Currently, about 44 million people are living with dementia, which includes Alzheimer’s disease, worldwide, but according to …
Scientists have doubled the number of genes associated with Alzheimer’s disease, giving researchers twice the number of targets for drug therapies.
Here’s one more reason to get to bed earlier.
Alzheimer’s doesn’t happen suddenly, but scientists are still struggling to find the best ways of capturing the first signs of trouble.
A new drug compound has successfully prevented degenerative diseases from destroying brain cells in mice.
After failing to find ways of removing the brain plaques responsible for the disease, researchers now say they have another way of tackling Alzheimer’s worst symptoms that leaves the plaques in place.
Damage from concussions and the progressive deterioration of neurons in Alzheimer’s look similar on brain scans, according to the latest study, and produce similar symptoms as well.
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There’s no positive side to developing skin cancer, but the latest research ties certain forms of the disease to a reduced risk of dementia.
It’s been 17 years since Dolly the sheep was cloned from a mammary cell. And now scientists applied the same technique to make the first embryonic-stem-cell lines from human skin cells.
The largest study to date on the effects of eating omega-3 fatty acids confirm that foods high in the fats can preserve memory and cognitive functions only in people without diabetes.
Mapping out how an Alzheimer’s gene works could lead to new treatments
Alzheimer’s disease is more common among African Americans but the genetic contributors to the disorder haven’t been identified until now.