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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
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
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
Kidney Disease
Dialysis and dementia
Published Aug 20, 2018
Study finds that end-stage kidney disease patients face higher risk of dementia, including Alzheimer's
pH imbalance may contribute to Alzheimer's
Published Aug 7, 2018
Study identifies potential drug targets to reverse problem that contributes to accumulation of amyloid plaques / Hopkins Medicine
Brain science
Serotonin: The key to unlocking Alzheimer's?
Published Aug 18, 2017
Brain scan study from School of Medicine adds to evidence that lower brain serotonin levels are linked to Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia / School of Medicine
'Memory protein' linked to cognitive decline
Published April 25, 2017
Low levels of NPTX2 appear to play key role in learning and memory loss that are hallmarks of Alzheimer's / Hopkins Medicine
Brain health
Can cutting calories help curb memory loss?
Published July 22, 2016
Fasting could help prevent neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer's and Parkinson's, improve memory and mood / Johns Hopkins Health Review
Back to school
Back to school
Published Jan 4, 2016
Older adults embrace lifelong learning to keep the mind stimulated / The New York Times