Controversial New Push to Tie Microbes to Alzheimer's Disease
A journal article says herpes virus and Lyme disease bacteria are behind the mind-robbing illness, but not all researchers are convinced -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
The Medical Imaging &Technology Alliance (MITA) is speaking out agains...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: CMS to limit coverage of new drugs for Alzheimer's disease MITA hails radiopharmaceutical legislation MITA comments on '21st Century Cures 2.0' discussion MITA asks for action on third-party servicing firms MITA comments on proposed payment changes
Herpes zoster ophthalmicus can be devastating. Dr Rapuano urges all ophthalmologists to discuss the zoster vaccine with their patients.Medscape Ophthalmology
The ADvance II study is expected to last four years and the study is enrolling potential test subjects.
Conditions: Alzheimer Disease; Cognitive Decline Intervention: Other: Smart cupboard Sponsor: Universidad de Zaragoza Completed
Condition: Alzheimer Disease Intervention: Other: balance tests,questionnaire Sponsor: Kırıkkale University Not yet recruiting
MD/PhD candidate Abigail Dutton is looking for answers—from incurious mice.
Cell Mol Neurobiol. 2021 Oct 18. doi: 10.1007/s10571-021-01154-8. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTAlzheimer's disease (AD), the most frequently diagnosed dementia, is a senile neurodegenerative disorder characterized by amnesia and cognitive dysfunction. Unfortunately, there are still no successful strategies to prevent AD progression. Thus, the vast majority of research focuses on recognizing risk factors for developing and progressing this disease. Human spirochetes, fungi, Borrelia burgdorferi, Chlamydophila pneumoniae, Helicobacter pylori, and human herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV-1) have all been implicated in the deve...
This study sought to investigate what could be learned from how these men have fared. The men were born in 1925-1928 and similar health-related data from questionnaires, physical examination, and blood samples are available for all surveys. Survival curves over various variable strata were applied to evaluate the impact of individual risk factors and combinations of risk factors on all-cause deaths. At the end of 2018, 118 (16.0%) of the men had reached 90 years of age. Smoking in 1974 was the strongest single risk factor associated with survival, with observed percentages of men reaching 90 years being 26.3, 25.7, ...
The big question regarding Alzheimer's disease has always been why only some people suffer this form of dementia. While being overweight clearly increases the risk of dementia, and it is easy to argue that this is because of the chronic inflammation generated by visceral fat tissue, not every overweight individual progresses to the point of Alzheimer's disease. Some people who are not overweight suffer Alzheimer's disease. The condition starts with rising levels of amyloid-β aggregates forming in the brain, thought to be a progressive process occurring over a decade or more prior to any clinical symptoms, but why does...