By Susan Scutti | Mon, 04/14/2014 - 18:24
In a new study, Stanford scientists found that carrying a copy of a gene variant known as ApoE4 confers a substantially greater risk for Alzheimer's disease on women than it does on men.
By John Ericson | Thu, 03/20/2014 - 12:00
A new biomarker found in spinal fluid may help doctors and researchers spot Alzheimer's disease long before symptoms appear.
By Susan Scutti | Wed, 03/19/2014 - 10:36
When a woman reaches the age of 65, according to data cited in 2014 Alzheimer's Disease Facts and Figures, her estimated lifetime risk of developing the disease is one in six, compared to a man’s calculated risk of one in 11.
By John Ericson | Sun, 03/09/2014 - 14:00
A new blood test can determine a patient's risk of developing Alzheimer's disease or mild cognitive impairment within three years.
By Vanessa Martinez | Thu, 02/27/2014 - 16:41
Seth Rogen called on a Senate subcommittee to take action in the fight against Alzheimer's disease by sharing his mother-in-law's struggle with the condition.
By Anthony Rivas | Tue, 02/25/2014 - 18:24
People who cook their meat with flame or dry heat cause chemical reactions on the meat's surface. These chemicals that are produced have been implicated in a range of diseases, including dementia and metabolic syndrome.
By Jillian Rose Lim | Tue, 02/18/2014 - 16:00
New research suggests that Celexa could relieve the agitation that accompanies Alzheimer's, but not without risks.
By Anthony Rivas | Mon, 02/03/2014 - 12:00
A protein known to cause high blood pressure may be able to kickstart immune processes in the brain capable of breaking down damaging amyloid plaques notorious for causing Alzheimer's disease.
By Jillian Rose Lim | Fri, 01/31/2014 - 16:06
Nanjing University researchers used a "cut and paste" gene mutation technique to breed monkey twins with modified genes, which could help make human disease research more accurate.
By Susan Scutti | Mon, 01/27/2014 - 16:00
A team of researchers discovered that levels of DDE, the chemical compound that remains after the pesticide DDT breaks down, were higher in the blood of patients with late-onset Alzheimer’s when compared with people without the disease.
By Lecia Bushak | Sat, 01/25/2014 - 18:27
Scientists have identified a single-celled amoeba that can help them better understand the role of presenilin proteins in Alzheimer’s disease.
By John Ericson | Wed, 01/22/2014 - 16:11
Maintain brain size in old age by increasing your intake of omega-3 fatty acids, a group of fats commonly found in fish like salmon and trout.
By John Ericson | Tue, 01/14/2014 - 00:00
A variation of the gene APOE may represent a promising target for Alzheimer's disease prevention in people with mild cognitive decline, a new study finds.