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  • Gut Bacteria May Play a Role in Alzheimer’s Disease

    02/11/2017 9:59:04 PM PST · by Ciaphas Cain · 24 replies
    Neuroscience News ^ | February 10, 2017
    New research from Lund University in Sweden has shown that intestinal bacteria can accelerate the development of Alzheimer’s disease. According to the researchers behind the study, the results open up the door to new opportunities for preventing and treating the disease Because our gut bacteria have a major impact on how we feel through the interaction between the immune system, the intestinal mucosa and our diet, the composition of the gut microbiota is of great interest to research on diseases such as Alzheimer’s. Exactly how our gut microbiota composition is composed depends on which bacteria we receive at birth, our...
  • Progress in The Development of New Drugs in Alzheimer’s Disease

    07/15/2016 9:06:35 PM PDT · by Alannnnnn · 13 replies
    BOC Sciences Blog ^ | 27th, June, 2016 | BOC Sciences
    Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is an age-related neurodegenerative disease that is characterized by a progressive loss of memory associated with other cognitive sphere deficits interfering with social and occupational functioning. The global prevalence of AD was estimated at 26.55 million in 2006. During several years preceding the diagnosis of dementia, there is a gradual cognitive decline with a continuum from the predementia stage to the other stages of the disease. Current treatment strategies address impairments of cholinergic and glutamatergic systems. The cholinergic hypothesis was initially presented over 25 years ago and suggests that a dysfunction of acetylcholine containing neurons in the...
  • There will never be anyone like Tennessee legend Pat Summitt

    06/28/2016 7:05:02 AM PDT · by Loud Mime · 11 replies
    ESPN ^ | 6/28/2016 | Mechelle Voepe
    The lanky Tennessee farm girl they nicknamed "Bone" grew to heights that no one could have anticipated. She traveled the world, became a kind of surrogate mom to hundreds of daughters and helped fundamentally change collegiate athletics. She was born on Flag Day, June 14, 1952, and personified the American Dream. Like most iconic figures, she inspired an almost mythical kind of devotion. But how could someone be so larger-than-life magnificent and yet so humbly warm and real? That was the essence of Pat Summitt, the longtime Tennessee women's basketball coach who died Tuesday morning at age 64, nearly five...
  • Blood test for Alzheimers' coming soon?

    02/19/2016 10:30:24 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 24 replies
    INN ^ | 2/19/2016, 1:12 AM | Gil Ronen
    Alzheimer’s disease affects some 35 million people worldwide and is expected to affect 115 million by 2050, but the disease cannot be detected before it has already caused loss of memory and function. Even then, a long series of tests is required to accurately diagnose Alzheimer's disease, including costly brain imagining scans and even, sometimes, invasive cerebral spinal fluid tests to rule out other diseases. However, a new discovery by Tel Aviv University, Technion (Rambam Medical Center), and Harvard University researchers is taking the medical community on "a leap forward" in the process of effectively screening and diagnosing Alzheimer's disease,...
  • Tragic News About Country Legend Glen Campbell – PLEASE PRAY!

    09/24/2015 7:42:34 PM PDT · by PROCON · 76 replies
    thepoliticalinsider.com ^ | Sep. 20, 2015 | TPI Writer
    Country legend Glen Campbell has been struggling with severe memory loss due to Alzheimer’s disease. A horrible disease in which there is yet not a cure. Now, we learned from his wife Kim that the legend is in the sixth of the seven stages of Alzheimer’s, which means he has lost all ability to communicate. This is tragic! He is responsive to family, but the disease can make him extremely combative at times:Kim, Campbell’s wife of 33 years, says the Country Music Hall of Famer has entered the sixth of the disease’s seven stages so his communication has diminished...
  • Omar Sharif is suffering from Alzheimer’s

    05/24/2015 9:37:06 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 35 replies
    Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 2:34PM BST 23 May 2015 | Nicola Harley
    Hollywood actor Omar Sharif is suffering from Alzheimer’s disease and struggles to remember his most famous films, his son has revealed. The 83-year-old Egyptian-born actor, who shot to fame in 1962 when he starred in Lawrence of Arabia and later for his title role in Doctor Zhivago in 1965, has been struggling with the illness for the last three years. His son, Tarek El-Sharif, has revealed his father has now retired from acting due to the illness, which has seen him confusing the names of his most famous films and forgetting where they were filmed. He says his father knows...
  • Rod Hundley, an Outsize Personality on and Off the Court, Dies at 80 (Hot Rod Hundley)

    03/28/2015 8:40:38 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 9 replies
    The New York Times ^ | March 28, 2015 | Richard Goldstein
    Rod Hundley, basketball’s irrepressible Hot Rod, who parlayed showmanship on the court with flair at the microphone to become a fan favorite for more than half a century, died on Friday at his home near Phoenix. He was 80. Hundley was an electrifying presence at West Virginia University, played for the Lakers and stamped his persona on broadcasting, mostly for the New Orleans Jazz. “Nobody did the things I did on the court and nobody has done them since,” Hundley said of his collegiate exploits in “Hot Rod Hundley: You Gotta Love It Baby!” (2012), written with Tom McEachin. “I’d...
  • Must We Loose This Mortal Coil at 75?

