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Article ID: 690022

Can Our Eyes Help Predict Who Will Develop Memory Loss?

American Academy of Neurology (AAN)

People whose eyes show signs of small changes in blood vessels at age 60 may be more likely to develop thinking and memory problems by the time they are 80 than people with healthy eyes, according to a study published in the February 28, 2018, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.

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Article ID: 690275

(Earth) Angels Bring Awareness and Support to Caregivers with Innovative Social Media Campaign

Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Hilary Van Horn, whose stepdad is suffering from Lewy body dementia, challenges everyone to make an "Earth Angel" in an awareness and fundraising campaign for the Penn Memory Center.

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Article ID: 690268

Researchers Probe Gene Therapy for Frontotemporal Dementia

University of Alabama at Birmingham

A UAB study shows that a gene therapy approach can help neurons remove lipofuscin, or cellular debris, in mouse models for frontotemporal dementia. The study added a gene that encodes for the missing protein progranulin.

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    26-Feb-2018 4:00 PM EST

Article ID: 689921

Hearing Loss May Be Tied to Memory Loss for Some

American Academy of Neurology (AAN)

Some people with a certain type of hearing loss may be more likely to also have the memory loss and thinking problems called mild cognitive impairment, according to a preliminary study released today that will be presented at the American Academy of Neurology’s 70th Annual Meeting in Los Angeles, April 21 to 27, 2018. Hearing loss is one of the most common disabilities in elderly people, affecting about one-third of people over age 65.

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Neutrons Reveal Promising Properties of Novel Antioxidant Polymer

Oak Ridge National Laboratory

A team of researchers from ORNL and the University of Alabama at Birmingham recently developed the antioxidant manganoporphyrin, a new polymer that could potentially improve drug delivery methods and other biomedical applications. Using neutrons, they studied the strength and efficiency of a compound made from this material and tannic acid, a natural antioxidant.

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Discovery Reveals Way to Stop Inflammation in Alzheimer's, Arthritis, More

University of Virginia Health System

The finding “opens up a whole new research area to look at neuroinflammation in the context of Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s,” the lead researcher says. “But the clinical impact will be in many, many different areas.”

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26-Feb-2018 10:05 AM EST
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Sneaky Viruses, Cancer Stem Cells, How Your DNA Gets Organized, and More in the Cell Biology News Source

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The latest research and features in cell biology in the Cell Biology News Source

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23-Feb-2018 5:30 PM EST
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    22-Feb-2018 4:00 PM EST

Article ID: 689917

Shedding a Tear May Help Diagnose Parkinson’s Disease

American Academy of Neurology (AAN)

Tears may hold clues to whether someone has Parkinson’s disease, according to a preliminary study released today that will be presented at the American Academy of Neurology’s 70th Annual Meeting in Los Angeles, April 21 to 27, 2018.

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Creating Innovative Technology for the Real World

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)

A hypertonic grip expander for individuals with cerebral palsy and stroke patients, a chair for students on the autism spectrum, and an independent lifting device for quadriplegic individuals are the designs created by teams of undergraduate students from colleges and universities in the Northeast during the inaugural Engineering Innovation for Society (EIS—pronounced “ice”) student design competition.

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Simple Walking Test May Help Make Difficult Diagnosis

American Academy of Neurology (AAN)

There’s a cause of dementia that can sometimes be reversed, but it’s often not diagnosed because the symptoms are so similar to those of other disorders. Now researchers say a simple walking test may be able to accurately diagnose the disease, according to a study published the February 21, 2018, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.

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