Steering an enzyme's 'scissors' shows potential for stopping Alzheimer's disease

Steering an enzyme’s ‘scissors’ shows potential for stopping Alzheimer’s disease Scientists find that changing where an enzyme cuts amyloid beta precursor protein can determine whether Alzheimer’s disease develops. Steering an enzyme’s ‘scissors’ shows potential for stopping Alzheimer’s disease Source: Science Daily Healthy Aging

New discovery in motor neuron disease and dementia could pave the way to novel treatments

New discovery in motor neuron disease and dementia could pave the way to novel treatments A new discovery could help slow down the progression of neurodegenerative diseases such as motor neuron disease (MND), dementia and neurological decline associated with aging. New discovery in motor neuron disease and dementia could pave the way to novel treatments …

Prediction of conversion to Alzheimer's disease with longitudinal measures and time-to-event data

Prediction of conversion to Alzheimer’s disease with longitudinal measures and time-to-event data Predicting the timing of Alzheimer’s disease (AD) conversion for individuals with mild cognitive impairment (MCI) can be significantly improved by incorporating longitudinal change information of clinical and neuroimaging markers, in addition to baseline characteristics,  according to projections made by investigators. In a new…

Overall geriatric health during androgen deprivation therapy evaluated

Overall geriatric health during androgen deprivation therapy evaluated Androgen drives many prostate cancers. But the body uses androgen for muscle growth and maintenance, among other functions. An ongoing study evaluates the effects of androgen deprivation therapy not just on patients’ physical function but on global geriatric health, including skills of daily living. Because the study…

Fasting glucose as a marker for greater weight loss on a high-fiber, low-glycemic diet

Fasting glucose as a marker for greater weight loss on a high-fiber, low-glycemic diet A Preliminary study finds that study participants with high fasting plasma glucose lost more weight than those with low fasting plasma glucose when following a high-fiber, low-glycemic load diet. Fasting glucose as a marker for greater weight loss on a high-fiber,…

Study identifies potential biomarker for Alzheimer's disease

Study identifies potential biomarker for Alzheimer’s disease In one of the largest studies to date to use metabolomics, the study of compounds that are created through various chemical reactions in the body, researchers have been able to identify new circulating compounds associated with the risk of developing dementia and Alzheimer’s disease (AD). The findings point…