Clumps of harmful proteins that interfere with brain functions have been partially cleared in mice using nothing but light and sound.
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Nobel prizewinner Koichi Tanaka says the predictive blood test for Alzheimer’s disease he and colleagues spent almost a decade developing is a double-edged sword.
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Right now, there is no treatment that can meaningfully stop or slow the progression of Alzheimer’s disease. But what if scientists could tap into genetics to reveal the key to stopping memory loss in its tracks? That’s what scientists from University at Buffalo claimed to have achieved in an experiment on mice.
Researchers believe that this class of fatty molecules may represent a new blood biomarker that can help physicians diagnose Alzheimer’s earlier.
If we don’t figure out, for example, how to cure Alzheimer’s or at least delay its onset—it will break our system. We have to analyze why some people’s neurons get destroyed while other people stay mentally sharp into their nineties. It’s basic research that will allow us to understand why this happens, and the causes and mechanisms in the brain.
“But no drug for the foreseeable future does not mean there’s nothing to do. There is some indication that healthy lifestyle efforts may prevent Alzheimer’s. And even if they don’t, they’re likely effective in preventing vascular dementia, which is almost as common.”
New guidelines for preventing dementia focus on keeping the whole body healthy as a way to prevent mental decline
There’s no effective treatment for dementia, which affects 50 million people worldwide, but the World Health Organization says there’s much can be done to delay or slow the onset and progression of the disease.
As the world around becomes increasingly loud and cluttered you may find yourself seeking out the reprieve that silent places and silence have to offer.
This fall, researchers at King’s College in London began a test of medical marijuana on patients with dementia to determine whether the drug will help treat symptoms like agitation and aggression.