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Article ID: 694247

Lab-on-a-Chip Device Mimics Eye Damage Due to Intense Light

Houston Methodist

Houston Methodist researchers developed a new lab-on-a-chip technology that could quickly screen possible drugs to repair damaged neuron and retinal connections, like what is seen in people with macular degeneration or who’ve had too much exposure to the glare of electronic screens.

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Article ID: 694273

The Joy of Neurons: A Simplified 'Cookbook' for Engineering Brain Cells to Study Disease

Scripps Research Institute

The new research opens the door to studying common brain conditions such as autism, schizophrenia, addiction and Alzheimer’s disease under reproducible conditions in a dish.

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Article ID: 694279

SLAC’s X-ray Laser Opens New View on Proteins Related to Alzheimer’s Disease

SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory

An international research team has come up with a new method with potential for revealing the structure of individual amyloid fibrils with powerful beams of X-ray laser light.

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Article ID: 694171

Study Provides Robust Evidence of Sex Differences with Alzheimer’s Gene

Vanderbilt University Medical Center

The APOE gene, the strongest genetic risk factor for Alzheimer’s disease, may play a more prominent role in disease development among women than men, according to new research from the Vanderbilt Memory and Alzheimer’s Center.

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7-May-2018 4:25 PM EDT
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Article ID: 694087

ProMedica and The University of Toledo College of Medicine and Life Sciences Open $57 Million Joint Neurosciences Center

ProMedica

The new 122,000-square-foot, three-story Neurosciences Center provides a highly collaborative environment for clinical care, research and academic services related to neurological disorders and diseases.

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4-May-2018 1:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 693903

How a Small Molecule Halts the Spread of a Toxic Protein Associated with Alzheimer’s Progression

UCLA School of Nursing

Researchers at the UCLA School of Nursing and the department of neurology at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA have reported a promising drug strategy that blocks tau transmission. The study was published online in the journal Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications.

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2-May-2018 1:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 693854

NeuroVision Announces a $15 Million Series C Financing with a first close of $11.2 Million

NeuroVision

NeuroVision Imaging Inc. has announced a Series C financing round of $15 million with an initial close of $11.2 million. The round is led by Wildcat Capital Management with funding from several new investment groups. The financing provides support for NeuroVision as it seeks validation and regulatory approval for its breakthrough, low-cost, noninvasive, eye imaging system for measuring retinal autofluorescence that can detect amyloid beta (Aβ) plaque in the eye.

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2-May-2018 6:00 AM EDT
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New Leads on Treating Dementia and Alzheimer’s

University of Adelaide

A new research study by scientists in Australia and the US provides an explanation for why clinical trials of drugs reducing proteins in the brain that were thought to cause dementia and Alzheimer’s have failed. The study has opened the way for potential new treatments with existing drugs.

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Article ID: 693620

“Smart” Dresser Prototype Guides People with Dementia in Getting Dressed

New York University

A new study published in JMIR Medical Informatics describes how a “smart home” prototype may help people with dementia dress themselves through automated assistance, enabling them to maintain independence and dignity and providing their caregivers with a much-needed respite.

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    27-Apr-2018 12:00 PM EDT

Article ID: 693473

Music Activates Regions of the Brain Spared by Alzheimer’s Disease

University of Utah Health

Researchers at the University of Utah Health are looking to the salience network of the brain to develop music-based treatments to help alleviate anxiety in patients with dementia. Their research will appear in the April online issue of The Journal of Prevention of Alzheimer's Disease.

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