Tag: Alzheimer’s

Flipping a light switch recovers memories lost to Alzheimer’s disease mice

Flipping a light switch recovers memories lost to Alzheimer’s disease mice

Light stimulation of brain cells can recover memories in mice with Alzheimer’s disease-like memory loss, according to new research from the RIKEN-MIT Center for Neural Circuit Genetics. The rescue of memories, which changed both the structure of neurons as well as the behavior of mice, was achieved using optogenetics, a method for manipulating genetically tagged […]

By March 28, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Could a blood test predict Alzheimer’s

Could a blood test predict Alzheimer’s

A major breakthrough has been made in efforts to predict the onset of Alzheimer’s disease, with British scientists discovering a set of proteins that can predict the start of the disease with 87% accuracy. The research in the Alzheimer’s and Dementia Journal is being heralded as the first big development in the field for years, […]

How The Spice Girls can help fight dementia

How The Spice Girls can help fight dementia

Dementia is rapidly becoming the largest challenge facing the health and social care sector in the 21st century. With a large number of the population approaching old age it is predicted that there will be around one million sufferers of dementia in the UK by 2021. Although there are many routes of research into preventing […]

Sick of forgetting where you put the car keys?

Sick of forgetting where you put the car keys?

As we age it seems natural that our memory starts to get a little foggy at times. Something as simple as where the house keys are or more serious such as the cheque book can result in a furious search of the house and endless frustration. For some this may signal the onset of Alzheimers […]

Cholesterol accelerates the manifestations of Alzheimer’s disease

Cholesterol accelerates the manifestations of Alzheimer’s disease

A new transgenic mouse model, characterized by the overexpression of SREBP-2 and mutations in APP/PS1, allows a better understanding of the relationship between cholesterol and Alzheimer’s disease. The study was published in Human Molecular Genetics and led by researchers from the IDIBAPS teamMitochondrial regulation of cell death and steatohepatitis, withElisabet Barbero as its first author and Dr. José Carlos […]

By January 8, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
A new clinical approach to Alzheimer’s?

A new clinical approach to Alzheimer’s?

With the population around the world expected to live longer the number of dementia sufferers is also expected to increase dramatically. There is still no effective treatment for Alzheimer ’s disease, especially in terms of slowing it down or reversing it, research towards preventative measures have become even more important. Clinical strategies now focus on […]