Posts Tagged ‘Dementia & Alzheimer’s Studies’

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 Read More…

Can Alzheimer’s Be Stopped?

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This is the key question that the producers of NOVA will address on PBS stations this Wednesday night, April 13, at 9:00 p.m. This program acknowledges that we do not yet understand what causes this disease, or how to stop it. It reviews the leading theories about the causation of Read More…

Is Dementia on the Wane?

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In 2014, researchers at the Boston University School of Medicine reported at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference that the prevalence of dementia among certain populations was decreasing. These findings were not highlighted, in part because the research had not been published in a peer-reviewed journal. And since the specter of Read More…

Is Alzheimer’s Transmissible?

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Is it possible for Alzheimer’s to be transmitted by tissue or fluid transfers between people? Last September, John Collinge, a British professor of neurology, raised this possibility in a controversial paper published in the journal Nature.

In this paper, Collinge reported on the autopsy of four of patients who had been injected Read More…

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