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Alzheimer's Research News
June 28, 2022

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Flu Vaccination Linked to 40% Reduced Risk of Alzheimer's Disease

People who received at least one influenza vaccine were 40% less likely than their non-vaccinated peers to develop Alzheimer's disease over the course of four years, according to a new ...

Improved Protein Function Opens Way for New Drug Development Concept

Researchers describe how they have improved the ability of a protein to repair oxidative DNA damage and created a new protein function. Their innovative technique can lead to improved drugs for ...

Newly Discovered Brain Cell Sheds Light on the Formation of Memories

The study reports a novel neuron type in the hippocampus, defines its functional role in the brain, discloses its connectivity with other nerve cells and brain areas and progresses the understanding ...

Researchers Discover the Mechanism Responsible for Information Transfer Between Different Regions of the Brain

It is currently known that brain waves express synchronized activity of tens of thousands of nerve cells (neurons), so a normal increase in wave ...
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Sight Problems May Increase Dementia Risk in Older Adults

Older adults with untreated sight conditions may be at increased risk of dementia, according to a new systematic review and meta-analysis of 16 studies involving 76,373 ...

Novel Membraneless Organelle Could Play a Role in Alzheimer's Treatment

Neuroscientists have discovered a novel organelle -- a previously unknown cell structure whose function it is to help clean up faulty proteins in times of stress and keep cells functioning in top ...

Investigators Discover a 'Double Life' for a Key Parkinson's Disease Protein

One of the hallmarks of Parkinson's disease (PD) is the accumulation in the brain of a protein known as alpha-synuclein. A new study shines new light on the role of alpha-synuclein, uncovering a ...

Multiple Heart-Related Conditions Linked to Triple Dementia Risk, Regardless of Genetics

Having multiple conditions that affect the heart are linked to a greater risk of dementia than having high genetic risk, according to a largescale new ...

Bad Dreams Could Be Early Warning of Parkinson's Disease

Older adults who start to experience bad dreams or nightmares could be exhibiting the earliest signs of Parkinson's disease, say ...

Rapamycin Increases Alzheimer's-Associated Plaques in Mice, Study Finds

Researchers found that administration of the drug rapamycin in mice was associated with increased beta-amyloid plaques. This is one of the hallmark pathologies of Alzheimer's disease. The study ...

Target Protein for Diabetes Drug Linked to Reduced Risk of Alzheimer's Disease

Mechanisms associated with a particular diabetes drug can also help to protect against Alzheimer's disease, a new study reports. The results indicate that the drug's target protein can be ...

Evidence Mounts for Alternate Origins of Alzheimer's Disease Plaques

A breakdown in how brain cells rid themselves of waste precedes the buildup of debris-filled plaques known to occur in Alzheimer's disease, a new study in mice ...

A Stem Cell Model Could Help Unravel the Complex Biology Behind Some Psychiatric Disorders

Researchers have applied a novel stem cell model to map disease risk variants in human neurons, which could help provide insights into the biological mechanisms that underlie neuropsychiatric ...

Dementia Diagnosis Often Comes as Part of Costly Crisis

Medicare costs around the time of a dementia diagnosis are much lower for older adults screened proactively rather than those diagnosed while experiencing a health ...

Researchers Investigate the Links Between Facial Recognition and Alzheimer's Disease

In recent years Alzheimer's disease has been on the rise throughout the world and is rarely diagnosed at an early stage when it can still be effectively controlled. Using artificial ...

Seven Healthy Habits Linked to Lower Risk of Dementia in Those With Genetic Risk

Seven healthy habits and lifestyle factors may play a role in lowering the risk of dementia in people with the highest genetic risk, according to new ...

Missing Link Between Alzheimer's and Vascular Disease Found?

A gene called FMNL2 may explain why people with hypertension, diabetes, heart disease, or obesity have a greater risk of developing Alzheimer's ...

Breakthrough COVID Infections More Likely in Cancer and Alzheimer's Patients, Studies Find

Breakthrough COVID-19 cases resulting in infections, hospitalizations and deaths are significantly more likely in cancer and Alzheimer's patients, according to two new ...

New Research May Explain Unexpected Effects of Common Painkillers

Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) such as ibuprofen and aspirin are widely used to treat pain and inflammation. But even at similar doses, different NSAIDs can have unexpected and ...

Uncovering New Details of the Brain's First Line of Defense

A research team has mapped out the development and genetic trajectory of previously understudied macrophages associated with the central nervous system. Among other things, the team found that ...

Possible Discovery of Mechanism Behind Mysterious COVID-19 Symptoms

In patients with serious and long-term COVID-19, disturbed blood coagulation has often been observed. Now, researchers have discovered that the body's immune system can affect the spike protein ...

How the Brain Changes During Depression Treatment

Researchers have shown what happens to the brain when a person receives a depression treatment known as repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS). rTMS is a depression treatment typically ...

New Protein Structures to Aid Rational Drug Design

In a major advance for rational drug design, chemists have described several protein structures of a crucial player in cellular processes. The advance could bring new ideas for treatments of diseases ...

Stimulating Brain Circuits Promotes Neuron Growth in Adulthood, Improving Cognition and Mood

Targeting specific brain cells modulated memory retrieval and altered anxiety-like behaviors in mice. Essentially, scientists boosted the electrical activity between cells in the hypothalamus and the ...

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