Two is better than one to improve brain function in Alzheimer’s disease mouse model

Using two complementary approaches to reduce the deposits of amyloid-beta in the brain rather than either approach alone improved spatial navigation and memory in a mouse model of Alzheimer’s disease. These findings suggest that similar combination treatments also might help patients with Alzheimer’s disease in the future. The study appears in the Journal of Experimental […]

Study reveals increased risks for Alzheimer’s, suicide among youth in polluted cities

A University of Montana researcher and her collaborators have published a new study that reveals increased risks for Alzheimer’s and suicide among children and young adults living in polluted megacities. Dr. Lilian Calderón-Garcidueñas said her group studied 203 autopsies of Mexico City residents ranging in age from 11 months to 40 years. Metropolitan Mexico City […]

Evidence mounts for Alzheimer’s, suicide risks among youth in polluted cities

This is pollution haze over Mexico City. Credit: Lilian Calderón-Garcidueñas This is pollution haze over Mexico City. Credit: Lilian Calderón-Garcidueñas Close A University of Montana researcher and her collaborators have published a new study that reveals increased risks for Alzheimer’s and suicide among children and young adults living in polluted megacities. Dr. Lilian Calderón-Garcidueñas said […]

Alzheimer’s disease redefined: New research framework defines Alzheimer’s by brain changes, not symptoms

“NIA-AA Research Framework: Towards a Biological Definition of Alzheimer’s Disease” was published today in the April 2018 issue of Alzheimer’s & Dementia: The Journal of the Alzheimer’s Association. First author Clifford R. Jack, Jr., M.D., of Mayo Clinic Rochester, MN and colleagues propose shifting the definition of Alzheimer’s disease in living people — for use […]