3 Questions Every #Alzheimer’s Caregiver Should Ask About Palliative Care | Alzheimer’s Reading Room

Originally posted 2016-06-24 10:19:16.

Alzheimer’s Disease is a terminal illness, people can die from its complications. Medications do not stop the neurons from dying off. No procedures reverse dementia. From a palliative care perspective, every decision is made based on how the treatment will maintain, or improve, the life of a person living with dementia.

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AANS Neurosurgeon Study Reveals Insights Into Protein Linked to Cancer and #Alzheimer’s Disease – AANS Neurosurgeon

Originally posted 2016-06-24 10:18:36.


Traditionally, drugs that are used to treat cancer and Alzheimer’s disease target specific sites on specific protein molecules. They try to match the shape of “pockets” that can be found on each molecule. However, a new study from the University of Notre Dame suggests there may be other approached to targeting these proteins.

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Researchers studying century-old drug in potential new approach to #autism

Originally posted 2017-05-28 10:01:42.

In a small, randomized Phase I/II clinical trial (SAT1), researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine say a 100-year-old drug called suramin, originally developed to treat African sleeping sickness, was safely administered to children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), who subsequently displayed measurable, but transient, improvement in core symptoms of autism.

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Troubles de l’attention : un problème cérébral – &TDAH

Originally posted 2017-05-28 10:02:56.

Pour la première fois, une étude réalisée sur plus de 1700 personnes atteintes de trouble déficitaire de l’attention avec hyperactivité (TDAH) aux Etats-Unis a permis d’identifier de façon statistiquement fiable les différences dans leur cerveau, par comparaison à des sujets sains.

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#Psicosis, #autismo y #trastornobipolar, grandes candidatos a la herencia

Originally posted 2016-12-30 09:37:58.

Los trastornos mentales con más probabilidades de heredarse se corresponden con el autismo (entre un 80 y 90 por ciento de probabilidades si portan su carga genética los familiares de primer grado), el trastorno bipolar (80 por ciento), la depresión mayor (30 por ciento) y la esquizofrenia.

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Scientists map genetic changes that help drive aggressive #braintumor

Originally posted 2017-05-27 12:18:18.

University of North Carolina Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center researchers and collaborators have mapped genetic changes that help drive an aggressive tumor as it develops in the brain – helping to lay the foundation for targeted treatment of the disease.

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#Alzheimer’s Disease Detected With Blood Test

Originally posted 2016-12-30 09:36:55.

In this video shared by TEDx Talks, Dr. Lesley Cheng talks about the disease that “takes away your memory and your ability to think.”

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Disease-modifying effects of orally bioavailable NF-κB inhibitors in dystrophin-deficient muscle. #Duchenne

Originally posted 2016-12-30 09:34:31.

Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) is a devastating muscle disease characterized by progressive muscle deterioration and replacement with an aberrant fatty, fibrous matrix. Chronic upregulation of nuclear factor κB (NF-κB) is implicated as a driver of the dystrophic pathogenesis. Herein, 2 members of a novel class of NF-κB inhibitors, edasalonexent (formerly CAT-1004) and CAT-1041, were evaluated in both mdx mouse and golden retriever muscular dystrophy (GRMD) dog models of DMD.

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#Duchenne’s Muscular Dystrophy Advance – Healthy Kids Center: Information on Children’s Health

Originally posted 2016-12-30 09:31:04.


An “antisense” compound may partially correct the genetic defect that causes deadly Duchenne’s muscular dystrophy.

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This Protein Could Help in Treating Neurodegenerative Diseases. #Huntington, #Parkinson #Alzheimer #ALS

Originally posted 2016-12-30 09:33:09.

Researchers from the Gladstone Institute have identified a key cellular protein that could potentially be exploited to work as a possible treatment for neurodegenerative diseases, such as Huntington’s, Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.

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