved the nanowiring of drugs for an international team of researchers who are working on a new method for treating neurodegenerative diseases.

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Alzheimer’s disease, Dementia, Centenarians, Aging, Longevity, Genetics

Einstein Researchers Receive $6 Million Grant to Untangle the Genetic Protections Against Alzheimer’s Disease

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The number of older adults with Alzheimer’s disease continues to rise, but the number of treatments for the condition has not kept pace. Now, researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, part of Montefiore, have received a $6.3 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to identify networks of genes in healthy centenarians that protect them against dementia. The results could help identify new targets for drugs to treat Alzheimer’s.

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Alzheimer's Disease, Neuroscience, Amyloid, Pathology, Aging, Cell Biology

New Player in Alzheimer’s Disease Pathogenesis Identified

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Scientists have shown that a protein called membralin is critical for keeping Alzheimer’s disease pathology in check. The study, published in Nature Communications, shows that membralin regulates the cell’s machinery for producing beta-amyloid (or amyloid beta, Aβ), the protein that causes neurons to die in Alzheimer’s disease.

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Alzheimer's Disease, Dementia, Aging, Drug Target, Inflammation, Biomarker

Biomarker May Predict Early Alzheimer’s Disease

Researchers at SBP have identified a peptide that could lead to the early detection of Alzheimer’s disease (AD). The discovery, published in Nature Communications, may also provide a means of homing drugs to diseased areas of the brain to treat AD, Parkinson’s disease, as well as glioblastoma, brain injuries and stroke.

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Sleep Apnea, elderly adults, Alzheimer's, Obstructive Sleep Apnea, Alzheimer's Disease, Sleep Disorders, Sleep Problems

Sleep Apnea May Increase Risk of Developing Alzheimer’s Disease

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Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) may put elderly people at greater risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease (AD), according to new research published online in the American Thoracic Society’s American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine.

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Alzheimer's, Neurology, Memory, Blood Flow

Research Links Heart Function to Brain’s Memory Center

Research by a team of Vanderbilt University Medical Center scientists suggests that older people whose hearts pump less blood have blood flow reductions in the temporal lobe regions of the brain, where Alzheimer’s pathology first begins.

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Rural Health, Healthcare, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, National 4-H Council, Appalachia, Health Disparities, Racial Disparities, Prevention, Health Policy

Closing the Rural Health Gap: Media Update from RWJF and Partners on Rural Health Disparities

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Rural counties continue to rank lowest among counties across the U.S., in terms of health outcomes. A group of national organizations including the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the National 4-H Council are leading the way to close the rural health gap.

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Alzheimer's Disease, Amyloid Beta, Brain Diseases, Drug Discovery And Development, Neuroscience, Aging

How SORLA Protects Against Alzheimer’s Disease

Researchers have identified a new protective function for a brain protein genetically linked to Alzheimer’s. The findings, published in the Journal of Experimental Medicine, could inform novel treatment strategies to combat neurodegenerative diseases.







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