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

Periodontal disease bacteria may kick-start Alzheimer's

Long-term exposure to periodontal disease bacteria causes inflammation and degeneration of brain neurons in mice that is similar to the effects of Alzheimer's disease in humans, according to a new study from researchers at ...

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

Alzheimer's disease – don't give up on plaque-busting drugs just yet

Alzheimer's disease is associated with a build-up of plaques in the brain called amyloid beta. These plaques are thought to lead to a loss of neurons, which then causes the classic symptoms of the disease – including memory ...

Cardiology

Tafamidis treats transthyretin amyloid cardiomyopathy

(HealthDay)—In patients with transthyretin amyloid cardiomyopathy, treatment with tafamidis reduces all-cause mortality and cardiovascular-related hospitalizations versus placebo, according to a study published in the Sept. ...

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