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Microbes : A long ignored field in Alzheimer's Research

Following points highlights dire need to study molecular basis of microbial role in Alzheimer pathogenesis.

  • Enough evidence in role of microbes in dementia and building up of amyloid plaques.
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Device Developed to help fight Alzheimer's

Every day it seems a new advancement arrives in the battle against Alzheimer’s. Time is of the essence, with every passing year many lives are laid waste to this disease. 296 more words


Sleep and Alzheimer's Prevention

Sleep well. That’s something I often say to my children and grandchildren when speaking with them in the evening. Studies show how important sleep is for us in so many ways. 226 more words

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DNA Repair Protein BRCA1 Implicated in Cognitive Function and Dementia

Wow! The BRCA1 gene, mutations in which lead to breast cancer, has now been implicated in cognitive functioning, dementia and the development of Alzheimer’s disease! 289 more words


"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

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