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Population of Americans with Alzheimer’s Will More Than Double by 2060, UCLA Study Shows

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About 15 million Americans will have either Alzheimer’s dementia or mild cognitive impairment by 2060, up from approximately 6.08 million this year. The findings highlight the need to develop preventive measures that could slow the progression of the disease in at risk for Alzheimer’s dementia.

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Video Game, Neu, Behaviour, University of Montreal, Canada, Super Mario 64, Alzheimber's Disease, cognitive health

Some Video Games Are Good for Older Adults' Brains

Summary: Playing 3D-platform video games on a regular basis may improve cognitive functions in seniors and increase grey matter in a brain structure called the hippocampus, a Canadian study suggests

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Alzheimer's Disease, alzheimer disease, APOE, Amyloid Beta

Alzheimer’s Damage in Mice Reduced with Compound That Targets APOE Gene

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People who carry the APOE4 genetic variant face a substantial risk for developing Alzheimer’s disease. Now, researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have identified a compound that targets the APOE protein in the brains of mice and protects against damage induced by the Alzheimer’s protein amyloid beta. The findings suggest that APOE could potentially be a target for treatment or prevention.

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Alzheimer's Disease, experimental drug, anle138b, Ratnesh Lal, Uc San Diego, UC San Diego Jacobs School of Engineering, Amyloid

Experimental Drug Blocks Toxic Ion Flow Linked to Alzheimer’s Disease

A new small-molecule drug can restore brain function and memory in a mouse model of Alzheimer’s disease. The molecule, called anle138b, works by stopping toxic ion flow in the brain that is known to trigger nerve cell death. Scientists envision that this drug could be used to treat Alzheimer’s and other neurodegenerative diseases such as Parkinson’s and ALS.

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New Alzheimer's Animal Model More Closely Mimics Human Disease

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Making an AD mouse model that incorporates both Aβ and tau pathologies in a more AD-relevant context has been greatly sought after but difficult to accomplish. This study is a big step for AD research, which will allow testing of new therapies in a more realistic context.

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Breakthrough Prize, ALS, Huntington's Disease, Life Science, Alzheimer's Disease, Cancer

Ludwig Cancer Research Scientist Don Cleveland Wins Breakthrough Award

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Ludwig Cancer Research extends its warmest congratulations to Don Cleveland, who has been a Member of the Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research since 1995 and today was awarded the prestigious Breakthrough Prize.

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Lasers Could Lead to Better Understanding of Neurodegenerative Conditions Like Alzheimer’s

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Researchers will be using powerful lasers to look into the brains of animals to watch neurons firing as a way study the progression of neurodegenerative diseases.

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Memory, Exercise, Fitness

Workouts to Remember: New Research Suggests High-Intensity Exercise Boosts Memory

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The health advantages of high-intensity exercise are widely known but new research from McMaster University points to another major benefit: better memory. The findings could have implications for an aging population which is grappling with the growing problem of catastrophic diseases such as dementia and Alzheimer’s.

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Alzheimer’s Awareness Month: As Numbers Diagnosed Grow, So Does Promising Research

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Researchers at Fresno State and CSU Fullerton are among those studying better ways to prevent the most common form of dementia.

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To Forget or to Remember? Memory Depends on Subtle Brain Signals, Scientists Find

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Understanding how brains actively erase memories may open new understanding of memory loss and aging, and open the possibility of new treatments for neurodegenerative disease.







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