    09/30/2014 11:22:23 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 32 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 30, 2014 | John Linder
    My mother took up golf in her 69th year. She had a terrible grip since she was missing her left thumb. It had become infected prior to the discovery of penicillin and was amputated. She played golf for more than 15 years on the 9-hole course in Deer River, Minnesota. We bought her a golf cart for her 80th birthday which made her a heavily recruited partner. Those were some the best years of her life. She died at 89.This all came to mind when I saw Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel’s appearance on Morning Joe. He discussed an article he wrote...
  • Pat Bowlen resigns control of Denver Broncos, acknowledges he is dealing with Alzheimer's disease

    07/23/2014 6:24:19 AM PDT · by george76 · 11 replies
    ch 7 ^ | Jul 23, 2014 | Deb Stanley
    Denver Broncos team owner Pat Bowlen is steeping down from day-to-day operations because he is battling Alzheimer's Disease ... The Broncos said Bowlen had already been reducing his role in recent years while he was, "courageously and privately battling Alzheimer’s disease." "The Broncos are very saddened that Mr. Bowlen is no longer able to be part of the team’s daily operations due to his condition," the team said on its website. "We continue to offer our full support, compassion and respect to ‘Mr. B,’ who has faced Alzheimer’s disease with such dignity and strength." Team president Joe Ellis will assume...
  • Blood test that can predict Alzheimer's: Elderly could be given early warning

    03/09/2014 9:18:45 PM PDT · by neverdem · 32 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 9 March 2014 | FIONA MACRAE
    The simple blood test could give early warning within three years The test could speed the search for new drugs that delay or prevent disease Experts are pleased, but it could bring health concerns if no cure is found A simple blood test has been developed that gives healthy elderly people precious early warning they may get Alzheimer’s within the next three years. It is hoped the test, the first to predict accurately who will become ill, could speed the search for new drugs that can delay or even prevent the devastating brain disease. It could eventually lead to widespread...
  • Former Reagan Spokesman Larry Speakes Dies at 74

    01/10/2014 4:13:03 PM PST · by EveningStar · 7 replies
    AP via ABC News ^ | January 10, 2014 | Emily Wagster Pettus
    Larry Speakes, who spent six years as acting press secretary for President Ronald Reagan, died Friday in his native Mississippi. He was 74. Speakes died at home in Cleveland, Miss., where he had lived the past several years. Bolivar County Coroner Nate Brown said Speakes had Alzheimer's disease.
  • Scientists pave way for simple pill to cure Alzheimer's

    10/09/2013 9:28:25 PM PDT · by neverdem · 29 replies
    Queensland Times ^ | 10th Oct 2013 | Charlie Cooper
    SCIENTISTS have hailed a historic "turning point" in the search for a medicine that could beat Alzheimer's disease, after a drug-like compound was used to halt brain cell death in mice for the first time. Although the prospect of a pill for Alzheimer's remains a long way off, the landmark British study provides a major new pathway for future drug treatments. The compound works by blocking a faulty signal in brains affected by neurodegenerative diseases. The signal shuts down the production of essential proteins, leading to brain cells being unprotected and dying off. The compound was tested in mice with...
  • The brain's GPS: Researchers discover human neurons linked to navigation in open environments

    08/06/2013 3:02:13 PM PDT · by neverdem · 9 replies
    Biology News Net ^ | August 5, 2013 | NA
    Using direct human brain recordings, a research team from Drexel University, the University of Pennsylvania, UCLA and Thomas Jefferson University has identified a new type of cell in the brain that helps people to keep track of their relative location while navigating an unfamiliar environment. The "grid cell," which derives its name from the triangular grid pattern in which the cell activates during navigation, is distinct among brain cells because its activation represents multiple spatial locations. This behavior is how grid cells allow the brain to keep track of navigational cues such as how far you are from a starting...
  • B-vitamins may delay Alzheimer’s onset

