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Article ID: 705148

New Generation of Therapeutics Based on Understanding of Aging Biology Show Promise for Alzheimer's Disease

Alzheimer's Drug Discovery Foundation

A scientific strategy that explores therapeutic targets based on the biology of aging is gaining ground as an effective approach to prevent and treat Alzheimer's disease, according to research published in the December 7, 2018 online issue of Neurology®.

7-Dec-2018 2:15 PM EST
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Article ID: 704819

Hysterectomy Linked to Memory Deficit in an Animal Model

Arizona State University (ASU)

The non-pregnant uterus is commonly assumed to be an unimportant organ. One third of American women have a hysterectomy by age 60, often before natural menopause. Arizona State University researchers have found an animal model of hysterectomy resulted in decreased memory capacity and an altered hormonal profile within two months after surgery. The study suggests an important role for the uterus that could impact cognitive aging.

3-Dec-2018 3:05 PM EST

Article ID: 705046

Drawing is better than writing for memory retention

University of Waterloo

Older adults who take up drawing could enhance their memory, according to a new study. Researchers from the University of Waterloo found that even if people weren't good at it, drawing, as a method to help retain new information, was better than re-writing notes, visualization exercises or passively looking at images.

6-Dec-2018 11:45 AM EST

Article ID: 704950

CWRU’s Jonathan Haines, PhD, secures $14.6 million grant to study Alzheimer’s disease across diverse populations

Case Western Reserve University

Jonathan Haines, PhD, with Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine will lead a national collaboration to expand big data genetic research into Alzheimer’s disease to include stronger representation from African-American and Hispanic communities. Funding for the research – $14.6 million to be awarded over multiple years – is from the National Institute on Aging at the National Institutes of Health.

5-Dec-2018 10:05 AM EST
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Article ID: 704731

Neuroscientists Pinpoint Genes Tied to Dementia

University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Health Sciences

A UCLA-led research team has identified genetic processes involved in the neurodegeneration that occurs in dementia — an important step on the path toward developing therapies that could slow or halt the course of the disease. The findings appear Dec. 3 in the journal Nature Medicine.

3-Dec-2018 9:00 AM EST

Article ID: 704716

PhRMA Foundation Releases Highlights of its 2018 Funding Efforts

PhRMA Foundation

The PhRMA Foundation awarded more than $6 million over the last two years to more than 100 leaders in scientific research in the United States. The Foundation is proud to announce another successful year supporting innovative research efforts in areas of great importance: Alzheimer’s Disease, Melanoma, Parkinson’s Disease, Schizophrenia, Breast Cancer, Lung Cancer, Leukemia, Ulcerative Colitis, Vascular Disease, and Colorectal Cancer. This year the Foundation also funded two Centers of Excellence in Value Assessment.

30-Nov-2018 2:05 PM EST
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Article ID: 704472

Study Finds Biases in Widely Used Dementia Identification Tests

American Academy of Neurology (AAN)

Quick tests used in primary care settings to identify whether people are likely to have dementia may often be wrong, according to a study published in the November 28, 2018, online issue of Neurology® Clinical Practice, an official journal of the American Academy of Neurology.

27-Nov-2018 12:05 PM EST

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