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Newswise: Evolutionary Biologist Receives Award to Study the Regenerative Powers of the Shrew

Article ID: 710915

Evolutionary Biologist Receives Award to Study the Regenerative Powers of the Shrew

Stony Brook University

Stony Brook University's Liliana Dávalos, PhD, is studying the phenomenal capabilities of the shrew, which shrinks up to 20 percent during winter months without hibernating. The research may shed light on the processes of neurological degeneration and regeneration in mammals.

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8-Apr-2019 11:05 AM EDT
Newswise: Novel Tool Gauges Rural, Older Adults’ Knowledge of Alzheimer’s

Article ID: 710875

Novel Tool Gauges Rural, Older Adults’ Knowledge of Alzheimer’s

Florida Atlantic University

Nursing researchers have developed a novel tool called the “Basic Knowledge of Alzheimer’s Disease,” to measure and assess Alzheimer’s knowledge in rural and underserved communities, in a way that matches their socioeconomic, educational and cultural needs. They put the survey to a test at senior centers in the Florida Glades and Appalachian Virginia, West Virginia, Alabama and North Carolina.

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8-Apr-2019 9:00 AM EDT

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Could Eating Garlic Reduce Aging-Related Memory Problems?

Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB)

Consuming garlic helps counteract age-related changes in gut bacteria associated with memory problems, according to a new study conducted with mice. The benefit comes from allyl sulfide, a compound in garlic known for its health benefits.

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1-Apr-2019 9:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 710410

Gum Bacteria Implicated in Alzheimer’s and Other Diseases

Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB)

Researchers are reporting new findings on how bacteria involved in gum disease can travel throughout the body, exuding toxins connected with Alzheimer’s disease, rheumatoid arthritis and aspiration pneumonia.

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1-Apr-2019 9:00 AM EDT
Newswise: Study: Protein Key to Charcot-Marie-Tooth, Other Nerve Diseases

Article ID: 710711

Study: Protein Key to Charcot-Marie-Tooth, Other Nerve Diseases

Cedars-Sinai

A new study provides critical insight into a little-known, yet relatively common, inherited neurological condition called Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease. The findings point to a pathway to possible treatments for this disease and better understanding of other neurodegenerative disorders, including Alzheimer's disease, that affect millions.

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4-Apr-2019 8:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 710713

Detecting Eye and Brain Disease Earlier

University of Illinois at Chicago

The eyes may be the window to the soul, but to scientists, they are also the window to the brain. In particular, the retina, a delicate light-sensing neural network with specialized cells at the back of the eyeball, is linked directly to the brain via the optic nerve and is considered by some to be part of the brain itself. Now, researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago are developing imaging techniques that will allow them to study minute changes in the retina that indicate the early stages of brain diseases like Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s disease.

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3-Apr-2019 2:05 PM EDT

Article ID: 710632

Alzheimer's Drug Discovery Foundation Announces New Research Initiative to Advance Digital Tools for Detection of Alzheimer's and Related Dementias

Alzheimer's Drug Discovery Foundation

As part of its Diagnostics Accelerator research program, the Alzheimer's Drug Discovery Foundation (ADDF) announced today a new initiative that aims to fast-track the development of digital tools for Alzheimer's disease and related dementias.

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2-Apr-2019 1:30 PM EDT

Article ID: 710592

3D-printed transparent skull provides a window to the brain

University of Minnesota College of Science and Engineering

Researchers at the University of Minnesota have developed a unique 3D-printed transparent skull implant for mice that provides an opportunity to watch activity of the entire brain surface in real time. The device allows fundamental brain research that could provide new insight for human brain conditions such as concussions, Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease.

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2-Apr-2019 8:05 AM EDT

Article ID: 710461

A "Low Dose Aspirin" for Dementia? Drug Ready for First in-Human Testing

University of Kentucky

Alzheimer's disease wreaks emotional havoc on patients, who are robbed of their memories, their dignity, and their lives. To date, there have been very few successes in the pursuit of a treatment. But one drug that looks at AD from a different angle is now ready for its first round of testing in humans.

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2-Apr-2019 7:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 710437

Home-Based Tools Can Help Assess Dementia Risk and Progression

University of California San Diego Health

Researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine, with colleagues elsewhere, report on a novel four-year, randomized clinical trial evaluating different home-based methods to assess cognitive function and decline in participants over the age of 75.

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29-Mar-2019 9:00 AM EDT

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