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Discovering a Major Contributor to Alzheimer’s Disease

Summary: Researchers identified a pathway that begins in the gut and ends with a pro-inflammatory protein in the brain that appears to contribute to the development and progression of Alzheimer’s disease. Source: LSU Research led by Drs. Yuhai Zhao and Walter J Lukiw at the LSU Health New Orleans Neuroscience Center and the Departments of …

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Two FDA-Approved Drugs Can Improve Cognition and Curb Alzheimer’s

The recipients of these drugs had cognitive improvement and an improvement in their clinical diagnosis. The psychiatric medications enhance Alzheimer’s patient’s cognition. According to a study by researchers at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, two widely used psychiatric drugs show indications of treating Alzheimer’s disease symptoms, including enhancing cognition. “The people who received …

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How 2 common viruses may trigger Alzheimer's

How 2 common viruses may trigger Alzheimer’s

Share on PinterestAre two common viruses responsible for the onset of Alzheimer’s? Image credit: Bloomberg Creative/Getty Images. A new study finds that two very common viruses most people carry might interact to cause Alzheimer’s disease. Vaccines for one of the viruses appear to reduce the chances of developing Alzheimer’s. The research suggests that other common …

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Catching shingles may raise the risk of Alzheimer's disease by setting off a chain reaction in the brain, scientists have warned (file image)

Shingles may raise your risk of Alzheimer’s, study warns

Catching shingles may raise the risk of Alzheimer’s disease, scientists have warned. A study led by Oxford University found the infection can set off a chain reaction in the brain linked to dementia. It does this by waking up a different, normally-harmless herpes virus that remains dormant in our bodies from childhood. This leads to a …

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A Diabetes Drug Could Protect Against Alzheimer’s

The findings suggest that the target protein of a diabetes drug could be a promising option for the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease. Target protein for diabetes drug linked to a lower risk of Alzheimer’s disease According to a study from the Karolinska Institutet in Sweden that was published in the journal Neurology, mechanisms connected to a …

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Loss of smell is a warning sign of Alzheimer’s. What if you lose your sense of smell from Covid?

Loss of smell is a warning sign of Alzheimer’s. What if you lose your sense of smell from Covid?

One of the stranger symptoms of Covid — the loss of the sense of smell — is a symptom that, well before the pandemic, was considered to be a warning sign for dementia.  The big question for researchers now is whether Covid-related loss of smell might also be associated with cognitive decline. Around 5 percent …

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Varicella Zoster Virus, Herpes Simplex Virus and Alzheimer’s Disease

Common Viruses May Be Triggering Alzheimer’s Disease

Varicella zoster virus (VZV), which commonly causes chickenpox and shingles, activates herpes simplex virus (HSV) from dormancy in neural tissue grown in vitro, which then leads to an increase in plaque deposits and decrease in neural signaling — hallmarks of Alzheimer’s disease. Credit: Tufts University Shingles infection may awaken dormant neurological herpes viruses, causing inflammation …

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How a Neurotransmitter May Be the Key in Controlling Alzheimer’s Toxicity​

Summary: Study reveals how somatostatin and copper affect amyloid beta in Alzheimer’s disease pathology. Source: KAIST With nearly 50 million dementia patients worldwide, and Alzheimers’s disease is the most common neurodegenerative disease. Its main symptom is the impairment of general cognitive abilities, including the ability to speak or to remember. The importance of finding a …

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U researcher seeks to sustain Alzheimer's findings amid image scandal

U researcher seeks to sustain Alzheimer’s findings amid image scandal

Accusations of doctored images and manipulated Alzheimer’s disease research may tarnish the University of Minnesota, but a bigger question looms amid the race for a cure. What of the landmark U Alzheimer’s discoveries remains valid? Researchers questioning whether images in U studies were doctored said they could undermine a key discovery in 2006: a protein, …

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