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Article ID: 692372

ALS, Rare Dementia Share Genetic Link

Washington University in St. Louis

Studying data from more than 125,000 individuals, an international team of researchers led by scientists at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis has identified genetic links between amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and frontotemporal dementia. The link between the seemingly unrelated disorders suggests that some drugs developed to treat ALS also may work against frontotemporal dementia and vice versa.

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Article ID: 692179

FAU Named a ‘Research Center of Excellence’ for Lewy Body Dementia

Florida Atlantic University

The Lewy Body Dementia Association (LBDA) named Florida Atlantic University as a LBDA Research Center of Excellence (RCOE), a nationwide collaboration of 24 pre-eminent academic medical research centers.

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Article ID: 692171

Georgetown University Medical Center Selected as Lewy Body Dementia Research Center of Excellence

Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center

The Lewy Body Dementia Association has designated Georgetown University Medical Center as a “Research Center of Excellence.”

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Article ID: 692153

New Weapon in Fight Against Dementia

University of Delaware

A University of Delaware researcher is investigating a novel compound's role in combating age-related chronic diseases like mild cognitive disorder and dementia. The study is funded by a grant from the National Institute on Aging.

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Article ID: 692117

UC San Diego Health Named Dementia Research Center of Excellence

University of California San Diego Health

The Lewy Body Dementia Association (LBDA), announced today that UC San Diego Health has been named a LBDA Research Centers of Excellence (RCOE), a partnership of 24 pre-eminent academic medical research centers across the United States. LBDA is a leading advocacy group dedicated to raising awareness and advancing research and treatment of Lewy body dementia (LBD).

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Article ID: 692107

Mayo Clinic to Coordinate New Effort to Expand Medical Research, Expert Care for Lewy Body Dementia Patients

Mayo Clinic

Lewy body dementia is the second most common type of progressive dementia after Alzheimer’s disease, but it is underdiagnosed, says Bradley Boeve, M.D., a Mayo Clinic neurologist. A new program among research centers across the country intends to change that.

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Article ID: 691870

Researcher Investigates Role of Misfolded Proteins in Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and Huntington’s Disease

West Virginia University

Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and Huntington’s disease may have more in common than their effects on the functions of the brain and spinal cord. And finding that common thread could lead to a treatment that could work for all three.

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Article ID: 691842

Two Leading Oncologists Co-Author Paper on Nuclear Terrorism

University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC)

Special report details serious concerns that medical community would be able to do much, if anything, to assist people in event of major nuclear event. Prevention is best option as well as carefully conceived, long-term plan within the public education system to provide lessons on radiation biology

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Article ID: 691681

Prosthetic Memory System Successful in Humans, Study Finds

Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center

Scientists at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center and the University of Southern California (USC) have demonstrated the successful implementation of a prosthetic system that uses a person’s own memory patterns to facilitate the brain’s ability to encode and recall memory.

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    21-Mar-2018 4:00 PM EDT

Article ID: 691218

Does Menopausal Hormone Therapy Maintain the Brain?

American Academy of Neurology (AAN)

Taking menopausal hormone therapy soon after menopause to relieve symptoms may also benefit the brain, according to a study published in the March 21, 2018, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.

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