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The Year Ahead for Research

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The start of the neScreen Shot 2017-01-08 at 10.00.54 PMw year is a good time to take stock of treatment advances for preventing, delaying the onset, or slowing the progression of Alzheimer’s disease. There is no Read More…

Disappointment and Confusion Follow News of Tau Drug Failure

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At this year’s International Alzheimer’s Conference, the results of the Phase 3 clinical drug trial for LMTM, a drug targeting the build up of Tau protein, were announced. These results have been eagerly awaited, as LMTM is the first drug targeting Tau protein to reach advanced clinical testing. Alzheimer’s is Read More…

A Disappointing Alzheimer’s Association International Conference

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The 2016 Alzheimer’s Association International Conference has just ended, with few encouraging developments. Here are the highlights:

A decline in one’s sense of smell may herald the onset of Alzheimer’s
A thinning of the retina may be an early indicator of Alzheimer’s
A change in personality or behavior may accompany the onset of Read More…

Take a Deep Breath…

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Marijuana_jointFor several years there have been studies suggesting that the active compound in marijuana, known as THC, reduces the production of amyloid proteins (A Beta) in the brain. Since the accumulation of A Beta is Read More…

A New Theory of Alzheimer’s Disease

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Salmonella bacteria, represented by the red spots, entrapped in a cage of proteins called beta amyloid, represented in green. Credit Robert Moir and Rudolph Tanzi/Massachussets General Hospital and Harvard Medical School

The hypothesis is at odds with the prevailing Read More…

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