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Scientists Find Unusual Form of Iron and Copper in Brains of Alzheimer's Patients

A group of scientists say they’ve made a surprising and potentially very important discovery in the brains of two people with Alzheimer’s disease: traces of a particular form of iron and copper deep inside deposits of amyloid plaque, a key marker of the fatal disease. The find raises more questions about how…Read more...
Tags: Science, Chemistry, Copper, Physical Sciences, Alzheimers Disease, Chemical Elements, Amyloid Beta, Amyloidosis, Branches Of Biology, Native Element Minerals, Health Medical Pharma, Transition Metals, Histopathology, Neil Telling, Amyloid Plaques


The FDA Just Approved a Controversial Alzheimer's Drug

The Food and Drug Administration on Monday approved the drug aducanumab as a treatment for Alzheimer’s disease, the first ever intended to slow the progression of the incurable dementia. The go-ahead marks a rare case in which the FDA went against the recommendations of the outside panel it solicited for advice, who…Read more...
Tags: Health, Science, Food And Drug Administration, Fda, Life Sciences, Biogen, Pharmaceutical Industry, Drug Discovery, Aducanumab, Clinical Trial, Alzheimers Disease, Health Sciences, FDA Drug, Monoclonal Antibodies, Maria Carrillo, Health Medical Pharma


Why Scientists Are Worried About a New Alzheimer's Drug Up for FDA Approval

The fate of an experimental dementia drug will be decided within days. On Monday, the Food and Drug Administration is set to announce whether it will approve Biogen’s antibody-based therapy aducanumab as a treatment for Alzheimer’s disease—the first intended to slow down the progression of the incurable ailment. But…Read more...
Tags: Science, Food And Drug Administration, Life Sciences, Biogen, Mild Cognitive Impairment, Aducanumab, Alzheimers Disease, Health Sciences, Monoclonal Antibodies, Amyloid Beta, Cognitive Disorders, Amyloidosis, Branches Of Biology, Health Medical Pharma, Psychiatric Diagnosis, Neurimmune


Three Alzheimer's Patients Were Able to Communicate Again After Experimental Radiation Treatment

A small new study found remarkable improvements in communication and behavior in three patients with severe Alzheimer’s disease after they received a low-dose radiation treatment. More research will have to be done to confirm these results and to test whether similar benefits could be achieved in people with milder…Read more...
Tags: Science, Medicine, Dementia, Radioactivity, Radiation, Alzheimers Disease, Learning Disabilities, CT scan, Cognitive Disorders, Radiation Therapy, Health Medical Pharma, Ionizing Radiation, Psychiatric Diagnosis, Radiobiology


Processed Meat Linked to Increased Dementia Risk, Study Finds

People’s love of processed meat might come back to bite them in the long run, new research from the UK suggests. The study found a link between greater consumption of processed meat and higher rates of Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia. At the same time, it also found a possible link between eating…Read more...
Tags: Health, Meat, UK, Science, Diets, Articles, Dementia, Processed Meat, Red Meat, Alzheimers Disease, Learning Disabilities, Cognitive Disorders, Branches Of Biology, Health Medical Pharma, Psychiatric Diagnosis, Huifeng Zhang


FDA Will Fast-Track Decision on an Experimental and Controversial Alzheimer’s Drug

On Friday, the pharmaceutical company Biogen announced the Food and Drug Administration accepted its application to conduct a priority review of their experimental Alzheimer’s drug for approval. The speedier-than-usual process sets the stage for the treatment, called aducanumab, to be the first new approved drug for…Read more...
Tags: Science, Drugs, Food And Drug Administration, Dementia, Fda, Brains, Alzheimers, Biogen, Alzheimers Disease


Baby Boomers Are Experiencing Greater Cognitive Decline Than Previous Generations, Study Finds

Baby boomers are experiencing a sharper drop in cognitive function as they age, relative to previous generations. The findings not only suggest that boomers will be more likely to develop conditions like dementia than past cohorts, but future aging generations may be at a similar heightened risk.Read more...
Tags: Science, Age, Dementia, Cognition, Alzheimers Disease


These Scientists Want to Redefine Alzheimer's as a 'Double-Prion' Disease

Researchers this week say their work should upturn the conventional narrative of how Alzheimer’s disease happens. They argue the progression of Alzheimer’s is driven by a very specific form of two proteins that play a crucial role in the disease, and these forms should be considered prions—potentially infectious…Read more...
Tags: Science, Dementia, Brains, Alzheimers Disease, Prions


In the Wake of Failed Alzheimer's Drug Trials, Scientists Are Cautiously Finding Hope With a New Strategy

The field of Alzheimer’s research is one filled with disappointment. Just last week, yet another drug failed its Phase 3 clinical trial, continuing the 15-year-long losing streak since a truly new Alzheimer’s treatment was approved by the Food and Drug Administration. Read more...
Tags: Science, Dementia, Brains, Alzheimers Disease, Food and Drug Administration Read


