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SLU Researcher Hones in on Plaque-Causing Protein in ALS and Dementia

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Saint Louis University scientist Yuna Ayala, Ph.D., and her research team have made advances in understanding how damaging plaques build up in neurodegenerative illnesses like ALS and dementia.

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FSU, Florida State University, brain games, brain-game industry, Brain Function, Brain Health, Walter Boot, Neil Charness, Dustin Souders

Think Brain Games Make You Smarter? Think Again, FSU Researchers Say

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A new study published in Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience finds the so-called brain games of the growing billion-dollar brain-training industry do little to improve or protect cognitive performance.

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Music as Medicine: Using Music to Help Dementia and Alzheimer's Patients

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Music and voice major Jessica Voutsinas ’18 was singing the classic song “Over the Rainbow” to a resident at Longview — an adult residential facility near the Ithaca College campus — when the woman unexpectedly lit up and began telling stories about her life and children in a breakthrough of memory recall.

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Dell Medical School, The University Of Texas At Austin, Neurobiology, Neuroscience, Seton Brain and Spine Institute, New York University Medical Center, Human Brain Stimulation and Electrophysiology Lab , Seton Healthcare Family, Alzheimer’s, Zoltan Nadasdy, Psychology, Memory, spatial navigation, Robert Buchanan

Human Cognitive Map Scales According to Surroundings

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A new study published this week in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences refines our understanding of a human skill — the ability to instantaneously assess a new environment and get oriented thanks to visual cues.

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Focus on Alzheimer’s Disease Shifts to Prevention

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UAB physicians say prevention, not cure, may be the key to coping with the rising incidence of Alzheimer's disease. New imaging techniques, coupled with a better understanding of the disease, provide new hope.

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Detecting Alzheimer’s Disease Earlier Using … Greebles?

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Unique graphic characters called Greebles may prove to be valuable tools in detecting signs of Alzheimer’s disease decades before symptoms become apparent.

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Researchers Identify Link Between Birth Defect and Neurodegenerative Diseases

A new study has found a link between neurological birth defects in infants commonly found in pregnant women with diabetes and several neurodegenerative diseases, including Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and Huntington’s diseases. This is the first time this link has been identified; it may indicate a new way to understand, and perhaps treat, both neural tube defects and these neurodegenerative diseases.

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TV Crowd to Help Crush Alzheimer's

EyesOnALZ (http://eyesonalz.com) – a project to crowdsource Alzheimer’s research is launching an online competition to #CrushALZ on April 6th, in partnership with The Crowd & The Cloud – a public television documentary series about citizen science.

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Link between Common Prostate Cancer Treatment, Dementia Detailed in New Study

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A new analysis of patients who have undergone treatment for prostate cancer shows a connection between androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) – a testosterone-lowering therapy and a common treatment for the disease – and dementia, according to researchers from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania.

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Protein That Regulates Brain Cell Connections Could Be New Target for Treating Alzheimer's Disease

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In experiments with a protein called Ephexin5 that appears to be elevated in the brain cells of Alzheimer's disease patients and mouse models of the disease, Johns Hopkins researchers say removing it prevents animals from developing Alzheimer's characteristic memory losses. In a report on the studies, published online March 27 in The Journal of Clinical Investigation, the researchers say the findings could eventually advance development of drugs that target Ephexin5 to prevent or treat symptoms of the disorder.







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