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Leisure Activities Lower Blood Pressure in Alzheimer’s Caregivers

Going for a walk outside, reading, listening to music—these and other enjoyable activities can reduce blood pressure for elderly caregivers of spouses with Alzheimer’s disease, suggests a study in Psychosomatic Medicine: Journal of Biobehavioral Medicine, the official journal of the American Psychosomatic Society. The journal is published by Wolters Kluwer.

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Study Shows Seniors with Dementia Are on the Rise

Study shows seniors with dementia are on the rise. Dr. Yves Joanette is available to speak about the disease.

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FAU Launches Unique Dementia Prevention Program and Center

Is it possible to prevent dementia from happening in the first place? That’s what a leading FAU neuroscientist plans to prove using an innovative approach that defies the idea that “one-size-fits-all” when it comes to battling Alzheimer’s disease, Lewy Body Dementia, Parkinson’s disease and other related disorders. Using a personalized approach and precision medicine to reduce risk, this center is one of only a handful of centers in the world that focuses on dementia prevention.

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Extra-Virgin Olive Oil Preserves Memory and Protects Brain Against Alzheimer's Disease, New Research at Temple Shows

The Mediterranean diet, rich in plant-based foods, is associated with a variety of health benefits, including a lower incidence of dementia.

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A Single Microglial Protein Controls Suite of Alzheimer’s Risk Genes

The discovery hints that microglia, rather than neurons, may control much of a person’s genetic susceptibility to Alzheimer’s disease.

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Scripps Florida Scientist and Collaborators Win $7 Million Grant to Develop New ALS Treatments

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Professor Matthew Disney of the Department of Chemistry on the Florida campus of The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI), together with scientists from Mayo Clinic’s Florida campus and Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, has been awarded $7.2 million from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke of The National Institutes of Health to create new RNA-based treatments for the most common form of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), as well as a type of frontotemporal dementia (FTD).

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More Support for Amyloid Hypothesis in Alzheimer's: Protective APP Mutation Lowers Aβ in Blood

A new study shows that people with a protective Aβ mutation have less of the peptide in their blood all through their lives, likely explaining why they do not get Alzheimer's. It suggests ways to prevent the disease in the vast majority of people who don’t have the mutation.

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Cryo-EM Images Reveal How Key Biological Machine Unfolds Problem Proteins

Hand over hand. That's how new, near-atomic resolution, 3-D snapshots show that a key biological machine unfolds a ribbon of protein through its central channel.

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Hi-Res View of Protein Complex Shows How It Breaks Up Protein Tangles

A new, high-resolution view of the structure of Hsp104 (heat shock protein 104), a natural yeast protein nanomachine with six subunits, may show news ways to dismantle harmful protein clumps in disease.

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Parkinson's Disease, Parkinson's, Alpha-synuclein, Lewy Bodies, Lewy clumps, Lewy Body Dementia, dementia with Lewy bodies, Dementia, gut flora, Prion Diseases, Prion Protein, Mad Cow Disease, Mad Cow, prion infections, endocrine cells, Endocrinology, Gastroenterology, Duke University School of Medicine, Duke Health, Prusiner

Pre-Clinical Study Suggests Parkinson’s Could Start in Gut Endocrine Cells

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Duke University researchers have identified a potential new mechanism for Parkinson's disease in both mice and human endocrine cells that populate the small intestines.







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