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Van Andel Research Institute Hosts Unique Symposium on Parkinson’s Disease

Leading Parkinson’s experts and advocates from around the world will gather at Van Andel Research Institute in Grand Rapids, Michigan, this month for Grand Challenges in Parkinson’s Disease, a scientific event highlighting the latest breakthroughs in Parkinson’s research and treatment. The 6th annual symposium will include talks from 19 scientific speakers, a poster session and extensive networking opportunities.

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Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Cell Biology, Journal of Biological Chemistry

Discovering What Makes Organelles Connect Could Help Understand Neurodegenerative Diseases

A study to be published in the September 29 issue of the Journal of Biological Chemistry reports the use of an emerging method to identify proteins that allows two organelles, the mitochondria and the endoplasmic reticulum, to attach to each other.

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Alzheimer's, Dementia, Clinical Trials, Lewy Body Dementia, Alzheimer's prevention, Medicine, Individualized Medicine, Phase 3 clinical trial, Personalized Medicine

Thinking ‘Out-of-the-box’ May Build a Better Brain and Prevent Dementia

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With disease-modifying treatment trials for Alzheimer’s disease (AD) currently unsuccessful and only medications to treat symptoms available, what now? A leading neuroscientist has developed the “Dementia Prevention Initiative,” which abandons generalized ways to research and treat AD. His secret weapon: a novel “N-of-1 design” that tailors medicine down to a single patient. Instead of conducting a conventional trial of 100 people all getting the same treatment, he has switched it around and is conducting 100 single personalized trials.

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geriatic medicine, Geriatric Care, UCLA, Dementia, Depression, Mobility, Mental Health

An Age-Old Question: When Do You Need a Geriatrician?

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There’s no right age to switch to a geriatric specialist, but there are guidelines that can help determine whether a geriatrician – a physician who specializes in the healthcare needs of people who are aging – is the right choice for you or your loved one.

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Personality Changes Don't Precede Clinical Onset of Alzheimer's

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Findings of a new and comprehensive study from FSU College of Medicine Associate Professor Antonio Terracciano and colleagues, published today in the journal JAMA Psychiatry, has found no evidence to support the idea that personality changes begin before the clinical onset of mild cognitive impairment (MCI) or dementia.

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Alzheimer's Disease, APOE, tau, Tauopathy

Newly ID’d Role of Major Alzheimer’s Gene Suggests Possible Therapeutic Target

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A new role has been identified for the major Alzheimer’s risk factor ApoE4, suggesting that targeting the protein may help treat the disease. Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis show that ApoE4 exacerbates the brain damage caused by toxic tangles of a different Alzheimer’s-associated protein: tau. In the absence of ApoE, tau tangles did very little harm to brain cells.

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Brain Tumor, Blood Brain Barrier (BBB), Parkinson Disease Treatment, Dementia, Drugs and the Brain

New Model May Help Science Overcome the Brain’s Fortress-Like Barrier

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Scientists have helped provide a way to better understand how to enable drugs to enter the brain and how cancer cells make it past the blood brain barrier.

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Addressing the Daily Dilemmas of Dementia Care

On Friday, Sept. 22, UCI MIND and Alzheimer’s Orange County will co-host the 28th Annual Southern California Alzheimer’s Disease Research Conference, themed “The Elephant in the Room: Sensitive Subjects in Dementia Care.” It will highlight “taboo” topics that impact the daily lives of Alzheimer’s patients and their relatives, including elder abuse, end-of-life issues, sex and intimacy, and driving risks.

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Dr. Roberta Diaz Brinton Wins Alzheimer's Drug Discovery Foundation's Melvin R. Goodes Prize

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Dr. Brinton Has Pioneered a Promising Neurogenesis Therapy for Alzheimer's

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Alzheimer's, Alzheimer's Disease, Prevention, Vaccine, Clinical Trial, Keck School Of Medicine Of Usc, USC, Lon Schneider, Generation Study, Apoe 4, Amyloid Beta, Clinical Drug Trials, Clinical Drug Development

New Study Investigates Vaccine and Oral Medication to Stop Alzheimer’s Years Before It Begins

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The Keck School of Medicine of USC launches a new study investigating a vaccine and oral medication to stop Alzheimer’s years before it begins







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