Clues to Alzheimer’s Found in Babies’ Brains


People who are genetically predisposed to Alzheimer’s disease may have differences in their brains that can be detected as early as infancy, a new study suggests. Researchers scanned the brains of 162 healthy babies, including 60 who had inherited a gene called APOE-e4, which increases the risk of developing Alzheimer’s after age 65. Compared More...

November 27th, 2013
November 11th, 2013

New hope in Alzheimer’s treatment

DRUGS for the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease before it even develops are being tested on patients for the first time. Scientists are conducting a clinical trial into two new medications to see whether giving More...

November 10th, 2013

Alzheimer’s cure is close: Experts hail new drug breakthrough

A CURE for Alzheimer’s is moving closer with trials of breakthrough drugs that could halt the crippling effects of the disease. A research team in Switzerland has discovered how potent new compounds work More...

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November 10th, 2013

Alzheimer’s link to copper-rich food

A DIET packed with copper-rich foods – from red meat to shellfish – could trigger Alzheimer’s, warn scientists. New research reveals the metal appears to be a key factor in the onset and development of dementia. It More...

November 10th, 2013

Experts discover 11 new ‘risk genes’ for Alzheimer’s Disease

A landmark study, the largest of its kind, has identified 11 new risk genes linked to the deadly brain disease. A number of these genes impact on the immune system, which researchers now know plays a crucial role More...

November 10th, 2013

The 10 warning signs of Alzheimer’s

More than 5 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s today, with another person developing the disease every 68 seconds. By 2050, the number of people living with Alzheimer’s disease is expected More...

November 10th, 2013

Alzheimer’s risk before symptoms: Do you want to know?

Anne Kolesar thought she had packed well for her biking trip last month in Pennsylvania’s “Grand Canyon,” with clothes for cold weather and snacks. But after driving about a hundred miles, she More...

November 4th, 2013

Alzheimer’s discovery could provide major breakthrough in fighting the disease

Experts believe the international report will significantly advance scientists’ knowledge of Alzheimer’s by throwing open new research avenues. Scientists have uncovered 11 new genes which are linked to Alzheimer’s More...

October 30th, 2013

Alzheimer’s to be treated by replacing faulty genes, expert predicts after discovery of 11 key genes that raise risk

People could be given cutting-edge nasal spray packed with healthy genes Researchers identified 11 key genes that raise the risk of Alzheimer’s Number of dementia sufferers expected to double as population More...

October 2nd, 2013

Major mid-life stress may raise Alzheimer’s risk

  Going through a major life crisis can have long-term consequences on your mental and physical health according to a new study, which found a link between major life stressors, like divorce, and developing More...