Alzheimers

Women who have already undergone menopause have more hyperintensities on their brains, and the lesions put them at a higher risk of cognitive decline (file photo)

Women who have gone through menopause have ‘hyperintensities’, raises risk of Alzheimer’s

Women who have gone through menopause have ‘hyperintensities’ on their brain that raises risk of Alzheimer’s and stroke, study finds Researchers found that women who have already undergone menopause have more hyperintensities – a small lesion – on their brain People who have more on their brain are more likely to develop cognitive conditions like …

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Gene discovery may explain why more women get Alzheimer's disease

Gene discovery may explain why more women get Alzheimer’s disease

The gene, O6-Methylguanine-DNA-methyltransferase, or MGMT, plays an important role in how the body repairs damage to DNA in both men and women. But researchers did not find an association between MGMT and Alzheimer’s in men. “It’s a female-specific finding — perhaps one of the strongest associations of a genetic risk factor for Alzheimer’s in women,” …

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Changes in how you draw could outline Alzheimer's risk, study suggests 

Changes in how you draw could outline Alzheimer’s risk, study suggests 

Changes in how you draw could outline Alzheimer’s risk, study suggests The way people draw on paper could detect early signs of Alzheimer’s disease  Published study found  consistent differences in how people drew in the tasks Those with dementia pause for longer when drawing and use pen at jerky speed  By Victoria Allen Science Correspondent For …

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Protein Blobs Linked to Alzheimer’s Affect Aging in All Cells | Quanta Magazine

Protein Blobs Linked to Alzheimer’s Affect Aging in All Cells | Quanta Magazine

The Stanford team conducted an extensive analysis of the proteins in killifish at various stages of youth and maturity. In the aging killifish, they discovered protein aggregates in all the tissues that they looked at: not only the brain but also the heart, gut, liver, muscle, skin and testis. More than half of the aggregating …

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Alzheimer’s Disease Causes Cells to Overheat and ‘Fry Like Eggs’ – Neuroscience News

Summary: The heat produced by amyloid-beta aggregation may cause other, healthy amyloid-beta to aggregate, causing more and more aggregates to form. However, with the addition of a novel drug compound, amyloid-beta aggregation can be stopped and the cell temperature lowered. Source: University of Cambridge Researchers have shown that aggregation of amyloid-beta, one of two key …

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Neural 'Poisonous Flowers' Could Be The Source of Alzheimer's Plaque, Says Study

Neural ‘Poisonous Flowers’ Could Be The Source of Alzheimer’s Plaque, Says Study

Alzheimer’s disease has long thwarted our best efforts to pinpoint its underlying causes. Now, a new study in mice suggests that ‘poisonous flowers’ bulging with cellular debris could be the root source of one hallmark of the wretched disease and a beautifully sinister sign of a failing waste disposal system inside damaged brain cells.   …

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