Archive for the ‘Research Developments’ Category

No News Is Bad News

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It appears that that the search for a cure for Alzheimer’s has stalled. Each summer the Alzheimer’s Association holds an international summit where researchers report on advances in the understanding of Alzheimer’s disease. This year, the gathering was notable for its lack of new information.

The paper that received the Read More…

A Call for Volunteers

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The discouraging truth is that there is no cure for Alzheimer’s in sight. Drugs that have shown some promise, and theories about the influence of exercise, sleep, and diet on disease progression await further research. While there are many reasons why progress has been slow, one factor is the difficulty Read More…

What are Biomarkers?

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Creative Commons Photo Credit: Libertas AcademicaMillions of dollars are being spent on research efforts to find a treatment for Alzheimer’s disease.  These efforts are hampered by the inability to definitively identify who has early stage Alzheimer’s disease, or who might be Read More…

What is a Clinical Trial, Anyway?

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The press reports the results of clinical trials, but the reports rarely explain what is involved in conducting a clinical trial.  Clinical trials test drugs on human subjects to determine if they are safe for humans to take, and whether they are effective in slowing, preventing or reversing the course of a disease.  Read More…

Can Air Pollution Cause Alzheimer’s?

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2042739856_9994dd9138_mA new study has reported a correlation between living in polluted air and the likelihood of developing Alzheimer’s. The study data showed that older women who lived in areas where the air quality exceeded EPA limits for small particulate were twice as Read More…

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