Posts Tagged ‘Dementia & Alzheimer’s Studies’

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…

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…

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…

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