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Distance Language Intervention Helps Adolescents with Disabilities Communicate

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To address the deficit of interventions for older children and adolescents with fragile X, MIND Institute researcher Andrea McDuffie and colleagues created an intervention that uses a shared storytelling paradigm and real-time parent coaching, all provided in the home through telecommunications. The small but important study found that the intervention improved adolescent boys’ abilities to produce longer sentences, use more diverse vocabulary and concentrate for longer time periods during conversational interactions.

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Pinellas County a Model for Mosquito-Borne Disease Surveillance, Scientists Unravel the Genetic Evolution of Zika Virus, Worm Infection Counters Inflammatory Bowel Disease and more in the Infectious Diseases News Source

Pinellas County a Model for Mosquito-Borne Disease Surveillance, Scientists Unravel the Genetic Evolution of Zika Virus, Worm Infection Counters Inflammatory Bowel Disease and more in the Infectious Diseases News Source

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Drug Trials in Frontotemporal Dementia: Can Industry, Academia, Families and Regulators Get on One Page?

In Washington, D.C., stakeholders in frontotemporal dementia came together to apply lessons learned from setbacks of Alzheimer’s drug development to the emerging field of therapy evaluation in FTD.

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Albert Einstein College of Medicine Receives $3.6 Million NIH Grant to Investigate Potential Cause of Alzheimer's Disease

Luciano D’Adamio, M.D., Ph.D., professor of microbiology & immunology at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, has received a five-year, $3.6-million grant from the National Institutes of Health to continue his research into how APP is processed in the brain.

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NIH Summit Sets Priorities for Research on the Non-Alzheimer’s Dementias

Last month, scientists gathered to powwow about where we are with FTD, DLB, and cerebrovascular disorders and how best to target research dollars to them. Researchers articulated funding priorities for each of these diseases, which will inform the next bypass budget, and, hopefully, the next funding allocation.

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Problems Finding Your Way Around May Be Earliest Sign of Alzheimer’s Disease, Study Suggests

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Long before Alzheimer’s disease can be diagnosed clinically, increasing difficulties building cognitive maps of new surroundings may herald the eventual clinical onset of the disorder, finds new research from Washington University in St. Louis.“These findings suggest that navigational tasks designed to assess a cognitive mapping strategy could represent a powerful new tool for detecting the very earliest Alzheimer’s disease-related changes in cognition,” said senior author Denise Head, associate professor of psychological and brain sciences in Arts & Sciences.

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FAU Site for For First U.S. Clinical Trial for Lewy Body Dementia

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There are currently no medications available to specifically treat Lewy Body dementia (LBD), and patients are typically treated with medications for Alzheimer’s. FAU’s College of Medicine is spearheading the South Florida site for the first U.S. clinical trial for LBD, the second-most common dementia after Alzheimer’s.

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New Cases of Dementia in the UK Fall by 20 Percent Over 2 Decades

The UK has seen a 20% fall in the incidence of dementia over the past two decades, according to new research from England, led by the University of Cambridge, leading to an estimated 40,000 fewer cases of dementia than previously predicted. However, the study, published today in Nature Communications, suggests that the dramatic change has been observed mainly in men.

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First Diagnosed Case of Alzheimer’s Disease in HIV-Positive Individual Reported

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Georgetown University researchers are reporting the first case of Alzheimer’s disease diagnosed in an HIV-positive individual. The finding in a 71-year-old man triggers a realization about HIV survivors now reaching the age when Alzheimer’s risk begins to escalate.

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Scripps Florida Study Identifies Memory Suppressor Gene That Could Hold Key to New Alzheimer’s Disease Treatments

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Scientists from the Florida campus of The Scripps Research Institute have identified a unique memory suppressor gene in the brain cells of Drosophila, the common fruit fly, a widely recognized substitute for human memory studies.

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IU School of Medicine Expert Available to Discuss New Alzheimer's Association Patient Care, Caregiver Support Guidelines

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Rush Receives $14.5 Million to Fight Alzheimer’s

A $14.5 million NIA grant is supporting a new study led by researchers at Rush that aims to determine if an intervention known as the MIND diet can help prevent Alzheimer’s disease.

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Newly Discovered Proteins May Protect Against Aging's Illnesses

Tested in both mice and human cells and produced in the energy-producing mitochondria of cells, the proteins may lead to greater understanding of aging-related diseases from diabetes to Alzheimer's to cancer.

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Why Do People with Alzheimer's Stop Recognizing Their Loved Ones?

A recent study has demonstrated that, beyond causing memory problems, Alzheimer’s disease also impairs visual face perception. This finding may help families better understand their loved one's inevitable difficulties and lead to new avenues to postpone this painful aspect of the disease, such as the recognition of particular facial traits or voice recognition.

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Cornell Researchers Report Blood-Brain Barrier Breakthrough

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The blood-brain barrier has stymied direct treatment of brain disorders. In a recently published study, a Cornell researcher reports finding a way to pass therapeutics through the barrier, using readily-available agents.

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Mount Sinai Researchers Identify Brain Insulin Resistance as Possible New Link Between Alzheimer’s Disease and Diabetes

Research from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai published in the journal Alzheimer’s and Dementia suggests that Alzheimer’s disease (AD) impairs insulin signaling in the portion of the brain responsible for regulating metabolism, making a person with AD more likely to develop diabetes

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Remote Italian Village Could Harbor Secrets of Healthy Aging

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To understand how people can live longer throughout the world, researchers at University of California, San Diego School of Medicine have teamed up with colleagues at University of Rome La Sapienza to study a group of 300 citizens, all over 100 years old, living in a remote Italian village nestled between the ocean and mountains on the country’s coast.

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Research Team at IUPUI Develops Social App to Support Alzheimer's Caregivers

Every day, more than 15 million unpaid caregivers provide care to people with Alzheimer’s disease, with little outside support and often at the risk of their own health.