Alzheimer's disease & dementia

A potential new treatment target for Alzheimer's disease

Like amyloid plaque, the genetic variant APOE4 has long been associated with Alzheimer's disease, but still little is known about the role the gene plays in the disease process.

Health

Men's health threats and strategies for healthier living

Do you know the greatest threats to men's health? Do you know what you can do to lower your risks and lead a longer, healthier life? June is Men's Health Month, which makes this a good time to explore these topics.

Medical research

A breakthrough in the physics of blood clotting

Heart attacks and strokes—the leading causes of death in human beings—are fundamentally blood clots of the heart and brain. Better understanding how the blood-clotting process works and how to accelerate or slow down ...

Medical research

Unexpected discovery opens a new way to regulate blood pressure

High blood pressure, or hypertension, is the leading modifiable risk factor for cardiovascular diseases and premature death worldwide. And key to treating patients with conditions ranging from chest pain to stroke is understanding ...

Health

Menopause before 40 tied to higher stroke risk

Early menopause could mean an increased risk of stroke caused by blocked blood vessels, according to a new study. Yet for each year of menopause delay, stroke risk fell by 2%.

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