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  • Researchers identify the molecular target of J147...nearing clinical trials...Alzheimer's disease

    01/09/2018 12:49:23 PM PST · by Red Badger · 36 replies
    medicalxpress.com ^ | January 9, 2018 | Salk Institute
    The experimental drug J147 is something of a modern elixir of life; it's been shown to treat Alzheimer's disease and reverse aging in mice and is almost ready for clinical trials in humans. Now, Salk scientists have solved the puzzle of what, exactly, J147 does. In a paper published January 7, 2018, in the journal Aging Cell, they report that the drug binds to a protein found in mitochondria, the energy-generating powerhouses of cells. In turn, they showed, it makes aging cells, mice and flies appear more youthful. "This really glues together everything we know about J147 in terms of...
  • Trump to Kim Jong Un: My (nuclear) button is bigger and it works!

    01/02/2018 5:05:48 PM PST · by cotton1706 · 87 replies
    Twitter.com ^ | 1/2/18 | Donald Trump
    Trump on Twitter North Korean Leader Kim Jong Un just stated that the “Nuclear Button is on his desk at all times.” Will someone from his depleted and food starved regime please inform him that I too have a Nuclear Button, but it is a much bigger & more powerful one than his, and my Button works!
  • Trump: I have a 'much bigger' button than Kim Jong Un

    01/02/2018 5:41:38 PM PST · by Mariner · 35 replies
    The Hill ^ | January 2nd 2018 | By Max Greenwood
    President Trump on Tuesday said that the nuclear launch button on his desk is "much bigger" and "more powerful" than that of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un – and that his button actually "works." "North Korean Leader Kim Jong Un just stated that the 'Nuclear Button is on his desk at all times,'" Trump tweeted. "Will someone from his depleted and food starved regime please inform him that I too have a Nuclear Button, but it is a much bigger & more powerful one than his, and my Button works!" Trump's comments came after Kim said in a New...
  • Report: Scientists Find Alzheimer’s Treatment While Trying To Cure Diabetes

    01/02/2018 1:27:46 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 90 replies
    CBS New York ^ | January 2, 2018
    Although their goal was to cure diabetes, scientists may have stumbled onto a new medication to help treat the devastating effects of Alzheimer’s disease. According to a press release from researchers at Lancaster University, a new drug being tested for diabetes patients was found to have “significantly reversed memory loss” in test subjects and is now being examined as possible treatment for neurodegenerative disorders. The medication, known as a triple receptor drug — or “triple agonist” — reportedly works in multiple ways to protect the brain against degeneration and promote growth. Researchers say that a study of mice being given...
  • Alzheimer's breakthrough: Discovered the disease's 'ground zero' - paving the way to a cure

    12/20/2017 2:41:30 PM PST · by x1stcav · 39 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 12/20/17 | Staff
    Alzheimer's disease is caused by immune cells in the brain triggered by inflammation, according to a breakthrough discovery. The new research could lead to the development of a drug that treats or even prevents the condition within five years, say scientists. Experiments found destroying specific cells - known as microglia - reduced the formation of clumps of amyloid beta that form in Alzheimer's and destroy memory. These are the rogue proteins believed to lie at the root of the devastating neurological illness. Human trials of all therapies have failed in the past. Most have targeted the amyloid plaques that build...
  • Major cause of dementia discovered

    12/11/2017 1:33:07 PM PST · by Red Badger · 93 replies
    medicalxpress.com ^ | 12-11-2017 | Provided by: University of Manchester
    An international team of scientists have confirmed the discovery of a major cause of dementia, with important implications for possible treatment and diagnosis. Professor Garth Cooper from The University of Manchester, who leads the Manchester team, says the build-up of urea in the brain to toxic levels can cause brain damage - and eventually dementia. The work follows on from Professor Cooper's earlier studies, which identified metabolic linkages between Huntington's, other neurodegenerative diseases and type-2 diabetes. The team consists of scientists from The University of Manchester, the University of Auckland, AgResearch New Zealand, the South Australian Research and Development Institute,...
  • Establishment Politicians Using ‘Carbon Tax’ to Foil Trump

