By Susan Scutti | Tue, 07/23/2013 - 13:42
Do the elderly with dementia, particularly women living in nursing homes, need protection from rape? Would a new age of consent at the upper end provide that protection?
By Jonathan Weiss | Tue, 07/02/2013 - 11:01
The drug, TTP488, has already been granted "fast track" status by the FDA and is set to begin Phase III clinical trials after finalizing the study design with the FDA.
By Anthony Rivas | Mon, 07/01/2013 - 23:18
Green tea may be more beneficial than previously believed, as scientists are just starting to uncover properties that may one day help prevent Alzheimer's disease.
By Jonathan Weiss | Mon, 06/17/2013 - 16:27
By studying families that have an inherited and early onset form of Alzheimer's, researchers have found that mistakes within genes are not the only contributing factor to the genetic basis of the disease.
By Jonathan Weiss | Fri, 06/14/2013 - 10:59
Eli Lilly has terminated a mid-stage clinical trial of an Alzheimer's drug due to liver complications observed in participants.
By Anthony Rivas | Sun, 06/09/2013 - 15:44
Decreased cognitive function might come with old age, but researchers have found that intelligence in youth might be able to postpone dementia and other forms of cognitive decline.
By Nsikan Akpan | Thu, 06/06/2013 - 12:24
Nuclear testing from the 1960s helps scientist determine whether adult brains generate new neurons.
By Nsikan Akpan | Mon, 05/27/2013 - 15:05
Scientists are attempting to understand exactly what's going on in our brains when we mimic the behaviors of other humans around us, as a means to more effectively diagnose and treat Alzheimer's disease.
By Christie Rizk | Thu, 05/23/2013 - 18:15
Two compounds found in cinnamon may help slow or prevent the aggregation of misfolded proteins in the brain that contribute to Alzheimer's disease.
By Ansa Varughese | Thu, 05/23/2013 - 15:01
The original cancer drug Targretin failed to reduce plaque buildup in Alzheimer's disease, researchers say.
By Susan Scutti | Mon, 05/20/2013 - 15:06
A study from the University of Oxford suggests that B vitamins decrease atrophy in posterior brain regions that are crucial in Alzheimer's.
By Susan Scutti | Fri, 05/17/2013 - 11:56
Two studies unveil surprising insights into the negative and long-term influence of retirement on the brain and body.