How to Stay Sharp in Old Age

Of all the common consequences of aging, none is more frightening than memory loss. Even if you’ve never helplessly watched a loved one succumb to Alzheimer’s—which I promise is worse than it sounds—it’s natural to wonder if something similar could happen to you. Read more...
Tags: Health, Aging, Mental Health, Dementia, Lifehacks, Memory Loss, Alzheimers Disease


Alzheimer's Disease Might Develop Differently in Some African Americans, Study Suggests

It’s often true that broad groups of people can experience a disease differently. African Americans, for instance, seem to be more likely to develop Alzheimer’s disease than their white counterparts in the U.S. A new study published Monday in JAMA Neurology offers clues to why that’s the case. It found that African…Read more...
Tags: Science, Race, Brains, JAMA Neurology, Alzheimers Disease, U S A


This Is a Brain Taken Over by Alzheimer's

The effects of Alzheimer’s disease on the brain often go unnoticed for years, even decades. But researchers at Stanford University and the University of Oxford believe they’ve found a way to visualize how the disease slowly spreads and erodes the brain—a tool they hope can help other scientists better study the…Read more...
Tags: Science, University of Oxford, Brains, Stanford University, Alzheimers Disease


European Scientists Have Made an Intriguing Discovery in Alzheimer's Drug Research

Scientists in the UK and Sweden believe they’ve come across an unprecedented advance in Alzheimer’s disease research: A method of developing new drugs that can target the roots of the fatal disease in a way that previous attempts couldn’t. But while the latest published work is genuinely intriguing, outside experts…Read more...
Tags: UK, Science, Sweden, Research, Dementia, Brains, Alzheimers Disease


Yet More Evidence that Viruses May Cause Alzheimer's Disease

For decades, the idea that a bacteria or virus could help cause Alzheimer’s disease was dismissed as a fringe theory. But not so much anymore. On Wednesday, a team of researchers from Harvard Medical School reported in the journal Neuron the latest bit of evidence suggesting herpesviruses can spark the cascade of…Read more...
Tags: Science, Infectious Diseases, Dementia, Brains, Herpes, Harvard Medical School, Alzheimers Disease, Herpes Virus


Herpes Viruses Linked to Alzheimer's Disease in New Brain Research

A fringe theory about the origins of Alzheimer’s disease—that latent viral infections can sometimes trigger its emergence—has gotten perhaps its most significant bit of support yet. A complex new study published Thursday in Neuron has found evidence that certain viruses are not only more common in the brains of people…Read more...
Tags: Science, Infectious Disease, Brains, Viruses, Neuron, Alzheimers Disease


Support a great cause and get featured in Hemmings

The Pruitt Family raising money at the 2017 Travis Country Neighborhood Car Show in Austin, Texas. Photo courtesy of Benjamin Sevilla. In 2017, Hemmings Motor News partnered with the Alzheimer’s Association as a Global Team for The Longest Day, a DIY campaign to put the power of fundraising in your hands. We had a lot of fun collecting over $5,000 with 50/50 raffles at our local Cruise-In car shows in Bennington, Vermont, and during our participation in The Great Race. One of our staff put on a...
Tags: Autos, Dementia, Austin Texas, Bennington Vermont, Alzheimer's Association, Hemmings, Hemmings Daily, Hemmings Motor News, Hemmings events, Alzheimers Disease, Cruise-ins, Travis Country, Hemmings Cruise-Ins, Pruitt Family, Benjamin Sevilla


Experts Want to Redefine Alzheimer's Disease So They Can Study It Better

Experts in the field of Alzheimer’s disease are on the verge of redefining the devastating neurodegenerative disorder. And though the changes aren’t meant to influence how the 5 million Americans currently living with Alzheimer’s are cared after by their doctors and families, they are poised to shape the future of…Read more...
Tags: Science, Research, Dementia, Alzheimers, Alzheimers Disease


Alcohol Plays a Much Bigger Role in Causing Dementia Than We Thought

It’s hardly a surprise that too much alcohol is bad for the body, including the brain. But a new study published Tuesday in The Lancet suggests that even doctors are underestimating its impact on our risk of developing dementia.Read more...
Tags: Health, Science, Alcohol, Drinking, Dementia, Lancet, Alzheimers Disease


Mark Zuckerberg Will Fund Scientists With 'New Ideas' to Fight Alzheimer's Disease

In 2016, Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan, launched the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative with the modest goal of curing all diseases before the end of the century.Read more...
Tags: Health, Mark Zuckerberg, Science, Dementia, Priscilla Chan, Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, Alzheimers Disease, Parkinsons Disease


