Researchers produce images that predate formation of beta-amyloid plaques in Alzheimer’s disease
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  March 15, 2017  
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 Researchers produce images that predate formation of beta-amyloid plaques in Alzheimer’s diseaseResearchers produce images that predate formation of beta-amyloid plaques in Alzheimer’s disease
 
Researchers at Lund University in Sweden have used the MAX IV synchrotron in Lund - the strongest of its kind in the world - to produce images that predate the formation of toxic clumps of beta-amyloid, the protein believed to be at the root of Alzheimer's disease.
 
 
 Researchers uncover mechanism that may help prevent or treat Alzheimer's diseaseResearchers uncover mechanism that may help prevent or treat Alzheimer's disease
 
Researchers have uncovered a mechanism that helps block the accumulation of proteins involved in Alzheimer's disease. Tapping into this natural process may therefore help prevent or treat the condition.
 
   New report highlights increasing cost of caring for people with Alzheimer's and dementiaNew report highlights increasing cost of caring for people with Alzheimer's and dementia
 
The national cost of caring for those with Alzheimer's and dementia is estimated to be $259 billion this year, according to a new report from the Alzheimer's Association.
 
 Rutgers study discovers that chemical used to detect amyloid plaques increases roundworm lifespan
 
Rutgers study discovers that chemical used to detect amyloid plaques increases roundworm lifespanWhile many anti-aging drugs don't live up to their claim, a tightly replicated study by Rutgers and a group of researchers from around the country discovered that a chemical used to detect amyloid plaques found in the brains of those with Alzheimer's extended the lifespan of thousands of roundworms similar in molecular form, function and genetics to humans.
 
 
 New clinical study to test promising diabetes drug in people with MND
 
New clinical study to test promising diabetes drug in people with MNDA diabetes drug could one day be used to treat neurodegenerative diseases like Motor Neurone Disease (MND), Alzheimer's and Parkinson's.