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As Out-of-Pocket Costs for Neurologic Medications Rise, People Less Likely to Take Them

American Academy of Neurology (AAN)

As out-of-pocket costs go up for drugs for the neurologic disorders Alzheimer’s disease, peripheral neuropathy and Parkinson’s disease, people are less likely to take the drugs as often as their doctors prescribed, according to a study funded by the American Academy of Neurology and published in the February 19, 2020, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.

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14-Feb-2020 1:45 PM EST
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Right Place, Right Time

Harvard Medical School

Harvard researchers have discovered a new mechanism for how the brain and its arteries communicate to supply blood to areas of heightened neural activity. The findings enable new avenues of study into the role of this process in neurological diseases.

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14-Feb-2020 11:00 AM EST
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Understanding Brain Inflammation and Stroke Recovery

University of Kentucky

University of Kentucky professor Ann Stowe’s research may pave the way to understanding and improving how the brain recovers from stroke.

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19-Feb-2020 8:55 AM EST
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Newswise: Neighborhood Features and One’s Genetic Makeup Interact to Affect Cognitive Function

Neighborhood Features and One’s Genetic Makeup Interact to Affect Cognitive Function

Florida Atlantic University

Few studies have examined how the neighborhood’s physical environment relates to cognition in older adults. Researchers categorized 4,716 individuals by apolipoprotein E (APOE) genotype – a genetic risk factor for Alzheimer’s disease (AD) to determine if there are cognitive benefits of living in neighborhoods with greater access to social, walking and retail destinations. Results showed that the positive influence of neighborhood environments on cognition are strongest among those who are at the lowest risk for AD, specifically APOE ε2 carriers.

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19-Feb-2020 8:30 AM EST
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Despite a marked reduction in the prevalence of dementia, the number of people with dementia is set to double by 2050 according to new Alzheimer Europe report

Alzheimer Europe

Today, at a European Parliament lunch debate hosted by Christophe Hansen MEP (Luxembourg), Alzheimer Europe launched a new report presenting the findings of its collaborative analysis of recent prevalence studies and setting out updated prevalence rates for dementia in Europe.

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18-Feb-2020 11:30 AM EST
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With $3 Million NIH Grant Renewal, Mariana Figueiro Pushes the Frontiers of Light Therapy

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)

With the support of a recent $3 million grant renewal from the National Institute on Aging (NIA), Mariana Figueiro is perfecting a treatment she developed for older adults with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias that helps to regulate sleep and reduce symptoms of depression — and requires no drugs, only light.

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18-Feb-2020 9:50 AM EST
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Newswise: Researchers discover how cells clear misfolded proteins from tissues
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Researchers discover how cells clear misfolded proteins from tissues

The Rockefeller University Press

Researchers in Japan have identified a new quality control system that allows cells to remove damaged and potentially toxic proteins from their surroundings. The study, which will be published February 18 in the Journal of Cell Biology, finds that the Clusterin protein and heparan sulfate proteoglycans combine to bring misfolded proteins into cells for degradation. The findings may lead to new therapeutic targets for neurodegenerative disorders, including Alzheimer’s disease.

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10-Feb-2020 9:55 AM EST
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Newswise: Subtle Decline in Cognition Predicts Progression to Alzheimer’s Pathology

Subtle Decline in Cognition Predicts Progression to Alzheimer’s Pathology

University of California San Diego Health

Researchers at UC San Diego School of Medicine report that abnormal levels of beta-amyloid plaques in brain predict cognitive decline and higher risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease, but also that cognitive performance predicts progression from normal to abnormal levels of beta-amyloid.

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14-Feb-2020 12:40 PM EST
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Newswise: UIC researchers find unique organ-specific signature profiles for blood vessel cells
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13-Feb-2020 10:50 AM EST
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