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A chance observation finds potential hearing biomarker for Alzheimer's disease

Science lends itself to questions, changing hypotheses, and chance findings. Recently, in the White Lab at the Del Monte Institute for Neuroscience at the University of Rochester, Neuroscience graduate student Daxiang Na ...

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

Another angle on Alzheimer's: CSF, proteomics, and metabolic enzymes

Currently there are no objective, easily assessed diagnostic markers for Alzheimer's disease, and no good therapeutic options. Taking an agnostic approach, proteomics expert Hanno Steen, Ph.D., and neurobiologist Judith Steen, ...


Q&A: Start of new era for Alzheimer's treatment

Researchers say we appear to be at the start of a new era for Alzheimer's treatment. Trial results published in January showed that for the first time a drug has been able to slow the cognitive decline characteristic of the ...


Reducing dementia risks

Former first lady Rosalynn Carter has been diagnosed with dementia. A family statement, posted on The Carter Center website, says that she continues to live happily at home with her husband, enjoying spring in Plains, Georgia, ...

Medical research

Tracking early signs of Alzheimer's pathology in a mouse model

About two-thirds of the risk for Alzheimer's disease (AD) is thought to arise from genetic influences, but about a third could be influenced by environment and lifestyle, opening the door for behavioral interventions that ...