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Alzheimer's disease (AD) is an irreversible, progressive brain disease that slowly destroys memory and thinking skills and, eventually, the ability to carry out the simplest tasks of daily living. In most people with AD, symptoms first appear after age 60. AD is the most common cause of dementia among older people, but it is not a normal part of aging. Dementia refers to a decline in cognitive function that interferes with daily life and activities. AD starts in a region of the brain that affects recent memory, then gradually spreads to other parts of the brain. Although treatment can slow the progression of AD and help manage its symptoms in some people, currently there is no cure for this devastating disease.
Scientists aim to build computer model of complex memory formation

Scientists aim to build computer model of complex memory formation

Antidepressant improves drug delivery across the blood-brain barrier, rat study shows

Antidepressant improves drug delivery across the blood-brain barrier, rat study shows

Improvements to animal testing protocols could yield more useful clinical results

Improvements to animal testing protocols could yield more useful clinical results

Study provides preliminary evidence that Parkinson's disease may start in the gut

Study provides preliminary evidence that Parkinson's disease may start in the gut

New technique dramatically accelerates search for new cancer treatments

New technique dramatically accelerates search for new cancer treatments

Researchers discover genes linked to resilience against brain pathologies

Researchers discover genes linked to resilience against brain pathologies

Brain’s ability to rewire after injury can lead to long-term strains

Brain’s ability to rewire after injury can lead to long-term strains

Person's brain age could help identify risk of functional decline and mortality

Person's brain age could help identify risk of functional decline and mortality

Researchers identify new rare genetic variants linked to extreme longevity

Researchers identify new rare genetic variants linked to extreme longevity

Neurobiologists use skin stem cells to generate new microglia

Neurobiologists use skin stem cells to generate new microglia

Low levels of NPTX2 protein in the brain may lead to learning and memory loss in Alzheimer's disease

Low levels of NPTX2 protein in the brain may lead to learning and memory loss in Alzheimer's disease

New guidelines provide practical information on sudden unexpected death in epilepsy

New guidelines provide practical information on sudden unexpected death in epilepsy

Positive CHMP opinion recognizes efficacy of Biogen’s SPINRAZA for treatment of spinal muscular atrophy

Positive CHMP opinion recognizes efficacy of Biogen’s SPINRAZA for treatment of spinal muscular atrophy

Latest advances in antibody delivery mediated by rAAV for treatment of chronic and infectious diseases

Latest advances in antibody delivery mediated by rAAV for treatment of chronic and infectious diseases

Hockey players with multiple concussions may have other injuries in their brains, research reveals

Hockey players with multiple concussions may have other injuries in their brains, research reveals

Sugary drinks may impact memory and diet alternatives could cause dementia

Sugary drinks may impact memory and diet alternatives could cause dementia

Research shows potential way to limit damage to the brain caused by seizure disorder

Research shows potential way to limit damage to the brain caused by seizure disorder

Excess sugar in sports drinks and diet soda may damage the brain, research suggests

Excess sugar in sports drinks and diet soda may damage the brain, research suggests

Preliminary study reveals promising results of new treatment for progressive MS

Preliminary study reveals promising results of new treatment for progressive MS

Neuroscience research has rapidly grown over the years, study finds

Neuroscience research has rapidly grown over the years, study finds