Drug combined with care program better at reducing Alzheimer's symptoms than drug alone

Drug combined with care program better at reducing Alzheimer’s symptoms than drug alone Combining a specific care management program with a commonly-prescribed drug for Alzheimer’s, memantine, multiplies the medication’s ability to improve daily function by about 7.5 times, stalling some of the disease’s most damaging effects, according to new research. With no significant new drug…

New technology to manipulate cells could help treat Parkinson's, arthritis, other diseases

New technology to manipulate cells could help treat Parkinson’s, arthritis, other diseases A groundbreaking advancement in materials could potentially help patients requiring stem cell therapies for spinal cord injuries, stroke, Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease, arthritic joints or any other condition requiring tissue regeneration, according to a new study. New technology to manipulate cells could help…

Faster diagnosis of inherited, lethal nerve disease could advance search for new treatments

Faster diagnosis of inherited, lethal nerve disease could advance search for new treatments Physicians report success in a small study of a modified skin biopsy that hastens the earlier diagnosis of an inherited and progressively fatal nerve disease and seems to offer a clearer view of the disorder’s severity and progression. With a quicker and…