Discovery of Three Molecular Subtypes Brings Us Closer to Unraveling Alzheimer’s Disease
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Discovery of Three Molecular Subtypes Brings Us Closer to Unraveling Alzheimer’s Disease

  There are many common elements in Alzheimer’s disease (AD), which is the most common type of dementia. It is now evident that there are varied spans of disease progression…

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Baylor College Team Discovers the Origin of Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency in Infants
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Baylor College Team Discovers the Origin of Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency in Infants

  A recent article in Science News highlighted a discovery by Richard Seifes, M.D. of Baylor College of Medicine.  Dr. Seifes has discovered the origin of a liver disease that…

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Patients Receive First Dosing of Experimental Drug Targeting Neurodegenerative Diseases
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Patients Receive First Dosing of Experimental Drug Targeting Neurodegenerative Diseases

  According to a recent article in Business Wire, it is estimated that five million people in the United States over the age of sixty-five are coping with Alzheimer’s at…

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New Blood Test Improves Alzheimer’s Disease Diagnosis
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New Blood Test Improves Alzheimer’s Disease Diagnosis

  A blood test that gives a more accurate diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease was announced at the July 2020 International Conference of the Alzheimer’s Association. The Association estimates that approximately…

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Analyzing the Alzheimer’s Disease Proteome Develops New Drug Targets
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Analyzing the Alzheimer’s Disease Proteome Develops New Drug Targets

  As of right now, there are no treatments for Alzheimer's disease, a progressive neurodegenerative disorder. However, that may soon change. A study led by UCLA researchers identified potential drug…

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Researchers’ Attention is Shifting to a New Theory About Alzheimer’s Disease
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Researchers’ Attention is Shifting to a New Theory About Alzheimer’s Disease

  According to a recent article in BioSpace, Biogen and Eisai have launched a new preclinical Phase III trial of BAN2401 to treat pre-clinical Alzheimer's disease. The new study follows…

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Planned Phase 2 Trial of ANVS401 for Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s Moving Forward
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Planned Phase 2 Trial of ANVS401 for Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s Moving Forward

As reported in Parkinson's News Today, an investigational therapy to treat patients with Alzheimer's disease and Parkinson’s disease has had its Phase 2 trial approved by the central institutional review…

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Biomarkers in Alzheimer’s Give Researchers a Heads Up to Predict Early Parkinson’s Disease
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Biomarkers in Alzheimer’s Give Researchers a Heads Up to Predict Early Parkinson’s Disease

  Parkinson’s News Today recently published an article containing new information about biomarkers in Alzheimer’s disease that can be linked to the early stages of Parkinson’s disease. Many people with…

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Nasal Vaccine Prevents Neuronal Loss in Mice Models of Alzheimer’s Disease
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Nasal Vaccine Prevents Neuronal Loss in Mice Models of Alzheimer’s Disease

According to an article in The Asahi Shimbun, Japanese scientists have developed a new vaccine to mitigate neuronal degeneration caused by Alzheimer's disease. The vaccine, delivered nasally, had promising results…

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Researchers Have Found an Early Sign of Alzheimer’s Disease in DNA Modification
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Researchers Have Found an Early Sign of Alzheimer’s Disease in DNA Modification

  In February 2020, Epigenetics published results of a study reporting that researchers have found an early sign of Alzheimer’s disease in DNA modification (methylation) that had been overlooked. