Curiosity, Skepticism Over New Algae-Derived Alzheimer's Drug Curiosity, Skepticism Over New Algae-Derived Alzheimer's Drug

US experts are curious and skeptical about a new Alzheimer's drug derived from marine algae that was conditionally approved earlier this month by Chinese regulatory authorities for mild-to-moderate AD.Medscape Medical News
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Longtime "Sunday Morning" viewers will recognize Eugenia Zukerman, the internationally-acclaimed flutist, who for more than 20 years covered the arts for this broadcast. But now, Zukerman is opening up to Rita Braver about her battle with Alzheimer's, and how music, writing and humor are helping her cope, as she describes in her book, "Like Falling Through a Cloud: A Lyrical Memoir of Coping With Forgetfulness, Confusion, and a Dreaded Diagnosis."
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The acclaimed flutist, broadcast journalist and author opens up about her diagnosis, and how music, writing and finding joy in life are helping her cope with a fading memory
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Fight Aging! publishes news and commentary relevant to the goal of ending all age-related disease, to be achieved by bringing the mechanisms of aging under the control of modern medicine. This weekly newsletter is sent to thousands of interested subscribers. To subscribe or unsubscribe from the newsletter, please visit: https://www.fightaging.org/newsletter/ Longevity Industry Consulting Services Reason, the founder of Fight Aging! and Repair Biotechnologies, offers strategic consulting services to investors, entrepreneurs, and others interested in the longevity industry and its complexities. To find out m...
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Many patients with cognitive impairment have anxiety or depression, but standard treatments are difficult for people with memory issues.
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The increased expression of gonadotropin releasing hormone receptor (GnRH ‐R) in brain has been strongly linked to Alzheimer´s disease. Therefore, the development of radiolabeled imaging agents for GnRH‐R is relevant for early diagnosis of Alzheimer`s disease. We have recently disclosed the discovery of two promising compounds displaying nanomolar‐range affinity fo r the GnRH‐R. In the present study, a preclinical evaluation of the compound properties was performed to evaluate their potential as Single Photon Emission Computed Tomography (SPECT) radiotracers for imaging the GnRH‐receptor. The compounds were...
Source: Journal of Labelled Compounds and Radiopharmaceuticals - Category: Biochemistry Authors: Tags: RESEARCH ARTICLE Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: This study did not support an association between statin use and diagnostic conversion but suggested a possible association between statin use and cognitive change in EMCI. Additional randomized clinical trials of statins may be warranted in the prodromal EMCI stage of AD. PMID: 31806426 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: The American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Tags: Am J Geriatr Psychiatry Source Type: research
Publication date: 1 January 2020Source: Neuroscience, Volume 424Author(s): Eva-Lotta von Rüden, Christina Zellinger, Julia Gedon, Andreas Walker, Vera Bierling, Cornelia A. Deeg, Stefanie M. Hauck, Heidrun PotschkaAbstractClinical evidence and pathological studies suggest a bidirectional link between temporal lobe epilepsy and Alzheimer’s disease (AD). Data analysis from omic studies offers an excellent opportunity to identify the overlap in molecular alterations between the two pathologies.We have subjected proteomic data sets from a rat model of epileptogenesis to a bioinformatics analysis focused on proteins ...
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EARLY PREDICTION OF ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE DEMENTIA BASED ON BASELINE HIPPOCAMPAL MRI AND 1-YEAR FOLLOW-UP COGNITIVE MEASURES USING DEEP RECURRENT NEURAL NETWORKS. Proc IEEE Int Symp Biomed Imaging. 2019 Apr;2019:368-371 Authors: Li H, Fan Y, Alzheimer’s Disease Neuroimaging Initiative Abstract Multi-modal biological, imaging, and neuropsychological markers have demonstrated promising performance for distinguishing Alzheimer's disease (AD) patients from cognitively normal elders. However, it remains difficult to early predict when and which mild cognitive impairment (MCI) individuals will convert to...
Source: Proceedings - International Symposium on Biomedical Imaging - Category: Radiology Tags: Proc IEEE Int Symp Biomed Imaging Source Type: research
Authors: Ghadiri-Sani M, Larner AJ Abstract The head turning sign was first described as such more than 20 years ago but only recently have empirical studies of the sign in large cohorts of patients being assessed for cognitive disorders been reported. Although precise operationalisation of the sign has differed between studies, nevertheless it appears to be frequently observed in cognitive clinic patient cohorts, more so in Alzheimer's disease than in other dementias and with an intermediate frequency in mild cognitive impairment. Head turning is an easily observed and categorised sign and may raise suspicion of t...
Source: Journal of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh - Category: General Medicine Tags: J R Coll Physicians Edinb Source Type: research
Authors: Silverstein NM, Pitheckoff N, Dugan E Abstract Engaging gerontology students in research that hits "close-to-home" can have lasting benefits for them and their communities both professionally and personally. Since 2016, cohorts of undergraduate/certificate students in an online applied research in aging course have explored healthy aging in their Massachusetts' (MA) communities. The students utilized both primary and secondary data sources. First, they extracted data from the 2014-2015 healthy aging data report (HADR) community profiles of 367 MA communities. Then they conducted in-person in...
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