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‘Failures aren’t for lack of trying’: The quest to find a drug for Alzheimer’s

In February, pharmaceutical companies Roche and Eli Lilly announced that two experimental drugs they had developed for Alzheimer’s disease had ...
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Could blood from babies’ umbilical cords rejuvenate our grandparents’ brains?

Protein in umbilical cord blood rejuvenates cells in the brain’s memory center, improving learning and memory in aging mice. Could ...
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Experimental blood tests for Alzheimer’s could boost research, treatment of the disease

Narrowing in on diagnostic biomarkers could make an illusive disease easier to catch early ...
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How animal memories can be harnessed in the quest to treat Alzheimer’s

Alzheimer's trials are notoriously disappointing. The discovery that rats have episodic memory means researchers can test drugs before they move ...
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Alzheimer’s disease and drowsiness: Link could help us determine where the disease first attacks the brain

Alzheimer’s disease destroys command centers in the brain that keep people awake. That finding could explain why the disease often ...
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Is this the Alzheimer’s blood test we’ve been looking for?

Researchers say they can accurately identify people on track to develop Alzheimer's disease before symptoms appear, which could help the ...
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We may soon have a routine blood test for Alzheimer’s risk

Scientists are closing in on a long-sought goal — a blood test to screen people for possible signs of Alzheimer’s ...
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Alzheimer’s trial seeks to harness the body’s immune system

Scientists in academic and corporate labs are already pursuing a host of new approaches that they hope will offer pathways ...
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Video: Alzheimer’s and the disappointing history of amyloid research

The idea that sticky brain plaques cause Alzheimer’s disease began as an interesting hypothesis and eventually became drug industry dogma. Now, ...
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After another promising Alzheimer’s drug trial fails, we have to ask: Are we on the right path to a cure?

As trial after trial of beta-amyloid drugs fail, there's a possibility that Alzheimer's researchers have the wrong target ...
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Viewpoint: Targeting amyloid deposits isn’t working. It’s time for a new approach for Alzheimer’s treatments

If insanity is doing the same thing over and over again but expecting different results, then the last decade or ...
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The MIND diet: Can you eat your way to a healthier brain?

Every 65 seconds, someone in the United States develops Alzheimer’s. So in the time it takes you to read this ...
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Patients react after failure of promising Alzheimer drug trial: ‘Like the rug was pulled out from under us’

When Biogen and its partner Eisai announced that they were stopping two phase 3 trials of the Alzheimer’s treatment aducanumab because the ...
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Is there such a thing as an anti-Alzheimer’s diet?

By 2050, an estimated 15 million people in America will have Alzheimer’s—the equivalent of the combined populations of New York ...
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Viewpoint: To cure Alzheimer’s we need to think big—like the Manhattan Project

Figuring out the pieces to the Alzheimer’s puzzle ...
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‘Unsettling’ news: Alzheimer’s could be transmissible

[A] new paper appeared in Nature that seemed to take the evidence for the transmissibility of Alzheimer’s peptides from “circumstantial” to ...
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Viewpoint: We need to get better at diagnosing Alzheimer’s if we hope to improve treatments

Alzheimer's disease is the sixth leading cause of death in the U.S., and unlike with cancer and heart disease, we ...
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Things to consider before taking a genetic test for Alzheimer’s risk

Genetic testing is available to people who want to know if they carry a variant of a gene that confers ...
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Predicting Alzheimer’s: 31-gene test may offer strongest risk assessment

The APOE4 e4 gene has long been associated with an elevated risk for alzheimer's. But a new test panel involving ...
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Are we ready, without professional help, to decide what to do when our genes tell us we have a potential disorder?

The FDA's decision to allow 23andMe to offer consumers disease screening has triggered a debate over whether the public is ...
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Controversial recommendation: American College of Medical Geneticists warns against Alzheimer gene tests

Citing inconclusive results and lack of medical treatments, the national authority on genetic testing recommends against not to test for ...