Alzheimer's disease & dementia

New study identifies likely cause of Alzheimer's disease

Ground-breaking new Curtin University-led research has discovered a likely cause of Alzheimer's disease, in a significant finding that offers potential new prevention and treatment opportunities for Australia's second-leading ...

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

Eye conditions linked to heightened risk of dementia

Age-related macular degeneration, cataract and diabetes-related eye disease are linked to an increased risk of dementia, suggests research published online in the British Journal of Ophthalmology.

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

Protein from the liver may cause Alzheimer's disease in the brain

Amyloid protein made in the liver can cause neurodegeneration in the brain, according to a new study in the open-access journal PLOS Biology, by John Mamo of Curtin University in Bentley, Australia, and colleagues. Since ...

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

One protein to rule them all: A central target for treating dementia

Dementia has many faces, and because of the wide range of ways in which it can develop and affect patients, it can be very challenging to treat. Now, however, using supercomputer analysis of big data, researchers from Japan ...

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

Amyloid deposits in eyes provide a peek at Alzheimer's disease risk

Amyloid plaques are protein deposits that collect between brain cells, hindering function and eventually leading to neuronal death. They are considered a hallmark of Alzheimer's disease (AD), and the focus of multiple investigations ...

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