APOE gene impacts sleep depending on gender and severity of Alzheimer’s

Related video The gene most often associated with risk of Alzheimer’s Disease impacts sleep depending on gender and the severity of Alzheimer’s in a patient, suggests a study led by researchers at the Keenan Research Centre for Biomedical Science (KRCBS). Selected as an Editor’s Choice article by Current Alzheimer Research, this work examined the relationship […]

In mice, eliminating damaged mitochondria alleviates chronic inflammatory disease

Related video Inflammation is a balanced physiological response — the body needs it to eliminate invasive organisms and foreign irritants, but excessive inflammation can harm healthy cells, contributing to aging and chronic diseases. To help keep tabs on inflammation, immune cells employ a molecular machine called the NLRP3 inflammasome. NLRP3 is inactive in a healthy […]

Neuroscientists identify factors for maintaining healthy memory at any age

Related video University of Alberta neuroscientists have identified different factors for maintaining healthy memory and for avoiding memory decline in those over age 55, according to a new study. The results have implications for the prevention of Alzheimer’s disease through targeted early intervention efforts. Memory decline is one of the first signs of cognitive and […]

Aging gracefully: Study identifies factors for healthy memory at any age

Related video University of Alberta neuroscientists have identified different factors for maintaining healthy memory and for avoiding memory decline in those over age 55, according to a new study. The results have implications for the prevention of Alzheimer’s disease through targeted early intervention efforts. Memory decline is one of the first signs of cognitive and […]

Gum disease bacterium releases toxins that may cause Alzheimer’s

Related video P. gingivalis is more common in Alzheimer’s patients ‘Brushing and flossing’ is key Researchers have provided the strongest evidence to date that a bacterium involved in periodontitis contributes to the development of Alzheimer’s disease, rheumatoid arthritis and aspiration pneumonia. Algirdas Gelazius | Shutterstock The research, which was presented yesterday at the annual meeting […]