Pfizer Halts Drug Research For Alzheimer's and Parkinson's Because It's Too Expensive

Pfizer, one of the world’s largest drug companies, announced over the weekend that it would stop work on new drugs to fight Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s disease. The reason? Pfizer believes that research on the two diseases doesn’t make sense financially.Read more...
Tags: Science, Pfizer, Alzheimers, Alzheimers Disease, Drug Companies, Parkinsons Disease, Parkinsons


Pfizer Halts Drug Research For Alzheimer's and Parkinson's Because It's Too Expensive [Updated]

Pfizer, one of the world’s largest drug companies, announced over the weekend that it would stop work on new drugs to fight Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s disease. The reason? Pfizer believes that research on the two diseases doesn’t make sense financially.Read more...
Tags: Science, Pfizer, Alzheimers, Alzheimers Disease, Drug Companies, Parkinsons Disease, Parkinsons


An Experimental Drug for Obesity Shows Promise In Treating Alzheimer's—At Least In Mice 

The race to find a treatment for Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia is littered with false starts, dead ends, and fiery crashes. That caveat aside, there has been some promising research indicating a class of drugs originally created to control diabetes and fight obesity could also help slow down the…Read more...
Tags: Science, Diabetes, Dementia, Alzheimers Disease, Drug Trial


Traces of Alzheimer’s Disease Detected in Wild Animals for the First Time

An international team of researchers has uncovered tell-tale signs of Alzheimer’s disease in dolphins, marking the first time that the age-related disorder has been detected in a wild animal. Read more...
Tags: Science, Biology, Aging, Dolphins, Diabetes, Old Age, Dementia, Insulin, Alzheimers, Mammals, Longevity, Alzheimers Disease


Traces of Alzheimer’s Disease Detected in Wild Animal for the First Time

An international team of researchers has uncovered tell-tale signs of Alzheimer’s disease in dolphins, marking the first time that the age-related disorder has been detected in a wild animal. Read more...
Tags: Science, Biology, Aging, Dolphins, Diabetes, Old Age, Dementia, Insulin, Alzheimers, Mammals, Longevity, Alzheimers Disease


Signs of Alzheimer’s Detected in Brains of Chimps For First Time

Humans are the only animals known to develop Alzheimer’s disease, an age-related brain disorder that causes impaired cognitive functioning and other behavioral problems. Or at least, that’s what we thought. For the first time ever, researchers are claiming to have found signs of the disease in the brains of elderly…Read more...
Tags: Science, Aging, Chimpanzees, Alzheimers, First Time, Chimps, Alzheimers Disease, Aging Sucks


A penny a mile will make our Great Race greater

The Hemmings Speedster on the 2014 Great Race. Since 2009, our fearless publisher, Jim Menneto, has piloted our 1932 Ford boattail speedster all over America’s highways and byways on The Great Race (and before that, he ran our 1934 humpback Dodge). While it’s more of a timed rally than an actual race, it’s no doubt “Great” and this year, we plan to double-down on that feature. Every summer, a traveling circus of dozens of antique and classic cars carefully traverse a different public road cour...
Tags: America, Shows, Ford, Autos, Association, Jim, Bennington Vermont, Hemmings, Automobilia, Exhibitions And Events, Alzheimers Disease, The Great Race, Jim Menneto, Alzheimer's Association, The Longest Day, Hemmings Cruise Ins


Paintings Reveal Signs of Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s in Famous Artists

New research suggests it’s possible to detect neurodegenerative disorders in artists before they are diagnosed. This 1931 painting from Salvador Dali exhibits a different “fractal fingerprint” compared to his later works—one indicative of Parkinson’s disease. (Image: Dali, The Persistence of Memory, 1931) Researchers from the University of Liverpool have shown that it’s possible to detect neurodegenerative disorders in famous artists by analyzing subtle changes in their brush strokes over tim...
Tags: Science, Medicine, Neuroscience, Artists, Salvador Dalí, Mathematics, Paintings, Alzheimers, Fractals, University Of Liverpool, Alzheimers Disease


Marijuana Shown to Protect Brain Cells From Alzheimer’s

A new study suggests that compounds found in marijuana can stave off the brain damaging effects of Alzheimer’s disease. It’s a promising discovery, but claims that pot can prevent this age-related brain disorder are premature. Put the pipe away, man.Read more...
Tags: Health, Science, Biology, Medicine, Marijuana, Pot, Alzheimers, Alzheimers Disease


Schoolboy's heartbreaking song about grandma's struggle with dementia

15-year-old schoolboy Harry Gardner has released a touching song about his grandma's dementia to help raise money for Alzheimer's Research UK [Author: Claire Lomas]
Tags: alzheimers research UK, Claire Lomas, Harry Gardner, Alzheimers Disease, Song For Alzheimers, Demetia, Harry Gardner Music, Alzheimer s Research UK