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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.
UTA engineer will use deep-learning tools to pinpoint types of Alzheimer's disease-related dementias

UTA engineer will use deep-learning tools to pinpoint types of Alzheimer's disease-related dementias

Newly identified brain molecule orchestrates the immune system's responses to Alzheimer's and MS

Newly identified brain molecule orchestrates the immune system's responses to Alzheimer's and MS

Study reveals why viral infections are less frequent but more severe in individuals with Down syndrome

Study reveals why viral infections are less frequent but more severe in individuals with Down syndrome

SARS-CoV-2 causes neuronal damage and inflammation within a week of infection in rhesus macaques

SARS-CoV-2 causes neuronal damage and inflammation within a week of infection in rhesus macaques

Mouse model reveals how RNA splicing defects contribute to neurodegeneration in Alzheimer's disease

Mouse model reveals how RNA splicing defects contribute to neurodegeneration in Alzheimer's disease

Enterin and Parkinson's Virtual Biotech collaborate to study the effects of ENT-01 on PD-associated dementia

Enterin and Parkinson's Virtual Biotech collaborate to study the effects of ENT-01 on PD-associated dementia

New findings highlight the need for strategies to mitigate widening disparities in mortality rates

New findings highlight the need for strategies to mitigate widening disparities in mortality rates

Diets not linked to reduced risk of dementia, study finds

Diets not linked to reduced risk of dementia, study finds

Grants to shed light on caregiving for Alzheimer's patients in Filipino communities

Grants to shed light on caregiving for Alzheimer's patients in Filipino communities

Researchers receive $9 million grant to study how ‘jumping genes’ influence Alzheimer's disease

Researchers receive $9 million grant to study how ‘jumping genes’ influence Alzheimer's disease

Cell-free DNA circulating in the blood may signal early signs of dementia and frailty

Cell-free DNA circulating in the blood may signal early signs of dementia and frailty

Brain changes can be studied in very early stages of neurodegenerative diseases

Brain changes can be studied in very early stages of neurodegenerative diseases

The role of oxidative stress in congenital syndromes

The role of oxidative stress in congenital syndromes

Age plays a more important role than genetics in affecting gene expression profiles as we get older

Age plays a more important role than genetics in affecting gene expression profiles as we get older

New biosensing technology for detecting Alzheimer’s disease in the blood

New biosensing technology for detecting Alzheimer’s disease in the blood

The neuroprotective potential of Cannabis sativa L. against Alzheimer's disease

The neuroprotective potential of Cannabis sativa L. against Alzheimer's disease

Omega-3 levels could play a role in improving cognitive resilience in middle-aged people

Omega-3 levels could play a role in improving cognitive resilience in middle-aged people

Consuming more omega-3s associated with better brain health and cognition in middle age

Consuming more omega-3s associated with better brain health and cognition in middle age

Decline in specific protein levels linked to Alzheimer’s disease, not buildup of amyloid plaques

Decline in specific protein levels linked to Alzheimer’s disease, not buildup of amyloid plaques

Newly identified mechanism may explain why women are more vulnerable to Alzheimer's disease

Newly identified mechanism may explain why women are more vulnerable to Alzheimer's disease