Pitt Brain Exercise and Training Program Aims to Improve Mind and Body Wellness in Individuals with Mild Cognitive Impairment
University of Pittsburgh

Individuals with mild cognitive impairment have a new resource in Pittsburgh with the recently established Brain Training and Exercise (BRiTE) mind an..Read More

Penn Physician Argues for “Meaningful” Update to National Alzheimer’s Act
University of Pennsylvania

PHILADELPHIA — A key strategy missing from the ambitious Alzheimer’s disease plan signed into law by President Obama six years ago could send investig..Read More

Mapping Alzheimer's Disease
Cornell University

Memory loss in older adults often raises the scary specter of Alzheimer's disease — even if the dragging memory is just routine aging. And if Alzheime..Read More

Postmortem Studies Suggest Moderate Consumption of Seafood Associated with Higher Brain Levels of Mercury but Lesser Alzheimer Disease Neuropathology
ADA American Dental Association

Science in the News Postmortem Studies Suggest Moderate Consumption of Seafood Associated with Higher Brain Levels of Mercury but Lesser Alzheimer Dis..Read More

Cascade of Events Leading to Prion Disease Described

Prion diseases are deadly neurodegenerative disorders in humans and animals that are characterized by misfolded forms of prion protein (PrP). Developm..Read More

Promising new methods for early detection of Alzheimer's disease | News | News | Karolinska Institutet
Karolinska Institutet

New methods to examine the brain and spinal fluid heighten the chance of early diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease.  Results from a large European study,..Read More

Alzheimer’s Memory Problems Originate with Protein Clumps Floating in the Brain, Not Amyloid Plaques
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Using a new mouse model of Alzheimer's disease, researchers at Mount Sinai School of Medicine have found that Alzheimer's pathology originates in Amyl..Read More

Penn Researchers Illuminate "Dark Side" of the Transcriptome New approach to quantifying gene "read-outs" reveals important variations in protein synthesis and has implications for understanding neurodegenerative diseases

PHILADELPHIA— A new way of mapping the “transcriptome” -- the collection of RNA read-outs that are expressed by a cell’s active genes -- has been devi..Read More

Mount Sinai Study Shows That Major Alzheimer’s Risk Gene Causes Alterations in Shapes of Brain Protein Deposits

Researchers at Mount Sinai School of Medicine have used a newly discovered class of biomarkers to investigate the possibility that the shape of brain ..Read More

Stress in Older People Increases Risk for Pre-Alzheimer's Condition

December 11, 2015—(BRONX, NY)—Feeling stressed out increases the likelihood that elderly people will develop mild cognitive impairment—often a prelude..Read More

UTA biochemists are advancing research into autism, Alzheimer’s disease and Down syndrome

Dr. Brad Pierce, UTA associate professor of biochemistry Biochemists at The University of Texas at Arlington are mapping the catalytic processes of su..Read More

Indiana University investing $7 million for new complexity institute

Understanding networks paramount to solving humankind's most challenging questions FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- Indiana University has a..Read More

Network model for tracking Twitter memes sheds light on information spreading in the brain

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- An international team of researchers from Indiana University and Switzerland is using data mapping methods ..Read More

Shape-shifting Disease Proteins May Explain Variable Appearance of Neurodegenerative Diseases, Penn Study Finds Targeting Distinct Alpha-synuclein Strains a Potential Treatment Approach

PHILADELPHIA — Neurodegenerative diseases are not all alike. Two individuals suffering from the same disease may experience very different age of onse..Read More

Alzheimer Gene ABCA7 Significantly Increases Late-Onset Risk Among African Americans

PHILADELPHIA — A variation in the gene ABCA7 causes a twofold increase in the risk of late onset Alzheimer disease among African Americans, according ..Read More

Consortium of Researchers Identify Four New Genes Linked to Alzheimer’s Disease Risk

Mount Sinai School of Medicine researchers are part of a consortium that has identified four new genes that when present increase the risk of a person..Read More

A Natural Chemical Found in Grape Seeds May Prevent Development or Progression of Alzheimer’s

Researchers at Mount Sinai School of Medicine have found that grape seed polyphenols—a natural antioxidant—may help prevent the development or delay t..Read More