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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.
Updates on  stem cell therapeutics and regenerative medicine

Updates on stem cell therapeutics and regenerative medicine

Research could help identify disturbances in the body's copper metabolism

Research could help identify disturbances in the body's copper metabolism

Genes associated with dementia doubles the risk of developing severe COVID-19

Genes associated with dementia doubles the risk of developing severe COVID-19

New design strategy marks a potential advance in the fight against Alzheimer's disease

New design strategy marks a potential advance in the fight against Alzheimer's disease

Inherited genetic variations can alter progression of melanoma, indicates study

Inherited genetic variations can alter progression of melanoma, indicates study

Exercise boosts blood flow into brain regions associated with memory

Exercise boosts blood flow into brain regions associated with memory

MU researchers examine how menopause can impact cognitive function

MU researchers examine how menopause can impact cognitive function

Researchers explore how a small change in protein shape causes long-term consequences

Researchers explore how a small change in protein shape causes long-term consequences

A new treatment option for activating cellular defenses against neurodegenerative disease

A new treatment option for activating cellular defenses against neurodegenerative disease

AI helps unravel mysteries of sleep health

AI helps unravel mysteries of sleep health

Cancer biologists identify important drivers of tumor resistance

Cancer biologists identify important drivers of tumor resistance

Neuroscientists discover anti-aging molecule that repairs age-related DNA damage

Neuroscientists discover anti-aging molecule that repairs age-related DNA damage

New imaging device can help detect early biomarker of Alzheimer’s disease

New imaging device can help detect early biomarker of Alzheimer’s disease

Study explores whether senicapoc drug can mitigate lung damage in COVID-19 patients

Study explores whether senicapoc drug can mitigate lung damage in COVID-19 patients

Abnormal calcium levels in mitochondria may cause neuronal cell death in Alzheimer's disease

Abnormal calcium levels in mitochondria may cause neuronal cell death in Alzheimer's disease

Repetitive head impacts for NFL players lead to increased risk of premature death

Repetitive head impacts for NFL players lead to increased risk of premature death

New technology enables simultaneous imaging of multiple proteins

New technology enables simultaneous imaging of multiple proteins

Simple molecular reagents to fight against neurodegenerative disorders

Simple molecular reagents to fight against neurodegenerative disorders

Protein shredder in brain cells indirectly regulates fat metabolism

Protein shredder in brain cells indirectly regulates fat metabolism

Study shows how long-term use of acid suppressants could increase risk of dementia

Study shows how long-term use of acid suppressants could increase risk of dementia