Emily Yurkins blighted by 'childhood Alzheimer's'
Six-year-old Emily Yurkins, of St Louis, Missouri, has Sanflippo Syndrome, also called 'childhood Alzheimer's.' It is a cruel, incurable genetic disease.
Under the leadership of Professor Bart De Strooper, the UK Dementia Research Institute aims to revolutionise the way we diagnose and treat dementia and improve quality of life for everyone affected.
A study published yesterday (11 December) has suggested that a build-up of urea in the brain could be a major cause of dementia.
Last week, we brought together civil servants with charities, academics, think-tanks and insurance companies in a landmark event on social care reform.
Discussion The aging rhesus macaque provides the long-sought animal model for exploring the etiology of late-onset Alzheimer's disease and for testing preventive strategies.
DR MARTIN SCURR answers readers' health questions, including on the possibility of a link between aluminium and Alzheimer ’s which has been the subject of debate for years.
By 2060, an estimated 15 million Americans will have either Alzheimer ’ s disease or mild cognitive impairment, a dramatic increase over the 6.08 million currently affected, new research shows.Medscape Medical News
Hailed as ‘enormously significant’, results in groundbreaking trial are first time a drug has been shown to suppress effects of Huntington’s genetic mutationA landmark trial for Huntington ’s disease has announced positive results, suggesting that an experimental drug could become the first to slow the progression of the devastating genetic illness.The results have been hailed as “enormously significant” because it is the first time any drug has been shown to suppress the effects of the Huntington’s mutation that causes irreversible damage to the brain. Current treatments only help...
Effort streamlines study infrastructure to improve recruitment diversity, advance research.
FINDINGSUCLA neuroscientists are the first to show that rhythmic waves in the brain called theta oscillations happen more often when someone is navigating an unfamiliar environment, and that the more quickly a person moves, the more theta oscillations take place — presumably to process incoming information faster.In an unexpected finding, theta oscillations were most prominent in a blind person who relied on a cane to move. The scientists hypothesized that a sightless person explores a strange environment through multiple senses, which would require more brain activity to process the extra sensory input.BACKGROUNDThe...
Discussion: Because large numbers of persons are living with preclinical AD, our results underscore the need for secondary preventions for persons with existing AD brain pathology who are likely to develop clinical disease during their lifetimes as well as primary preventions for persons without preclinical disease. The Study in Context Bill Gates announces $50 million investment to fight Alzheimer’s Disease From Anti-Alzheimer’s ‘Magic Bullets’ to True Brain Health Solving the Brain Fitness Puzzle Is the Key to Self-Empowered Aging 10 million people develop dementia every year Report: 35% of...