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  • Delayed word processing could predict patients' potential to develop Alzheimer's disease October 20, 2017
    A delayed neurological response to processing the written word could be an indicator that a patient with mild memory problems is at an increased risk of developing Alzheimer's disease, research has discovered.
  • One step closer toward a treatment for Alzheimer's disease? October 18, 2017
    Scientists have characterized a new class of drugs as potential therapeutics for Alzheimer's disease and discovered a piece in the puzzle of how they would work.
  • High blood pressure linked to common heart valve disorder October 17, 2017
    For the first time, a strong link has been established between high blood pressure and the most common heart valve disorder in high-income countries.
  • New imaging approach maps whole-brain changes from Alzheimer's disease in mice October 17, 2017
    A new imaging system that offers a better way to monitor the brain changes indicative of Alzheimer's in mouse models of the disease could help speed new drug development.
  • No evidence that widely marketed technique to treat leaky bladder/prolapse works October 16, 2017
    There is no scientific evidence that a workout widely marketed to manage the symptoms of a leaky bladder and/or womb prolapse actually works, conclude experts.
  • Mechanism explains how seizures may lead to memory loss October 16, 2017
    A team of researchers reveals a mechanism that can explain how even relatively infrequent seizures can lead to long-lasting cognitive deficits in animal models.
  • Childhood poverty, poor support may drive up pregnant woman's biological age October 16, 2017
    Pregnant women who had low socioeconomic status during childhood and who have poor family social support appear to prematurely age on a cellular level, potentially raising the risk for complications, a new study has found.
  • Worms reveal secrets of aging October 13, 2017
    Investigators have identified a new molecular pathway that controls lifespan and healthspan in worms and mammals. Researchers have shown that worms with excess levels of certain proteins lived longer and healthier than normal worms. In addition, mice with excess levels of these proteins demonstrated a delay in blood vessel dysfunction associated with aging. The study […]
  • New mechanism detected in Alzheimer's disease October 13, 2017
    Researchers have discovered a cellular mechanism that may contribute to the breakdown of communication between neurons in Alzheimer's disease. In the brain tissue of Alzheimer's patients, the RNAs that encode synaptic proteins are degraded more rapidly than in healthy brain cells, the researchers found. Their findings indicate that inadequate levels of a protein known as […]
  • Experimental 'nano-chemo' particle to treat bladder cancer October 12, 2017
    Working with mice and rats, researchers have developed a way to successfully deliver nano-sized, platinum-based chemotherapy drugs to treat a form of bladder cancer called nonmuscle-invasive that is found in the lining of the organ and has not invaded deeper into bladder tissue. The tiny drug-infused particles, they say, potentially offer a less toxic clinical […]