Primary progressive aphasia (PPA) is a form of dementia characterized by degeneration of the language network. In the early stages, PPA is associated with a left-lateralized pattern of cortical atrophy … Continue Reading Neuroimaging can identify start and location of amyloid plaques in living brain.
Alzheimer’s is a devastating disease whose incidence is on the rise globally. ApoE-4, a particular allele of the apolipoprotein apoE, is a known risk factor. Since apoE plays a critical … Continue Reading Women with Alzheimer’s-risk gene lose weight more sharply after age 70.
Air pollution is a serious public health issue and exposures to concentrations of air pollutants at or above the current standards has been linked to neuroinflammation and neurodegeneration. In the … Continue Reading Study shows that air pollution has detrimental impact on Alzheimer’s risk gene.
Scientists at Rigshopitalet, Herlev Hospital and the University of Copenhagen identify a new biomarker that can predict the risk of developing dementia by way of a simple blood test. In … Continue Reading Large-scale study validates simple blood test for dementia.
A new international collaboration led by The University of Montana and Secretaria de la Defensa Naciona heightens concerns over the detrimental impact of the apolipoprotein E (APOE) ε4 allele, the … Continue Reading Decreases in short-term memory and IQ in urban children with ‘Alzheimer’s gene’.
Research suggests anti-inflammatory protein, interleukin 10, may trigger plaque in Alzheimer’s disease.
Inflammation has long been studied in Alzheimer’s, but in a counterintuitive finding, University of Florida researchers have uncovered the mechanism by which anti-inflammatory processes may trigger the disease. This anti-inflammatory … Continue Reading Research suggests anti-inflammatory protein, interleukin 10, may trigger plaque in Alzheimer’s disease.
Transplanted kidneys may not function long-term if they come from donors with variants in a particular gene, according to a study that will be presented at ASN Kidney Week 2014. … Continue Reading Gene variants linked to shorter survival of transplanted kidneys identified.
Fundamental research by Wayne State University is paving the way for development of first vaccine for heart diseases.
Researchers at Wayne State University have made a fundamental discovery and, in subsequent collaboration with scientists at La Jolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology (LIAI), are one step closer to … Continue Reading Fundamental research by Wayne State University is paving the way for development of first vaccine for heart diseases.