    02/10/2017 2:00:27 PM PST · by Kaslin · 38 replies
    American Thinker ^ | February 10, 2017 | Norman Rogers
    A number of mostly elderly very important persons have been compromised by the global warming hoax. The following wise men signed a tract: “The Conservative Case for Carbon Dividends.” George Shultz - 96James A Baker - 86Martin Feldstein - 77Thomas Stephenson - 74Rob Walton - 72Henry Paulson - 70N. Gregory Mankiw - 59Ted Halstead - 48 The carbon dividend tract was promoted in a Wall Street Journal article published on February 7th and signed by former Secretaries of State, Shultz and Baker. According to Shultz and Baker: “…there is mounting evidence of problems with the atmosphere that are growing too...
  • Alzheimer’s May Be Preventable in a Decade

    10/23/2017 9:08:11 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 59 replies
    New York Post ^ | October 23, 2017 | Molly Shea
    Roughly 5 ¹/₂ million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s, a disease that ravages sufferers’ memories and, ultimately, stops their bodies from performing basic functions. There’s no cure, and not much that patients and their caregivers can do to stop the progression — but according to Joseph Jebelli, a neuroscientist and author of “In Pursuit of Memory: The Fight Against Alzheimer’s” (Little, Brown; out Oct. 31), hope is on the way. He estimates that there will be a medication to prevent the disease within the next 10 to 20 years. “[The idea is to push] the disease back, by developing a drug...
  • Dementia treatment: First new Alzheimer’s drug for years on horizon - and it may be CURE

    10/14/2017 12:42:40 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    UK Daily Express ^ | 10/13/2017 | By LAUREN CLARK
    DEMENTIA - including Alzheimer’s disease - still has no effective treatment. However, the first new drugs for 14 years are likely to be approved next year - and they might just be the cure. Dementia is a decline in mental ability, and Alzheimer’s disease is its most common type. There are currently 44 million people around the world who suffer from the debilitating condition, which can cause memory loss and problems thinking. Despite the fact it costs the UK £26 billion a year, scientists have remained unable to successfully treat Alzheimer’s and other types of dementia. Last month a clinical...
  • Congress’ pharmacist hints some members have Alzheimer’s, backpedals furiously

    10/12/2017 7:05:08 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 45 replies
    Ars Technica ^ | October 11, 2017 | Beth Mole
    Wednesday morning, Stat published a piece on the quaint, old-school pharmacy that hand-delivers prescription medications to our hardworking Congress members on the Hill each day. While the piece was focused on the history and workings of the pharmacy, the Internet zeroed in on one eye-popping section: Mike Kim, the reserved pharmacist-turned-owner of the pharmacy, said he has gotten used to knowing the most sensitive details about some of the most famous people in Washington. “At first it’s cool, and then you realize, I’m filling some drugs that are for some pretty serious health problems as well. And these are the...
  • Pharmacist hints some Congress members have Alzheimer’s

    10/11/2017 2:22:24 PM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 82 replies
    NY Post ^ | October 11, 2017 | Ruth Brown
    A pharmacist who fills all the scripts for Congress members says he’s given Alzheimer’s drugs to lawmakers — who may be running the country minus their marbles. “At first it’s cool, and then you realize, I’m filling some drugs that are for some pretty serious health problems as well. And these are the people that are running the country,” Mike Kim told STAT News, reportedly citing diabetes and Alzheimer’s treatments. “It makes you kind of sit back and say, ‘Wow, they’re making the highest laws of the land and they might not even remember what happened yesterday.’” Kim owns Grubb’s...
  • Parasite Linked with Alzheimer's And Parkinson's Diseases, Epilepsy, and Cancer

    09/14/2017 5:55:32 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 48 replies
    About a third of the world’s population is chronically infected with the protozoan parasite Toxoplasma gondii. Data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) suggest that about 11% of the U.S. population aged 6 years and over is infected with the parasite, while in other countries the infection rate has been shown to be up to 95%. Researchers from 16 institutions across the U.S., Canada, England, Scotland, and Australia have now analyzed genetic, transcriptomic, and proteomic data from infected individuals, and from studies in cell cultures, to link T. gondii infection with a number of brain disorders,...
  • Joe DeNucci, boxer and long-serving politician, dies at 78

