Alzheimer's disease & dementia

Hypothesis underpinning dementia research 'flawed'

A hypothesis which has been the standard way of explaining how the body develops Alzheimer's Disease for almost 30 years is flawed, according to a University of Manchester biologist.

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

Effects of amyloid beta plaque on different brain cells

Amyloid beta, a protein linked with Alzheimer's disease, has different properties in different cell types in the brains of fruit flies. This is the conclusion of a study led by researchers at Linköping University in Sweden. ...

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

Improving brain function in Alzheimer's disease mouse model

Using two complementary approaches to reduce the deposits of amyloid-beta in the brain rather than either approach alone improved spatial navigation and memory in a mouse model of Alzheimer's disease. These findings suggest ...

Neuroscience

Does menopausal hormone therapy maintain the brain?

Taking menopausal hormone therapy soon after menopause to relieve symptoms may also benefit the brain, according to a study published in the March 21, 2018, online issue of Neurology, the medical journal of the American Academy ...

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

The onset of Alzheimer's disease: The importance of family history

You're about to turn 60, and you're fretting. Your mother has had Alzheimer's disease since the age of 65. At what age will the disease strike you? A Canadian study published in JAMA Neurology shows that the closer a person ...

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

Researchers successfully reverse Alzheimer's disease in mouse model

A team of researchers from the Cleveland Clinic Lerner Research Institute have found that gradually depleting an enzyme called BACE1 completely reverses the formation of amyloid plaques in the brains of mice with Alzheimer's ...

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