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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.
Stanford researchers discover a sustainable way to produce cancer-fighting compound in the lab

Stanford researchers discover a sustainable way to produce cancer-fighting compound in the lab

Eligibility criteria lack clarity, justification for excluding people with disabilities from clinical trials

Eligibility criteria lack clarity, justification for excluding people with disabilities from clinical trials

Study: Fewer Black, Hispanic and Asian patients qualify for treatments that slow Alzheimer's progression

Study: Fewer Black, Hispanic and Asian patients qualify for treatments that slow Alzheimer's progression

New algorithm may help predict the risk of Alzheimer's dementia

New algorithm may help predict the risk of Alzheimer's dementia

Alzheimer’s researchers highlight the need for inclusive clinical trials

Alzheimer’s researchers highlight the need for inclusive clinical trials

Brain stimulation combined with nasal spray containing nanoparticles can improve stroke recovery

Brain stimulation combined with nasal spray containing nanoparticles can improve stroke recovery

Study explores the role of air pollution on the trajectory of stroke

Study explores the role of air pollution on the trajectory of stroke

Bariatric surgery recipients may have an elevated risk of epilepsy, study finds

Bariatric surgery recipients may have an elevated risk of epilepsy, study finds

High blood pressure causes faster cognitive decline, new study finds

High blood pressure causes faster cognitive decline, new study finds

Cycles of fasting-mimicking diet appear to reduce signs of Alzheimer’s in mice

Cycles of fasting-mimicking diet appear to reduce signs of Alzheimer’s in mice

Scientists find new piece of the puzzle in understanding how the brains of Alzheimer's patients work

Scientists find new piece of the puzzle in understanding how the brains of Alzheimer's patients work

UW joins the Alliance for Therapies in Neuroscience to transform the fight against neurological diseases

UW joins the Alliance for Therapies in Neuroscience to transform the fight against neurological diseases

Designing a new treatment to treat migraine effectively

Designing a new treatment to treat migraine effectively

Blueberries, a tasty intervention against age-related cognitive decline

Blueberries, a tasty intervention against age-related cognitive decline

Study identifies a potential non-invasive therapy that could check the progress of Alzheimer's disease

Study identifies a potential non-invasive therapy that could check the progress of Alzheimer's disease

Study shows 72% increase in new diagnoses of type 1 diabetes in young COVID-19 patients

Study shows 72% increase in new diagnoses of type 1 diabetes in young COVID-19 patients

Study reveals the long-term neurologic consequences of COVID-19

Study reveals the long-term neurologic consequences of COVID-19

Salk scientists launch a new Center for Multiomic Human Brain Cell Atlas with $126 million NIH grant

Salk scientists launch a new Center for Multiomic Human Brain Cell Atlas with $126 million NIH grant

Mount Sinai researchers use unbiased AI-based method to study the causes of cognitive impairment

Mount Sinai researchers use unbiased AI-based method to study the causes of cognitive impairment

Mutation in newly discovered small protein linked to increase in Alzheimer's disease risk

Mutation in newly discovered small protein linked to increase in Alzheimer's disease risk