Medical research

Scientists discover potential cause of Alzheimer's disease

Prevailing theories posit plaques in the brain cause Alzheimer's disease. New UC Riverside research instead points to cells' slowing ability to clean themselves as the likely cause of unhealthy brain buildup.

Medications

Repurposed cancer treatments could be potential Alzheimer's drugs

Existing and emerging cancer drugs could be repurposed as therapies to be tested in clinical trials for people at genetic risk of Alzheimer's disease, according to a new study published in Science Advances. Research combining ...

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

Detecting dementia in the blood

If the suspicion of Alzheimer's disease creeps up, those affected must prepare themselves for lengthy and complex procedures until the case is clear. A team from Empa and the Cantonal Hospital of St. Gallen is now in the ...

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