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prion disease and Alzheimer's disease

Prion Science Still Unfolding Neurodegenerative disease is the fastest-growing cause of death in the world. Prion disease is responsible for the vast majority of the surge in humans and other mammals. Professor Goedert, a program leader at the MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology in Cambridge, believes our best hope of fighting dementia requires predicting who […]

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Tau, Amyloid Detection Researchers from Aberdeen have identified changes in the brains of those suffering early signs of Alzheimer’s disease. A University of Aberdeen study confirmed for the first time that two proteins, assumed to contribute to the disease process, are both present at very early stages of Alzheimer’s disease. Both are present in an area of the […]

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prion disease and Alzheimer's disease

Alzheimer’s Association Recommendations The U.S. Government has initiated a major effort to prevent and effectively treat Alzheimer’s disease by 2025. However, a workgroup of nearly 40 Alzheimer’s researchers and scientists says the research milestones in the U.S. Government’s National Plan to Address Alzheimer’s Disease must be broadened in scope, increased in scale, and adequately funded […]

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Visual Cognition Key To Early Diagnosis Researchers have developed a new cognitive test that can better determine whether memory impairments are due to very mild Alzheimer’s disease or the normal aging process. The simple test asks subjects to determine if circles containing certain designs match each other, which exercises the hippocampus portion of their brain. […]

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prion disease and Alzheimer's disease

International Leaders Hold Emergency Meeting On Dementia Epidemic We, the G8 Health Ministers, met at the G8 Dementia Summit in London on 11 December 2013 to discuss how to shape an effective international response to dementia. We acknowledge the ongoing work occurring in our countries and globally to identify dementia as a major disease burden and […]

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prion disease and Alzheimer's disease

Neurodegenerative Diseases Spreading Fast The suffering and costs of dementia would be reduced by preventative measures if the Group of Eight nations adopt a model that has worked in fighting heart disease, a group of doctors and scientists said. The unstoppable epidemic already has 44 million people in it’s grasp and its spreading rapidly. “About […]

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Early Detection and Improve Treatment Using high-resolution functional MRI (fMRI) imaging in patients with Alzheimer’s disease and in mouse models of the disease, Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) researchers have clarified three fundamental issues about Alzheimer’s disease — where it starts, why it starts there and how it spreads. In addition to advancing understanding of Alzheimer’s, the […]

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prion disease and Alzheimer's disease

Prion Diseases It’s not clear how the tangles of the protein tau commonly seen in people with Alzheimer’s disease spread throughout the brain in the course of disease—and to a modest extent in ordinary aging. But European researchers recently described an experiment in transgenic mice in which extracts containing tau tangles appeared to induce the formation and […]

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