Tag: "dementia" at biology news
JCI table of contents, December 1 2004
... Alzheimer disease (AD) is the most common form of dementia
in the elderly and classic clinical features include memory loss, deterioration in speech, and behavioral disturbances. Doctors increasingly concede that central to the cause of AD is the production and accumulation of beta-amyloid (Abeta), which is ...
Intelligence in men and women is a gray and white matter
...as, the study has the potential to aid research on dementia
and other cognitive-impairment diseases in the brain." Study results appear on the online version of "NeuroImage." In general, men have approximately 6.5 times the amount of gray matter related to general intelligence than women, and women have near...
Progress toward a more targeted treatment of Alzheimer's disease
...cells, affects between 50% and 70% of all cases of dementia
and is therefore the major form of dementia. About 100,000 people suffer from this disease in Belgium. The damage caused to memory and mental functioning makes it one of today's most frightening syndromes. In particular, the first realization of the ...
NJIT expert recommends 16 easy, affordable ways to make homes safer for people with disabilities
... older individuals caring for a family member with dementia
or grandchildren. The researchers then implemented a series of low cost home modifications. The Administration on Developmental Disabilities of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services funded the other project. Researchers assessed the abi...
UCI researchers identify trigger for onset of Alzheimer's, aiding search for new therapies
...degenerative disorder and the most common cause of dementia
among the elderly in the United States, affecting 4.5-5 million adults 10 times more than those affected by Parkinson's disease. Starting with mild memory problems and ending with severe brain damage, Alzheimer's usually begins after the age of 60, ...
Study finds Seroquel effective and well tolerated
...he most common being Alzheimer's disease, vascular dementia
with Lewy bodies, that result in a loss of brain function. Symptoms of dementia
include memory loss,...
Fish oil holds promise in Alzheimer's fight
...eimer's disease after noting the low prevalence of dementia
among the elderly in India, where curry is a staple....
Protein studies may lead to new Alzheimer's test
...nosis Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease and dementia
are enormous and could have a huge impact," said Montine....
Hopeful results from interrupted Alzheimer's vaccine study
...tunities to participate in Alzheimer's disease and dementia
research at U-M. Call 734-647-7760 or email firstname.lastname@example.org . The first authors of the two papers in Neurology are neurologists who are independent of the two sponsoring companies. Gilman is first author of one paper; the other fi...
National Institute on Aging awards UCI $9 million to continue Alzheimer's disease research
...5 million Americans and is the most common form of dementia
in the United States. Marked by the accumulation of lesions in the brain, Alzheimer's is the third leading cause of death in the country, trailing cancer and coronary heart disease. "The NIA Alzheimer's Disease Centers Program is very competitive and...
Cancer survivors may be at higher risk for cognitive dysfunction
...cess. The researchers also found a doubled risk of dementia
in thesurvivor group. However, the result was not ...rchCenter to investigate the possible link between dementia
and cancer. The study does not suggest a cause for the cognitive problems incancer survivors. The re...
Alzheimer's disease linked to inflammation
A new study of dementia
in identical twins suggests that exposure toinflam...er's. "People can plan a life span that will alter dementia
risk," Gatz said."And these aren't risk factors that are unique to dementia. Many ofthese are also r...
Expert system developed to enhance diagnostic accuracy of Alzheimer's disease with FDG PET scans
... Alzheimer's, it is able to identify various other dementia
disorders (like frontal lobe dementia
or Lewy body disease) that also show typical, but different abnormalities in the FDG-PET image," he ...
U of MN researchers reverse memory loss in mice
...s predicted that when the transgene expressing the dementia
was turned off, memory loss would stop. The resul...rpassed their expectations. The mice's symptoms of dementia
were reversed--in other words, they regained memory. "Most Alzheimer's disease treatments focus on s...
Brain changes in Alzheimer's disease are more likely to present as dementia in women than in men
...s disease (AD), are more likely to be expressed as dementia
in women than in men. In the June 2005 issue of Ar...women. Alzheimer's disease is the leading cause of dementia
in older people, she noted. The researchers studied older Catholic nuns, priests, and brothers in th...
Alzheimer's disease; new approach, new possibilities?
...ys brain cells, affects between 50% and 70% of all dementia
patients and is therefore the major form of dementia. About 100,000 people suffer from this disease in Belgium. The damage caused to memory and mental functioning makes it one of today's most frightening syndromes. In particular, the first realizatio...
Smoking gun for Alzheimer's disease
...ng population. "We found that all of the brains of dementia
patients showed quinolinic acid neurotoxicity," sa...n diseases including Huntington's disease, stroke, dementia
and schizophrenia." The paper Indoleamine 2, 3 dioxygenase and quinolinic acid Immunoreactivity in A...
Alteration of brain protein regulates learning
...n Alzheimer's disease is the primary cause for the dementia
in the afflicted patients. "Our findings put ApoE receptors at the heart of the matter," said Dr. Herz. Other UT Southwestern researchers involved in the study were Dr. Uwe Beffert, postdoctoral researcher in biophysics and molecular genetics and lea...
Brain activity in youth may presage Alzheimer's pathology
...tely leads to Alzheimer's. The most common form of dementia
among older people, Alzheimer's is characterized o...emarkable correlation, said Buckner, suggests that dementia
may be a consequence of the everyday function of the brain. "It may be the normal cognitive function...
Scavenger cells could be key to treating HIV-related dementia
...ing cells that generally fight infection may cause dementia
in HIV patients, University of Florida and Univers...mmation. Nearly 15 percent of HIV patients develop dementia
as their disease progresses. But understanding the routes macrophage cells take in the brain could h...
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