Scientists identify critical player in Alzheimer's disease pathogenesis
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  November 20, 2017  
  Alzheimer's Disease  
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 Scientists identify critical player in Alzheimer's disease pathogenesisScientists identify critical player in Alzheimer's disease pathogenesis
 
Scientists at Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute have shown that a protein called membralin is critical for keeping Alzheimer's disease pathology in check.
 
 
 OSA may put elderly people at increased risk of developing Alzheimer's diseaseOSA may put elderly people at increased risk of developing Alzheimer's disease
 
Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) may put elderly people at greater risk of developing Alzheimer's disease (AD), according to new research published online in the American Thoracic Society's American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine.
 
   New biomarker could lead to early detection of Alzheimer's diseaseNew biomarker could lead to early detection of Alzheimer's disease
 
Researchers at Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute have identified a peptide that could lead to the early detection of Alzheimer's disease (AD).
 
   Brain astrocytes could play key role in pathogenesis of Alzheimer's diseaseBrain astrocytes could play key role in pathogenesis of Alzheimer's disease
 
Astrocytes, the supporting cells of the brain, could play a significant role in the pathogenesis of Alzheimer's disease (AD), according to a new study from the University of Eastern Finland. This is the first time researchers discovered a direct association between astrocytes and AD. Published in Stem Cell Reports, the study investigated the brain cell function of familial AD patients by using stem cell technologies.
 
   Benzodiazepines linked to increased risk of death among Alzheimer’s disease patientsBenzodiazepines linked to increased risk of death among Alzheimer’s disease patients
 
Benzodiazepine and related drug use is associated with a 40 per cent increase in mortality among persons with Alzheimer's disease, according to a new study from the University of Eastern Finland. The findings were published in the International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry.
 
 Research suggests link between heart function and brain region critical for memory processing
 
Research suggests link between heart function and brain region critical for memory processingResearch by a team of Vanderbilt University Medical Center scientists suggests that older people whose hearts pump less blood have blood flow reductions in the temporal lobe regions of the brain, where Alzheimer's pathology first begins.
 
 
 Researchers uncover mechanism that contributes to patterns of degeneration in AD
 
Researchers uncover mechanism that contributes to patterns of degeneration in ADAlzheimer's disease (AD) is known to cause memory loss and cognitive decline, but other functions of the brain can remain intact.
 
 
 Scientists develop novel mouse model to capture pathology of sporadic ALS and FTD
 
Scientists develop novel mouse model to capture pathology of sporadic ALS and FTDNeurodegenerative diseases are incurable and debilitating conditions that result in progressive degeneration and death of nerve cells, which leads to problems with movement or mental functioning. Examples include Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and frontotemporal dementia (FTD).
 
 
 Nanowires could be potential drug delivery tools for neurodegenerative diseases
 
Nanowires could be potential drug delivery tools for neurodegenerative diseasesMillions of Americans suffer from neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's. Researchers have identified promising new treatments, such as cerebrolysin, but current clinical approaches are ineffective because critical concentrations of the drug dissipate within the body before reaching the blood-brain barrier and central nervous system.
 
 
 Computerized speed of processing training results in decreased risk of dementia
 
Computerized speed of processing training results in decreased risk of dementiaComputerized brain-training is now the first intervention of any kind to reduce the risk of dementia among older adults.
 
 
 Experts identify mental exercise program that can reduce risk of dementia
 
Experts identify mental exercise program that can reduce risk of dementiaAging research specialists have identified, for the first time, a form of mental exercise that can reduce the risk of dementia.