Treatment Horizon & The Hope for Future Drugs – ALZHEIMER’s / DEMENTIA-

Currently, there are five FDA-approved Alzheimer’s drugs that treat the symptoms of Alzheimer’s — temporarily helping memory and thinking problems in about half of the people who take them. But these medications do not treat the underlying causes of Alzheimer’s. In contrast, many of the new drugs in development aim to modify the disease process itself, by […]

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Brain insulin resistance contributes to cognitive decline in Alzheimer’s disease

ScienceDaily (Mar. 23, 2012) ? Insulin resistance in the brain precedes and contributes to cognitive decline above and beyond other known causes of Alzheimer’s disease, according to a new study by researchers from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. Insulin is an important hormone in many bodily functions, including the health […]

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Chronic stress spawns protein aggregates linked to Alzheimer’s

ScienceDaily (Mar. 26, 2012) ? Repeated stress triggers the production and accumulation of insoluble tau protein aggregates inside the brain cells of mice, say researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine in a new study published in the March 26 Online Early Edition of the Proceedings of the National Academy of […]

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