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Prescription for Medical Students: A Day at the Art Museum?

With the growing number of people with Alzheimer’s disease, understanding their care is vital for doctors. Yet medical students often just learn the facts and may only see people with advanced disease who are at the hospital or nursing home. A study shows a new way to help medical students learn about the disease—at the art museum.

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Naturally Occurring Protein Fragment Found in the Brain Inhibits Key Enzyme Implicated in Alzheimer’s Disease

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For the first time, UCLA researchers have shown that a natural protein fragment produced in the brain can act as an inhibitor of a key enzyme implicated in the onset of Alzheimer’s disease, a finding that could lead to the development of new drugs to treat the disease.

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Identifying Biomarkers Key to Early Intervention in Alzheimer's Disease

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At the University of Kentucky’s Sanders-Brown Center on Aging, researchers are looking for biomarkers that might serve as an early warning system for AD. The process is not without complications, but these scientists possess a collective “Rosie the Riveter” spirit.

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NYU Langone Researchers to Present New Findings at 2015 Alzheimer's Association International Conference in Washington, D.C.

NYU Langone researchers to present novel findings at 2015 Alzheimer's Association International Conference in Washington, D.C.

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Dignity in Dementia: New Research Reveals the Challenges of Providing Good Nutrition in Care Homes

Unexplained weight loss is often seen in people with dementia, which can lead to further complications, including mental and physical deterioration. New research from Bournemouth University, funded by the Burdett Trust for Nursing, has revealed the challenges of providing good nutrition and hydration in people with dementia who live in care homes.

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Novel Monoclonal Antibodies Show Promise For Alzheimer’s Disease Treatment

Scientists at NYU Langone Medical Center’s Center for Cognitive Neurology have evidence that monoclonal antibodies they developed may provide the blueprint for effective treatments for Alzheimer’s disease and other neurodegenerative diseases, such as Parkinson’s disease.

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Illegal Wildlife Trade, Childhood Summer Obesity Spike, Artificial Live, and More Top Stories 20 July 2015

Other topics include limb lengthening, Alzheimer's research, medical licensing, and more.

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Researchers Identify Genetic Markers Linking Risk for Both Type 2 Diabetes and Alzheimer’s Disease

Study sheds light on the influences of genetics on why some type 2 diabetics are at high risk for developing Alzheimer’s disease.

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Researchers at Montefiore and Einstein Present at Alzheimer’s Association International Conference 2015

Montefiore and Einstein Researchers to Present Alzheimer's and Dementia Research at AAIC Conference (July 18-23); Topics include risk factors for developing aMCI and and dementia in older adults.

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Cedars-Sinai Medical Tip Sheet for July

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Cedars-Sinai's July tip sheet includes story ideas related to Alzheimer's disease research, an upcoming conference on Lou Gehrig's Disease, also known as ALS, identification of critical genes responsible for brain tumor growth, and an online registry that is improving clinical research study participation. To pursue any of these story ideas, please contact the respective individuals listed.