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alzheimer's disease

Aging
Abnormal blood pressure in middle age and later life increases dementia risk
Published Aug 22, 2019
Those with high blood pressure in middle and later life were 49% more likely to develop dementia than those with normal blood pressure at both times
Alzheimer's disease
Stressors linked to cognitive decline in women
Published Aug 6, 2019
'We can't get rid of stressors, but we might adjust the way we respond to stress,' Hopkins neuropsychologist Cynthia Munro says
Brain science
Study: Atkins-style diet may improve cognition
Published July 9, 2019
Findings of small pilot study warrant further exploration of dietary impact on brain function, Hopkins researchers say
Neuroscience
Drug combo preserves cognitive function in mice with Alzheimer's
Published May 16, 2019
Drugs combination reduces brain damage and inflammation, slows the pace of cognitive decline
Cellular biology
ALS-linked genetic mutation causes dysfunction in lipid metabolism
Published Nov 1, 2018
Study raises possibility that problems in cellular metabolism could contribute to illnesses such as ALS, bipolar disorder, and Alzheimer's disease
Alzheimer's disease
Deep brain stimulation not effective for treating early Alzheimer's
Published Oct 19, 2018
As the search for an effective Alzheimer's treatment continues, one strategy shown not to work for those under 65
Brain health
Illness and infection linked to dementia-related brain changes
Published Sept 27, 2018
Hospitalization, critical illness, and major infection may diminish brain structures that are most commonly affected by Alzheimer's disease
Research funding
Gallagher receives Goodes Prize for Alzheimer's research
Published Sept 17, 2018
The $150,000 prize recognizes Gallagher's lifetime of research into age-related cognitive decline
Aging
Daytime sleepiness linked to Alzheimer's
Published Sept 6, 2018
Adults who are excessively tired during the day are more likely to have brain deposits of the protein beta amyloid, a hallmark for Alzheimer's disease
Neurology
Tau interferes with nuclear transport in Alzheimer's disease
Published Sept 5, 2018
Tau, a protein that builds up in the brains of people with Alzheimer's, disrupts the location and function of pores in a cell's nucleus