Alzheimer’s research

This undated image provided by the Mayo Clinic shows an abnormal TDP-43, the two circular brown blobs, in the brain of a patient with tau neurofibrillary tangle, blue flame shape blob in the middle, and Alzheimer's disease during the pathological analyses in Rochester, Minn.  (AP Photo/Mayo Clinic)

New brain protein tied to Alzheimer’s disease

Scientists have linked a new protein to Alzheimer’s disease, different from the amyloid and tau that make up the sticky brain plaques and tangles long known to be its hallmarks. The discovery could give a […]

07/16/2014

Alzheimer's

Study: US Alzheimer’s rate seems to be dropping

The rate of Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias is falling in the United States and some other rich countries — good news about an epidemic that is still growing simply because more people are living […]

07/15/2014

This undated handout photo provided by the Alzheimer’s Disease Cooperative Study shows Dr. Reisa Sperling of Boston’s Brigham and Women’s Hospital. (AP Photo/Alzheimer’s Disease Cooperative Study)

Healthy seniors tested in bid to block Alzheimer’s

WASHINGTON (AP) — In one of the most ambitious attempts yet to thwart Alzheimer’s disease, a major study got underway Monday to see if an experimental drug can protect healthy seniors whose brains harbor silent […]

06/09/2014

Penny and Phil Sound Bite

New Alzheimer’s research in a blood test

Researchers say they have developed a blood test that predicts, 2 to 3 years ahead of time, patients who are likely to get Alzheimer’s disease. Phil and Penny discussed what this could mean for treatment […]

03/11/2014