Tag Archives: Alzheimer’s

NIH head predicts Alzheimer’s breakthrough within five years

The head of the Trump administration’s medical research institution predicted the United States would be closer to slowing the progression of Alzheimer’s disease within the next five years. “Will we have a cure this year? Probably not,” National Institutes of Health Director Francis Collins said on New Year’s Eve in an interview with Newsmakers on… Read More »

I’m testing an experimental drug to see if it halts Alzheimer’s

Steve Dominy led a landmark study that linked gum disease bacteria to Alzheimer’s disease. He tells New Scientist why we should stop treating medicine and dentistry separately Health 18 December 2019 Porphyromonas gingivalis bacteria can cause gum disease – and maybe Alzheimer’sA. Dowsett, Public Health England/Science Photo Library IN JANUARY, we broke the news that… Read More »

Exercise Protects Brain In Those At High Risk Of Alzheimer’s

According to research, exercise helps bring about brain changes which can protect against cognitive decline in individuals at high risk, which includes Alzheimer’s disease. The study indicates that the benefits of exercise to brain function could be even greater for individuals at genetic risk for Alzheimer’s disease compared to those without the genetic risk.[1] Individuals… Read More »

Will Alzheimer’s disease researchers miss seeing the forest from the trees?

The National Institute of Aging (NIA) just announced $ 73 million over five years to fund two new research centers. “The Alzheimer Centers for the Discovery of New Medicines are designed to diversify and reinvigorate the Alzheimer’s disease drug development pipeline,” says the NIA online. The AlzForum.org has more details, quoting researchers saying they will… Read More »

Model Predicts Cognitive Decline Due to Alzheimer’s Up to Two Years Out

Researchers hope the system can zero in on the right patients to enroll in clinical trials, to speed discovery of drug treatments. By Rob Matheson A new model developed at MIT can help predict if patients at risk for Alzheimer’s disease will experience clinically significant cognitive decline due to the disease, by predicting their cognition… Read More »

Transcranial Electromagnetic Treatment Halts, Reverses Alzheimer’s

August 12th, 2019 Medgadget Editors Medicine, Neurology, Neurosurgery, Rehab A new medical device is showing that it may be possible to improve and even reverse cognitive decline in those with Alzheimer’s disease, all without drugs and with little noticeable side effects. The MemorEM system from NeuroEM Therapeutics, a company based in Phoenix, Arizona, delivers transcranial… Read More »