Skin cells from frontotemporal dementia patients may reveal disease mechanisms and biomarkers for drug research

Skin cells from frontotemporal dementia patients may reveal disease mechanisms and biomarkers for drug research

by University of Eastern FinlandFibroblasts of C9-HRE carriers show unaltered C9orf72 levels, express RNA foci, but do not display DPR proteins. a TaqMan assay from fibroblast RNA for C9orf72 all

Skin cells from frontotemporal dementia patients may reveal disease mechanisms and biomarkers for drug research

by University of Eastern FinlandFibroblasts of C9-HRE carriers show unaltered C9orf72 levels, express RNA foci, but do not display DPR proteins. a TaqMan assay from fibroblast RNA for C9orf72 all
New target for drug intervention in Alzheimer's disease identified

New target for drug intervention in Alzheimer's disease identified

by University of Alabama at BirminghamInhibiting an enzyme called LIMK1 seems to improve the length and density of dendritic spines, shown here in green. Healthy dendritic spines are thought to h

New target for drug intervention in Alzheimer's disease identified

by University of Alabama at BirminghamInhibiting an enzyme called LIMK1 seems to improve the length and density of dendritic spines, shown here in green. Healthy dendritic spines are thought to h
What multilingual nuns can tell us about dementia

What multilingual nuns can tell us about dementia

by University of WaterlooCredit: CC0 Public DomainA strong ability in languages may help reduce the risk of developing dementia, says a new University of Waterloo study.The research, led by Suzan

What multilingual nuns can tell us about dementia

by University of WaterlooCredit: CC0 Public DomainA strong ability in languages may help reduce the risk of developing dementia, says a new University of Waterloo study.The research, led by Suzan
Multi-country dementia study shows women's greater risk may be linked to disadvantage

Multi-country dementia study shows women's greater risk may be linked to disadvantage

by George Institute for Global HealthCredit: Pixabay/CC0 Public DomainA large international study of dementia risk involving almost 30,000 people from 18 countries covering all six continents sug

Multi-country dementia study shows women's greater risk may be linked to disadvantage

by George Institute for Global HealthCredit: Pixabay/CC0 Public DomainA large international study of dementia risk involving almost 30,000 people from 18 countries covering all six continents sug
Discovery of new role for brain's immune cells could have Alzheimer's implications

Discovery of new role for brain's immune cells could have Alzheimer's implications

by Josh Barney,University of Virginia“Precise blood vessel function is critical to accommodate the extreme energy demands of the brain for normal brain function,” said Ukpong B. Eyo, a top exper

Discovery of new role for brain's immune cells could have Alzheimer's implications

by Josh Barney,University of Virginia“Precise blood vessel function is critical to accommodate the extreme energy demands of the brain for normal brain function,” said Ukpong B. Eyo, a top exper
Polygenic risk score improves psychosis risk prediction

Polygenic risk score improves psychosis risk prediction

by University of North Carolina Health CareDiana O. Perkins, MD, MPH, is lead author of the study. Credit: UNC School of MedicineA new study led by researchers at the University of North Carolina

Polygenic risk score improves psychosis risk prediction

by University of North Carolina Health CareDiana O. Perkins, MD, MPH, is lead author of the study. Credit: UNC School of MedicineA new study led by researchers at the University of North Carolina
Metformin treatment linked to slowed cognitive decline

Metformin treatment linked to slowed cognitive decline

by Garvan Institute of Medical ResearchCredit: CC0 Public DomainMetformin is the first-line treatment for most cases of type 2 diabetes and one of the most commonly prescribed medications worldwi

Metformin treatment linked to slowed cognitive decline

by Garvan Institute of Medical ResearchCredit: CC0 Public DomainMetformin is the first-line treatment for most cases of type 2 diabetes and one of the most commonly prescribed medications worldwi
Metformin may lower dementia risk in black patients with T2DM

Metformin may lower dementia risk in black patients with T2DM

(HealthDay)—Metformin use is associated with a substantially lower risk for dementia among younger African-American patients with diabetes compared with sulfonylurea initiation, according to a study p

Metformin may lower dementia risk in black patients with T2DM

(HealthDay)—Metformin use is associated with a substantially lower risk for dementia among younger African-American patients with diabetes compared with sulfonylurea initiation, according to a study p
Improving air quality reduces dementia risk, multiple studies suggest

Improving air quality reduces dementia risk, multiple studies suggest

by Alzheimer's AssociationCredit: CC0 Public DomainImproving air quality may improve cognitive function and reduce dementia risk, according to several studies reported today at the Alzheimer's

Improving air quality reduces dementia risk, multiple studies suggest

by Alzheimer's AssociationCredit: CC0 Public DomainImproving air quality may improve cognitive function and reduce dementia risk, according to several studies reported today at the Alzheimer's
Discovery of T cells' role in Alzheimer's, related diseases, suggests new treatment strategy

Discovery of T cells' role in Alzheimer's, related diseases, suggests new treatment strategy

by Washington University School of MedicineCredit: Pixabay/CC0 Public DomainNearly two dozen experimental therapies targeting the immune system are in clinical trials for Alzheimer's disease,

Discovery of T cells' role in Alzheimer's, related diseases, suggests new treatment strategy

by Washington University School of MedicineCredit: Pixabay/CC0 Public DomainNearly two dozen experimental therapies targeting the immune system are in clinical trials for Alzheimer's disease,