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Does herpes cause Alzheimer's?

Added: 15.12.2018 17:43 | 1 views | 0 comments

Herpes is the dreaded 'gift that keeps on giving'. But could it also be taking our memories? Decades of research show a striking correlation between Alzheimer's disease risk and infection with Herpes Simplex Virus 1 (HSV1) in people carrying a specific gene. Now, newly-available epidemiological data provide a causal link between HSV1 infection and senile dementia -- raising the tantalizing prospect of a simple, effective preventive treatment for one of humanity's costliest disorders.

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Cutting the legs off cancer

Added: 14.12.2018 18:32 | 3 views | 0 comments

Melanoma skin cancer tumors grow larger and are more likely to metastasize due to interactions between a pair of molecules, according to experiments in mice and human cells. The results may restore the potential for a type of cancer therapy previously abandoned in clinical trials. The results also implicate one molecule already connected to obesity and dementia as a potential cause of metastasis, or spread of cancer cells to other areas of the body.

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Two Compounds in Coffee May Combat Parkinson’s Disease and Lewy Body Dementia

Added: 12.12.2018 11:16 | 16 views | 0 comments

Parkinson’s disease is a brain disorder that can lead to shaking, stiffness and difficulty with walking, balance and coordination. Dementia with Lewy bodies, one of the most common forms of dementia, causes problems with thinking, behavior, mood, and movement. Professor M. Maral Mouradian of the Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School Institute for Neurological Therapeutics [...]


New discoveries predict ability to forecast dementia from single molecule

Added: 11.12.2018 17:24 | 40 views | 0 comments

Scientists who recently identified the molecular start of Alzheimer's disease have used that finding to determine that it should be possible to forecast which type of dementia will develop over time -- a form of personalized medicine for neurodegenerative diseases.

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Two compounds in coffee may team up to fight Parkinson's

Added: 11.12.2018 0:17 | 15 views | 0 comments

Scientists have found a compound in coffee that may team up with caffeine to fight Parkinson's disease and Lewy body dementia -- two progressive and currently incurable diseases associated with brain degeneration.

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Promising diagnostic tool for Alzheimer's disease

Added: 10.12.2018 14:10 | 18 views | 0 comments

Researchers have identified in live human brains new radioactive 'tracer' molecules that bind to and 'light up' tau tangles, a protein associated with a number of neurodegenerative diseases including Alzheimer's disease and other related dementias.

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Dreaming may keep dementia at bay

Added: 24.08.2017 8:00 | 1 views | 0 comments

A new study finds that insufficient REM sleep - the sleep phase wherein we do most of our dreaming - is strongly linked with an increased risk of dementia.


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