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Autoimmune Advocacy, Autoimmune Diagnostics, Autoimmunity, Autoimmune Disorders, walk for health, autoimmune research, Fundraiser, awareness and education, Patient Support, Patient Services

AARDA Seeks New York Autoimmune Warriors


6th Annual New York Autoimmune Walk to feature speaker/author/journalist Nika Beamon on coping and family-friendly activities to engage and inspire



Alzheimer, Alzheimer's, Alzheimer's Disease, Alzheimers disease, alzheimers, Keith Black, Maya Koronyo, NeuroVision, retinal imagin, eye scan

Noninvasive Eye Scan Could Detect Key Signs of Alzheimer’s Disease Years Before Patients Show Symptoms


Cedars-Sinai neuroscience investigators have found that Alzheimer’s disease affects the retina – the back of the eye – similarly to the way it affects the brain. The study also revealed that an investigational, noninvasive eye scan could detect the key signs of Alzheimer’s disease years before patients experience symptoms.



Nursing Home, Nursing Home Care, Dementia, Alzheimber's Disease, Nursing

Improving Nursing Home Care for People with Dementia


Rutgers and Duke University professors explore how to improve care and reduce the use of antipsychotic medications in nursing homes



Gwenn Smith, PET, Brain Scan, Alzheimer’s, Dementia, Cognitive Decline, Cognitive Impairment

Brain Scan Study Adds to Evidence That Lower Brain Serotonin Levels Are Linked to Dementia


In a study looking at brain scans of people with mild loss of thought and memory ability, Johns Hopkins researchers report evidence of lower levels of the serotonin transporter — a natural brain chemical that regulates mood, sleep and appetite.



Neuroscience, Neurological Disorders, Stem Cells, Auto Immune Disease, Genetics, Aicardi-Goutieres Syndrome

Novel Stem Cell-Derived Model Created of Inflammatory Neurological Disorder

An international team of scientists, led by University of California San Diego School of Medicine researchers, has created a human stem cell-based model of a rare, but devastating, inherited neurological autoimmune condition called Aicardi-Goutieres Syndrome (AGS). In doing so, the team was able to identify unusual and surprising underlying genetic mechanisms that drive AGS and test strategies to inhibit the condition using existing drugs.



Autoimmune Disease, Gastroenterolgy, human gut microbe, Biomedical Research, intestinal mirobiome, multiple sclerosis

Human Gut Microbe May Lead to Treatment for Multiple Sclerosis

Mayo Clinic researchers, along with colleagues at the University of Iowa, report that a human gut microbe discovered at Mayo Clinic may help treat autoimmune diseases, such as multiple sclerosis. The findings appear in Cell Reports.


Law and Public Policy


Alzheimer's Disease, Dementia, Aging, Assisted Suicide

WashU Expert: Ethical Considerations of Legalizing Physician-Assisted Death for Dementia

As Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia continue to become more prevalent, it may not be long before there is a push for legalizing physician-assisted death (PAD) in dementia cases in the United States.American officials must thoroughly consider the moral and social consequences of such an action, says an expert on medical ethics at Washington University in St.



Alzheimer’s disease, Chimpanzees, Pathology, Dementia, William D. Hopkins, National Institutes Of Health (NIH), National Science Foundation (NSF)

Researchers Find Pathologic Hallmarks of Alzheimer’s Disease in Aged Chimpanzee Brains


The brains of aged chimpanzees, our closest living relatives, show pathology similar to the human Alzheimer’s disease (AD) brain, according to a new, multi-institution research study.



Mild Cognitive Impairment, Alzheimer's Disease, Quality of Life (QOL), Anxiety, Depression, Memory & Cognitive Processes, Diagnosis, Dementia

Mild Cognitive Impairment and Alzheimer’s Disease Diagnoses Trigger Lower Self-Ratings of Quality of Life in Older Adults


Researchers at Penn Medicine have discovered that a patient’s awareness of a diagnosis of cognitive impairment may diminish their self-assessment of quality of life.



Neuroscience, Neurodegenative Disease, Alzheimber's Disease, Parkinson's Disease, Drug Discovery

Southern Research Expands Efforts in Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s and Other Neurodegenerative Diseases with New Hire


Rita Cowell, Ph.D., has joined the Southern Research as Chair of the Neuroscience Department as it expands research and drug discovery efforts focusing on diseases such as Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s.

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