Source of cell-specific change in Alzheimer's disease

Source of cell-specific change in Alzheimer’s disease Researchers have identified altered expression of a gene called ANK1, which only recently has been associated with memory robbing Alzheimer’s disease, in specific cells in the brain. Following sequencing of each of these cell types, the scientists found that altered ANK1 expression originates in microglia, a type of…

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…

Hospitalizations and cognitive decline in older adults

Hospitalizations and cognitive decline in older adults Emergency and urgent hospitalizations are associated with an increased rate of cognitive decline in older adults, report researchers. The results of their study suggest that hospitalization may be a more of a major risk factor for long-term cognitive decline in older adults than previously recognized. Hospitalizations and cognitive…

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…