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"Are Prions behind All Neurodegenerative Diseases?" WOW! The answer seems to be YES!

Prions are known to cause Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (the human version of mad cow disease) and kuru (in Papua, New Guinea), and have been implicated in Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, Huntinton’s disease, and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). 845 more words


Beta-amyloid blocks deepest stages of sleep which results in memory decline

University of California – Berkeley says that sleep may be a missing piece of the Alzheimer’s puzzle. The toxic protein that is the hallmark of Alzheimer’s disease blocks the deepest stages of sleep, resulting in memory decline, according to new research. 502 more words

Alzheimer's Disease

New drug in clinical trials reduces senile plaque that is formed from beta-amyloid

Lancaster University says that a new drug that may help to prevent the early stages of Alzheimer’s disease is to enter clinical trials. The number of people with dementia is steadily increasing. 67 more words


My brain feels sticky, I must need more sleep

I meant to write this yesterday, but I was taking a slug day.  I just visited with friends and Leif and the spud on the phone after school.  291 more words

The (re) Education Of Ms Janie Jones

UCLA Study: Simple Blood Test Could Be Developed To Diagnose Alzheimer's

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — A study has found the first evidence suggesting that a simple blood test could be used to diagnose a patient with Alzheimer’s disease, UCLA researchers reported Thursday. 318 more words


Detecting Alzheimer's Disease Early

A new, noninvasive eye test could someday lead to the detection of Alzheimer’s disease in its earliest stages. The test may allow patients to start treatment earlier, and it could also hasten the development of new Alzheimer’s drugs. 730 more words


Extra copy of miRNA-155 may be key to elevated beta-amyloid protein in brain of individuals with Down syndrome

From Sanford-Burnham Beaker:

Why people with Down syndrome invariably develop Alzheimer’s disease

by Susan Gammon, Ph.D. on October 23, 2014 at 12:32 pm

Amyloid plaques are found in the brains of people with Down syndrome and Alzheimer’s disease.

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