Researchers discover new information on pathological mechanisms of Alzheimer's disease
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  November 21, 2018  
  Alzheimer's Disease  
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 Researchers discover new information on pathological mechanisms of Alzheimer's diseaseResearchers discover new information on pathological mechanisms of Alzheimer's disease
 
Researchers at the University of Helsinki have discovered a mechanism by which harmful tau protein aggregates are transmitted between neurons. Alongside amyloid plaques, tau aggregates in the brain are a significant factor in the progression of Alzheimer's disease.
 
   Stress and Alzheimer's DiseaseStress and Alzheimer's Disease
 
Stress is often a factor that contributes to or worsens many conditions ranging from psoriasis to irritable bowel syndrome, perhaps because it results in compromised immunity. Recent evidence has shown that stress may be involved in accelerating the onset of Alzheimer’s disease as well as worsening the disease course.
 
   Artificial intelligence technology improves prediction of Alzheimer’s diseaseArtificial intelligence technology improves prediction of Alzheimer’s disease
 
Researchers at the University of California in San Francisco have developed artificial intelligence (AI) technology that improves the effectiveness of brain imaging for the prediction of Alzheimer’s disease.
 
 Alzheimer's Disease and the Microbiome
 
Alzheimer's Disease and the MicrobiomeThere are more than ten times as many bacteria and other microorganisms in our bodies as there are human cells. Bacteria, viruses, fungi and other microorganisms reside within the digestive tract, primarily within the intestines, and play a fundamental role in digestive and immune health.
 
 
 DNA vaccine reduces levels of toxic proteins in Alzheimer’s model
 
DNA vaccine reduces levels of toxic proteins in Alzheimer’s modelResearchers at the University of Texas have developed a new vaccine that reduces the build-up of the toxic proteins associated with Alzheimer’s disease and proven its efficacy in an animal model. The research may pave the way for a clinical trial.
 
 
 Chapman University wins additional $2.9 million NIH grant to study Alzheimer's disease
 
Chapman University wins additional $2.9 million NIH grant to study Alzheimer's diseaseChapman University has been awarded an additional $2.9 million to study Alzheimer's disease, adding an existing $4 million in grant funding for the ongoing project. Now totaling $6.9 million awarded by The National Institutes of Health/National Institute on Aging, this grant will continue to support Professor Hillard Kaplan's work with the Tsimane people in Bolivia, as part of a larger project called The Tsimane Health and Life History Project.
 
 
 Meditation, music may change biomarkers of cellular aging and Alzheimer’s disease in older adults
 
Meditation, music may change biomarkers of cellular aging and Alzheimer’s disease in older adultsA research team led by Dr. Kim Innes, a professor in the West Virginia University School of Public Health, has found that a simple meditation or music listening program may alter certain biomarkers of cellular aging and Alzheimer's Disease in older adults who are experiencing memory loss.