    09/09/2017 7:56:40 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 15 replies
    AP via Boston.com ^ | September 8, 2017
    Joe DeNucci, a former world class middleweight boxing contender who became a politician and the longest-serving state auditor in Massachusetts history, has died at age 78. DeNucci, who had suffered from Alzheimer’s disease, died Friday at his home in Newton, where his death was confirmed by the Andrew J. Magni & Son Funeral Home. In his boxing days he fought quality opponents including Emile Griffith, a world champion in multiple weight classes, before turning to the equally rough-and-tumble world of state politics. As a Democrat, he served as a state representative and later held the office of state auditor for...
  • Need assistance with purchasing tracking device for elderly dementia

    08/13/2017 6:02:17 PM PDT · by MNDude · 24 replies
    I am needing some assistance and Technical advice regarding the right option for purchasing a tracking device for a senior citizen with dementia. I have an elderly friend whose wife is in an unsecured assisted living home. Last week she wandered off into the rural small town. So I am trying to help my friend find the correct tracking device for his wife. It seems like everything has a drawback. Here is what is important for what we are looking for. One. It must have a long battery life. It seems like most devices out there last for only about...
  • Country Music Legend Glen Campbell Dies at 81

    08/08/2017 2:00:36 PM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 74 replies
    Variety ^ | 08/08/2017 | Andrew Barker
    Country legend Glen Campbell, whose crossover hits “Gentle on My Mind,” “By the Time I Get to Phoenix” and “Rhinestone Cowboy” forged a lasting bridge between country and pop music, died Tuesday. He was 81. In 2011, Campbell announced he had been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease and mounted a well-publicized farewell tour. His official Twitter posted the news.
  • Glen Campbell dead at 81

    08/08/2017 1:33:42 PM PDT · by Ciaphas Cain · 170 replies
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  • Glen Campbell Is the Most Underappreciated Musician in America

    07/21/2017 4:43:38 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 66 replies
    The Week ^ | July 18, 2017 | Matthew Walther
    It's been nice to see that with the release of Adiós, his new — and almost certainly final — album, Glen Campbell is finally getting his dues from critics. Campbell has always been a hard critical sell, especially among people steeped in the Whig Interpretation of Pop History who don't own copies of Southern Nights but think that, say, Brian Wilson was some kind of genius because he introduced animal noises into mediocre pop songs. (Clearly these are people who have never browsed the racks at their local Goodwill, where roughly 50 percent of the records are goofy but very...
  • Moments After Questioning Trump's Mental Health, Pelosi Has Senior Moment(s)

    06/09/2017 8:12:21 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 69 replies
    grabien.com ^ | Jun 9, 2017 | Staff
    Pelosi's aide came to her assistance, passing her a note alerting her to the slip-up she's made many times before Shortly after calling into question President Trump's mental health on MSNBC's 'Morning Joe,' House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi's own mental health came under scrutiny, as the 77-year-old California congresswoman referred to President Trump as "President Bush" and forgot what day of the week it is. A reporter quickly helped her correct the gaffe, interjecting "Trump," but Pelosi appeared oblivious she slipped up. An aide then emerged from the sidelines, passing Pelosi a note, notifying her she got the two presidents...
  • Vanity: My Mom had a Stroke Today

    05/04/2017 10:46:43 PM PDT · by Yaelle · 129 replies
    My family ^ | 4/4/17 | Self
    She was at a friend's house, visiting for a few days. She has had Alzheimer's for over 6 years. She has not had any health problems other than that, but she is over 80. Today she had the classic symptoms of stroke, paralysis and drooping on one side, slurred speech, confusion, so her friend called paramedics and she is now at a good hospital. MRI has confirmed stroke. All her symptoms have gone, and she doesn't even remember why she is in the hospital or that she had a stroke. The doctors are still running tests. She is being given...
  • Artificial 'brain in a dish' created in a world first: could shed light on Alzheimer's

    04/27/2017 7:40:30 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 34 replies
    www.dailymail.co.uk ^ | Updated: 14:52 EDT, 26 April 2017 | Victoria Allen Science Correspondent
    Scientists have grown the first working 'mini-brains' in a dish which could provide future treatments for autism and epilepsy. The lab-grown organs have their own brain cells, formed into circuits similar to those of a two-month-old baby in the womb. Described as 'thrilling science', it is the first time a human forebrain has been seen in action outside the body. Scientists hope to use the mini-brains to watch in real time the triggers for epilepsy, when brain cells become hyperactive, and autism, where they are thought to form bad connections. It could pave the way for drugs to treat these...