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Sleep loss linked to increase in Alzheimer’s plaques

2 January, 2021 – 4:33 am |

Chronic sleep deprivation in a murine model of Alzheimer’s disease causes Alzheimer’s brain plaques appear earlier and more often, researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis report online this week in Science Express. They also found that orexin, a protein that helps regulate the sleep cycle seems to be directly involved in […]

Scientists to test gammaglobulin treatment for Alzheimer’s disease

30 December, 2020 – 4:32 am |

Researchers at the Memory and Cognition Center University Hospitals Case Medical Center will begin testing an interesting new approach to slow the progression of Alzheimer’s disease (AD) with intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIG), also known as gamma globulin. IVIG is used traditionally to treat primary immunodeficiency disorders, but is not currently approved for the treatment of AD, […]

Titanium Dioxide Nanoparticles Catalyze Brain Tumor Death

26 December, 2020 – 4:32 am |

U.S. scientists Department of Energy (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory and the University of Chicago Medical Center’s Brain Tumor Center have developed a way to target cancer cells of the brain using inorganic titanium dioxide nanoparticles bonded to antibodies. Thousands of people die from malignant brain tumors each year, and the tumors are resistant to conventional […]

Historic gene therapy trial to treat Alzheimer’s disease underway at Georgetown

21 November, 2020 – 4:32 am |

Researchers in the Program Memory Disorders at Georgetown University Medical Center are recruiting volunteers for a national study of gene therapy – the first study of its kind for the treatment of patients with Alzheimer’s dementia. The Phase II study examining the safety and potential benefits of CERE-110. CERE-110 contains a gene and injected during […]

Stress Killing you

11 July, 2020 – 4:32 pm |

Last month, analysts revealed that schizophrenics were much more likely to have once been put through influenza in the womb than healthy people. Other common experiences can also drive away our wits, long after we are out of nappies. In truth, the classic Yankee approach to life teems with risk factors for psychological sickness, asserts […]

Early signs of Glaucoma found in the Brain

23 March, 2019 – 4:32 am |

Researchers at the Vanderbilt Eye Institute are now one step closer to deciphering the leading cause of blindness in the United States – glaucoma. In a recent study, David Calkins, Ph.D., research director of the VEI, found the first sign of glaucoma damage actually occurs in the brain. Glaucoma is usually considered a disease of […]