Newly discovered protein shown to cause amyloid-beta plaques in Alzheimer's
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  October 10, 2018  
  Alzheimer's Disease  
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 Newly discovered protein shown to cause amyloid-beta plaques in Alzheimer'sNewly discovered protein shown to cause amyloid-beta plaques in Alzheimer's
 
Scientists have discovered that a potassium channel called KCNB1 can trigger the formation of amyloid-beta plaques seen in Alzheimer's disease.
 
   AI could be used to diagnose Alzheimer's years before symptoms appearAI could be used to diagnose Alzheimer's years before symptoms appear
 
An Artificial Intelligence (AI) algorithm has been trained to pick up early signs of cognitive decline, which could result in Alzheimer’s disease (AD).
 
   Alzheimer’s disease researchers makes significant breakthroughsAlzheimer’s disease researchers makes significant breakthroughs
 
Researchers in Sweden and United Kingdom have made a breakthrough in Alzheimer’s disease research. They could soon be on the path to develop new drugs that could fight the disease more effectively.
 
 Alzheimer’s diagnosis might become simpler with new brain imaging method
 
Alzheimer’s diagnosis might become simpler with new brain imaging methodAccurate diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease may be difficult in most patients as similar symptoms can be seen in several other disease conditions as well.
 
 
 Natural nanoscopic particles identified as possible diagnostic tool for Alzheimer's
 
Natural nanoscopic particles identified as possible diagnostic tool for Alzheimer'sExosomes are natural nanoscopic particles released by most cell types, and are currently the focus of research because they represent a possible tool for the diagnosis of Alzheimer's. These particles are not so easy to isolate, and nanotechnology may help in this process.
 
 
 Periodontal disease may be an initiator of Alzheimer's
 
Periodontal disease may be an initiator of Alzheimer'sLong-term exposure to periodontal disease bacteria causes inflammation and degeneration of brain neurons in mice that is similar to the effects of Alzheimer's disease in humans, according to a new study from researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago.
 
 
 First evaluation of benefits, harms of Alzheimer's screening for family members of older adults
 
First evaluation of benefits, harms of Alzheimer's screening for family members of older adultsWith the support of a new $3 million, five-year National Institute on Aging grant, researchers from the Regenstrief Institute and Indiana University Center for Aging Research are conducting the first evaluation of the benefits and harms of Alzheimer's disease screening for family members of older adults.
 
 
 Physical activity may have beneficial effects for people with rare Alzheimer's disease
 
Physical activity may have beneficial effects for people with rare Alzheimer's diseaseFor individuals carrying a genetic mutation that causes Alzheimer's disease, engaging in at least 2.5 hours of physical activity per week may have beneficial effects on markers of Alzheimer's disease brain changes and may delay cognitive decline, according to a new study available online by Alzheimer's & Dementia: The Journal of the Alzheimer's Association as an article in press, corrected proof.