    05/24/2013 11:03:22 PM PDT · by neverdem · 17 replies
    Chemistry World ^ | 21 May 2013 | Emma Stoye
    UK researchers have found that high doses B-vitamins – including folic acid, vitamin B12 and vitamin B6 – can slow down brain tissue atrophy, a wasting process associated with Alzheimer’s disease.David Smith of the University of Oxford, and colleagues, used randomised controlled trials to test the long-term effects of B-vitamins on the brain health of elderly people with mild cognitive impairment, who were classed as having an increased risk of dementia. They found the brains of those treated with B-vitamins shrank less over a two year period than those given a placebo, and experienced less atrophy in regions of grey...
  • Pfizer and J&J end testing of intravenous bapineuzumab Alzheimer’s treatment

    08/08/2012 10:33:52 PM PDT · by neverdem · 15 replies
    Washington ^ | August 6, 2012 | Associated Press
    NEW YORK — Pfizer Inc. and Johnson & Johnson said Monday they are ending development of an intravenous formulation of a drug to treat Alzheimer’s disease after the treatment failed in two late-stage clinical trials. The companies said bapineuzumab intravenous did not work better than placebo in two late-stage trials in patients who had mild to moderate Alzheimer’s disease. The drug is designed to prevent the buildup of plaque in the brain. J&J said it is not discontinuing development of the compound and noted it has ongoing studies including a mid-stage neuroimaging study with bapineuzumab delivered subcutaneously...
  • Pelosi 'Swears' Spirit of Susan B. Anthony Spoke to Her in White House

    08/08/2012 8:48:29 PM PDT · by Justaham · 74 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | 8/8/12 | Eric Scheiner
    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D.-Calif.) told a recent gathering of the Women’s Political Committee that the spirits of suffragists Susan B. Anthony, Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Alice Paul spoke to her at the White House. Pelosi said she heard them say: “At last we have a seat at the table”. A video recently posted on Youtube shows Pelosi speaking in May describing her first meeting with President Bush in the White House after becoming part of the Democratic House leadership.
  • Gene Mutation Protects Against Alzheimer's

    07/12/2012 11:00:14 AM PDT · by neverdem · 10 replies
    ScienceNOW ^ | 11 July 2012 | Greg Miller
    Enlarge Image Brain preserver. A newly discovered gene mutation appears to protect against Alzheimer's disease. Credit: Alzheimer's Disease Education and Referral Center/NIA/NIH A rare mutation that alters a single letter of the genetic code protects people from the memory-robbing dementia of Alzheimer's disease, according to a new study. The DNA change may inhibit the buildup of β amyloid, the protein fragment that accumulates in the hallmark plaques that form in the brains of Alzheimer's patients. Other researchers say the findings are intriguing but not hugely surprising. They fit well, in fact, with current thinking about Alzheimer's disease. The newly...
  • Robert Reno, brother of former U.S. Attorney General, dies (in lieu of flowers give to Obama)

    07/07/2012 11:14:40 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 34 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | July 7, 2012 | ELINOR J. BRECHER
    Robert Maurius Reno, one of former U.S. Attorney General Janet Reno’s two younger brothers, died Saturday morning, according to their sister, Maggy Hurchalla, of Stuart. The Miami native was born Dec. 11, 1939, at Jackson Memorial Hospital and succumbed to Alzheimer’s disease at the Miami Veterans Administration Medical Center, where he’d been living for about four years. He was 74 and, said Hurchalla “a proud liberal Democrat.’’ Reno became a journalist, like his parents, the late Henry and Jane Reno, and spent most of his career at Newsday, the New York daily, starting as a reporter in 1968. As a...
  • F@H - Tale of the Tape!

    06/10/2012 9:00:28 PM PDT · by texas booster · 70 replies
    It has been a while since our last Free Republic Folding@Home update. The team has seen growth in the past couple of years as contributors have added high performance GPUs from NVidia and AMD/ATI, and same consoles such as the PS3. The team started in 2001 with a few volunteers, and grew dramatically in 2005 as we started actually posting regular threads. As we grew from a Top 2000 team to a Top 100 team, we attracted the attention of DU. After a couple of years of name calling, they realized that merely boasting that you can beat the opposition...
  • Alzheimer’s Vaccine Trial a Success

    06/09/2012 12:43:55 AM PDT · by neverdem · 26 replies
    ScienceDaily ^ | June 7, 2012 | NA
    A study led by Karolinska Institutet in Sweden reports for the first time the positive effects of an active vaccine against Alzheimer's disease. The new vaccine, CAD106, can prove a breakthrough in the search for a cure for this seriously debilitating dementia disease. The study is published in the scientific journal Lancet Neurology. Alzheimer's disease is a complex neurological dementia disease that is the cause of much human suffering and a great cost to society. According to the World Health Organisation, dementia is the fastest growing global health epidemic of our age. The prevailing hypothesis about its cause involves APP...