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Newly discovered protein linked to significantly increased risk of Alzheimer’s disease

A mutation in the small protein SHMOOSE is linked to an increase Alzheimer’s Alzheimer’s disease is a disease that attacks the brain, causing a decline in mental abilities that worsens over time. It is the most common form of dementia and accounts for 60-80% of dementia cases. There is currently no cure for Alzheimer’s disease, …

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These images show how a woman tried to cope with her mother's Alzheimer's diagnosis

These images show how a woman tried to cope with her mother’s Alzheimer’s diagnosis

Mom in Mexico City, a year before her Alzheimer’s diagnosis. She was already showing symptoms – misplacing items, withdrawing from social activities, mood swings and increased memory loss. Alice Vera hide caption toggle caption Alice Vera Mom in Mexico City, a year before her Alzheimer’s diagnosis. She was already showing symptoms – misplacing items, withdrawing …

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Alzheimer’s May Not Be Primarily a Brain Disease: New Theory Suggests It’s an Autoimmune Disorder – Neuroscience News

Summary: Rather than just being a disease of the brain, the researchers propose that Alzheimer’s disease could be an immune system disorder in the brain. Source: The conversation The search for a cure for Alzheimer’s disease is becoming an increasingly competitive and controversial quest, with recent years witnessing several significant controversies. In July 2022, Science …

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Alzheimer's disease may not be a brain disease, expert says

Alzheimer’s disease may not be a brain disease, expert says

The search for a cure for Alzheimer’s disease is becoming an increasingly competitive and controversial quest, with recent years witnessing several significant controversies. In July 2022, Science magazine reported that a key research paper from 2006, published in the prestigious journal Naturewhich identified a brain protein subtype called beta-amyloid as the cause of Alzheimer’s disease, …

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Alzheimer's disease may not be a brain disease, expert says

Alzheimer’s disease may not be a brain disease, expert says

The search for a cure for Alzheimer’s disease is becoming an increasingly competitive and controversial quest, with recent years witnessing several significant controversies. In July 2022, Science magazine reported that a key research paper from 2006, published in the prestigious journal Naturewhich identified a brain protein subtype called beta-amyloid as the cause of Alzheimer’s disease, …

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New Alzheimer's diagnoses more common in older people who have had Covid-19, study finds

New Alzheimer’s diagnoses more common in older people who have had Covid-19, study finds

The study does not show that Covid-19 causes Alzheimer’s disease, but it adds to the growing body of research linking coronavirus infection to cognitive function. “In the Alzheimer’s disease brain, pathology begins to accumulate about 20 years before the onset of symptoms,” said Dr. David Holtzman, a neurologist who leads a research lab focused on …

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Covid-19 in older people linked to increased risk of Alzheimer's, study finds

Covid-19 in older people linked to increased risk of Alzheimer’s, study finds

A study using the electronic health records of more than 6 million Americans over the age of 65, found those with covid-19 ran a greater risk of being re-diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease within a year. The study, led by researchers at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and published in the Journal of Alzheimer’s …

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