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Could radiation have a role to play in the development of Alzheimer’s disease?

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Researchers from the University of Southern Denmark are concerned that exposure to radiation could increase the risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease in later life. As more and more of us are exposed to ionising radiation, such as that from different forms of medical equipment, air travel and nuclear technologies, the thought that radiation could be a factor in the disease is rather worrying ...

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How a new therapy can help Alzheimer’s patients to remember names

Alzheimer's disease

A new telemedicine speech therapy program has been developed by Northwestern University which helps people with dementia to improve their recall of words and names. For patients with Alzheimer’s disease, one of the most distressing aspects of the disease can be the inability to remember names or find the appropriate words they need in certain situations. However, this problem often goes untreated as ...

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There’s more to Alzheimer’s than memory loss

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While memory loss is one of the key indicators of Alzheimer’s disease, if a physician relies on memory loss to diagnose the disease, it may mean that they miss or disregard other forms of Alzheimer’s that don’t affect the memory in the initial stages. Alzheimer’s disease comes in several forms. Depending on the part of the brain affected, it may ...

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Why carrying a little extra fat may help protect against neurodegenerative diseases

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While we may be well aware that carrying a little extra fat may not be good for our health, we rarely hear of any positive benefits. Now researchers from University of California, Berkeley are suggesting that having a little extra padding may help to protect us from developing neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s. So far, the findings have ...

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Early detection test for Parkinson’s?

Brain Cells

Scientists from the University of Edinburgh have a made a breakthrough which could lead to the development of an early detection test for Parkinson’s disease. By developing a new method for detecting a specific molecule that’s linked to the disease from a small sample of spinal fluid, the team have moved one step closer to helping improve the diagnosis of ...

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The role of the P62 Protein in Alzheimer’s

Alzheimer's patients & carers

As more and more people are diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, it’s becoming increasingly important to find some way to cure or at least slow down its progress. Now, new findings from a study carried out at the Biodesign Neurodegenerative Disease Research Center suggests that the protein, p62, may play a critical role in the development of the disease. The p62 ...

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Why shark fin soup may soon be off the menu

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Researchers from the University of Miami have discovered a high concentration of neurotoxins that can be linked to Alzheimer’s and other neurodegenerative diseases in 10 species of shark. As a result of their findings, the team have suggested that a restriction on the consumption of shark and products made from shark fins is likely to have positive health benefits for ...

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Researchers to undertake new study to detect early signs of Alzheimer’s

Alzheimer’s

A group of researchers, led by scientists from the prestigious Oxford University, are about to undertake a new study that aims to identify novel biomarkers for the earliest stages of Alzheimer’s disease. The ‘Deep and Frequent Phenotyping Study’, which has received funds of £6.9 million from both the National Institute of Health Research and the Medical Research Council, will comprise ...

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