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Article ID: 590563

Mount Sinai Is First Institution in New York State to Perform New Alzheimer’s Imaging Test on Patients in Clinical Setting

Mount Sinai Health System

The Mount Sinai Medical Center is the first institution in New York State to use in the clinical setting a newly approved imaging technique to detect Alzheimer’s disease (AD) in people who are cognitively impaired. Until now, physicians have been limited in their ability to diagnose AD, guided almost exclusively by a patient’s mental and behavioral symptoms and family history.

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20-Jun-2012 9:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 590572

Expert Offers Insight on Alzheimer’s Causes, Prevention, Diagnosis and Treatment

American Psychological Association (APA)

Q&A with Glenn E. Smith, PhD.

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    19-Jun-2012 5:00 PM EDT

Article ID: 590493

Penn Study Describes Molecular Machinery That Pulls Apart Protein Clumps

Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

In a new study published in PLoS Biology this week researchers address an urgent need to find ways to promote beneficial amyloid fiber assembly or to reverse its pathogenic assembly, at will.

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18-Jun-2012 12:30 PM EDT
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    14-Jun-2012 10:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 590188

New Discovery Closes in on Genetic Link Between Alzheimer’s and Diabetes

Genetics Society of America

Research published in the Genetics Society of America’s June 2012 issue of the journal GENETICS suggests a gene related to Alzheimer’s disease is also involved in the insulin pathway, which may explain the link between Alzheimer’s and diabetes.

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8-Jun-2012 4:30 PM EDT
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Article ID: 590132

Keeping Pace: Walking Speed May Signal Thinking Problems Ahead

American Academy of Neurology (AAN)

A new study shows that changes in walking speed in late life may signal the early stages of dementia known as mild cognitive impairment (MCI). The research is published in the June 12, 2012, print issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.

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7-Jun-2012 8:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 590134

Lewy Body Dementia Association Is Making October “a Month to Remember” with Volunteers “Standing Strong” with LBDA to Promote Awareness

Lewy Body American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN)Dementia Association

The Lewy Body Dementia Association (LBDA) launched its nationwide October awareness movement, “A Month To Remember.” LBDA invites volunteers to join the movement by “Standing Strong with LBDA” to build awareness for Lewy body dementia in their communities.

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    31-May-2012 2:00 PM EDT

Article ID: 589851

Alzheimer’s Protein Structure Suggests New Treatment Directions

Vanderbilt University

The molecular structure of a protein involved in Alzheimer’s disease – and the surprising discovery that it binds cholesterol – could lead to new therapeutics for the disease, Vanderbilt University investigators report in the June 1 issue of the journal Science.

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Article ID: 589635

Working with Solvents Tied to Cognitive Problems for Less-Educated People

American Academy of Neurology (AAN)

Exposure to solvents at work may be associated with reduced thinking skills later in life for those who have less than a high school education, according to a study published in the May 29, 2012, print issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.

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22-May-2012 2:30 PM EDT
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Article ID: 589638

Researchers Find Possible Role of Autoantibodies in Alzheimer’s

Rutgers University

Research demonstrates how dying or damaged brain cells give rise to autoantibodies in blood that can be reliable biomarkers for early AD diagnosis. Key mechanism mirrors process common to autoimmune disorders.

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22-May-2012 3:20 PM EDT
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Article ID: 589514

People with Asthma Get the Green Light for Exercise

Health Behavior News Service

Not only is it safe for people with asthma to exercise, but doing so could reduce their risk of asthma symptoms or attacks, according to a new evidence review in The Cochrane Library.

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18-May-2012 10:45 AM EDT
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