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Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis Can Stop Inherited Disease in a Family

Many families with a history of Alzheimer’s or related diseases remain unaware they can use preimplantation genetic diagnosis to avoid passing on disease genes to their children. In a two-part series, Alzforum covers the pros and cons of PGD.
7-Jul-2014 8:00 AM EDT

Brain Training—Plain Gaming, or a New Vein for Preclinical Research?

While scientists debate whether computer games benefit cognition, some are finding new uses for gaming data—in clinical trial research. In a two-part series, Alzforum reports on the data behind the games.
17-Jun-2014 11:25 AM EDT

Joint Conference Explores the Frontiers of Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s Research

Catch up on the latest in Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s. Alzforum series delivers the highlights of new findings presented at a joint Keystone meeting.
30-Apr-2014 11:00 AM EDT

Conference Explores Frontiers in Alzheimer’s, Lou Gehrig’s Diseases

At the Keystone Symposium “New Frontiers in Neurodegenerative Disease Research,” held 4-7 February in Santa Fe, New Mexico, researchers explored the processes that lead to a variety of diseases, including Alzheimer’s and Lou Gehrig’s disease...
6-Mar-2013 3:00 PM EST

Combination Drug Trials: Time to Open a New Front in AD?

Scientists are getting serious about tackling Alzheimer's disease with multiple drugs. Going after one target at a time has not proven successful, and some researchers believe that new drugs may not work well alone. Instead, they want to develop...
14-Feb-2013 12:00 PM EST

Meeting Probes Latest in Alzheimer’s Disease Imaging Research

At the 7th Human Amyloid Imaging conference held in Miami, Florida, 250 experts discussed the hottest topics in Alzheimer’s brain imaging. What’s in store for 2013? Read about new compounds that image tau—one of the disease’s toxic proteins,...
7-Feb-2013 10:30 AM EST

Exploring Deep Brain Stimulation for Parkinson's, Alzheimer's Diseases

Electrodes implanted inside the brain are helping patients with Parkinson's disease. Called deep brain stimulation, the treatment often gives patients control over their movements that cannot be achieved with currently approved drugs. But the...
16-Jan-2013 6:00 PM EST

A New Year’s Recap: The Twelve Trends of Alzheimer’s

Planning to cover dementia research this year? Before the 12 Days of Christmas are over, bone up on the most compelling research trends of 2012 by reading Alzforum’s roundup. It covers everything from surprising gene discoveries to drug trial...
3-Jan-2013 1:45 PM EST

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