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Protein in Urine Linked to Increased Risk of Memory Problems, Dementia

People who have protein in their urine, which is a sign of kidney problems, may also be more likely to later develop problems with thinking and memory skills or even dementia, according to a meta-analysis published in the December 14, 2016, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.

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Down's Syndrome, Alzheimer's Disease, Hydrocephalus, Notch Signaling, Gamma-secretase

Research Identifies a Molecular Basis for Common Congenital Brain Defect

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Scientists at Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute (SBP) have discovered a molecular cause of hydrocephalus, a common, potentially life-threatening birth defect in which the head is enlarged due to excess fluid surrounding the brain. Because the same molecule is also implicated in Down’s syndrome, the finding, published today in the Journal of Neuroscience, may explain the ten-fold increased risk of hydrocephalus in infants born with Down’s.

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Alzheimer's Disease, Brain, Cranial, Electromagnetic, Transcranial, Magnetic, Stimulation

Weston Brain Institute Funds Clinical Trials of New Alzheimer’s Treatment

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Electrocranial stimulation offers hope for Alzheimer's patients

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Diabetes Prevention IS Alzheimer's Prevention

Commenting on a Financial Times feature on drug trials of the "plaque" theory of Alzheimer's---all of which have failed so far---Chris Norwood, in a lead letter, underscores that targeted diabetes prevention is really the major documented path to Alzheimer's prevention

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Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, RPI, Rensselaer School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sc, Rensselaer Department of the Arts , Musica Humana , Musica Universalis , Art_X@Rensselaer , Curtis R. Priem Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center, EMPAC, Michael Century, Mary Simoni, Music Therapy, Alzheimer's, Steve Gorn , Al and Jake from the Cayuga N

Musica Humana: A Scientific and Spiritual Exploration of the Impact of Music on the Brain

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According to renowned neurologist Oliver Sacks, “music can move us to the heights or depths of emotion, but the power of music goes much further.” To hear and experience music’s potential, members of the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute campus and local community are invited to a multimedia concert and lecture focused on the links between music and health, sponsored by the Center for Biotechnology and Interdisciplinary Studies (CBIS) and the Department of the Arts. The event will be held on Dec. 8, from 4:30 to 6 p.m. in the Curtis R. Priem Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center (EMPAC) Concert Hall.

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Brain Activity May Predict Risk of Falls in Older People

Measuring the brain activity of healthy, older adults while they walk and talk at the same time may help predict their risk of falls later, according to a study published in the December 7, 2016, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.

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Scripps Florida Scientists Uncover Potential Driver of Age- and Alzheimer’s-Related Memory Loss

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Scientists from the Florida campus of The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have made an important discovery toward the development of drugs to treat age-related memory loss in diseases like Alzheimer’s.

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Alzheimer's Disease, Blood Brain Barrier, neurotrophic growth factor, Jagdish Singh, NDSU Research, Nerve Growth Factor, Gene Therapy, Pharmaceutical Sciences, Dementia

NDSU Researcher Awarded $1.89 Million Grant for Alzheimer’s Study

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Jagdish Singh, chair and professor of pharmaceutical sciences at North Dakota State University, is receiving a $1.89 million grant award for his research to develop a nanotechnology-based system that effectively delivers Nerve Growth Factor across the blood brain barrier to treat Alzheimer's disease.

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University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing, Penn Nursing Science, Penn Nursing, Nancy Hodgson, Dementia, Palliative Care, Alzheimer's Disease, Health Policy, health ethics, AMA Journal of Ethics

New Article by Penn Nursing Professor Examines Moral Obligation of Clinicians to Address the Needs of Family Caregivers of Persons with Dementia

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More than 15 million family members and other unpaid caregivers provide care to persons living with dementia in the United States. Yet the current healthcare environment and reimbursement models emphasize obligations toward individual patients, preventing clinicians from reaching out to these caregivers to assess their needs and provide care.

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Ronald Petersen, M.D., Ph.D., Discusses Future of Alzheimer’s Research After Drug Trial Fails

Eli Lilly’s Phase III drug trial attempting to slow the advancement of Alzheimer’s disease disappointed many when it recently was announced that the study did not meet its primary endpoints.







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