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Newswise: Wearable Brain-Machine Interface Could Control a Wheelchair, Vehicle or Computer

Article ID: 719334

Wearable Brain-Machine Interface Could Control a Wheelchair, Vehicle or Computer

Georgia Institute of Technology

Combining new classes of nanomembrane electrodes with flexible electronics and a deep learning algorithm could help disabled people wirelessly control an electric wheelchair, interact with a computer or operate a small robotic vehicle without donning a bulky hair-electrode cap or contending with wires.

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20-Sep-2019 8:05 AM EDT
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    18-Sep-2019 4:00 PM EDT

Article ID: 718976

AAN Recommends People 65+ Be Screened Yearly for Memory Problems

American Academy of Neurology (AAN)

People with mild cognitive impairment have thinking and memory problems but usually do not know it because such problems are not severe enough to affect their daily activities. Yet mild cognitive impairment can be an early sign of Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia.

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13-Sep-2019 2:45 PM EDT

Article ID: 719112

Dr. Jeffrey Cummings Wins Alzheimer's Drug Discovery Foundation's (ADDF) Prestigious Melvin R. Goodes Prize

Alzheimer's Drug Discovery Foundation

Dr. Jeffrey Cummings, a world-renowned Alzheimer's researcher and leader in clinical trials, has been named the recipient of the 2019 Melvin R. Goodes Prize for Excellence in Alzheimer's Drug Discovery. The prize, awarded by the Alzheimer's Drug Discovery Foundation (ADDF), recognizes leading researchers developing treatments for Alzheimer's disease and related dementias.

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17-Sep-2019 1:05 PM EDT
Newswise: Exercise could slow withering effects of Alzheimer’s
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    17-Sep-2019 12:00 PM EDT

Article ID: 718949

Exercise could slow withering effects of Alzheimer’s

UT Southwestern Medical Center

Exercising several times a week may delay brain deterioration in people at high risk for Alzheimer’s disease, according to a study that scientists say merits further research to establish whether fitness can affect the progression of dementia.

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13-Sep-2019 10:05 AM EDT
Newswise: How cells recycle proteins

Article ID: 718988

How cells recycle proteins

South Dakota State University

A team of scientists will use E. coli cells to help understand how human cells break down excess or unusable proteins into amino acids they can use.

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16-Sep-2019 4:10 AM EDT
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    11-Sep-2019 4:00 PM EDT

Article ID: 718786

Brain Changes May Help Track Dementia, Even Before Diagnosis

American Academy of Neurology (AAN)

Even before a dementia diagnosis, people with mild cognitive impairment may have different changes in the brain depending on what type of dementia they have, according to a study published in the September 11, 2019, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.

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11-Sep-2019 12:05 AM EDT
Newswise: How the Eyes Might Be Windows to the Risk of Alzheimer’s Disease

Article ID: 718766

How the Eyes Might Be Windows to the Risk of Alzheimer’s Disease

University of California San Diego Health

UC San Diego researchers say that measuring how quickly a person’s pupil dilates while they are taking cognitive tests may be a low-cost, low-invasive method to aid in screening individuals at increased genetic risk for AD before cognitive decline begins.

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10-Sep-2019 2:05 PM EDT
Newswise: Study Suggests PTSD Associated with Cognitive Impairment Onset in 911 Responders

Article ID: 718668

Study Suggests PTSD Associated with Cognitive Impairment Onset in 911 Responders

Stony Brook University

A new study led by Stony Brook University that includes 1,800 WTC 911 responders reveals that PTSD is strongly associated with onset of mild cognitive impairment (MCI). The study, published early online in Alzheimer’s & Dementia: Diagnosis, Assessment, and Disease Monitoring,

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9-Sep-2019 1:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 718677

New drug may protect against memory loss in Alzheimer’s disease

University at Buffalo

A new drug discovered through a research collaboration between the University at Buffalo and Tetra Therapeutics may protect against memory loss, nerve damage and other symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease.

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9-Sep-2019 1:05 PM EDT

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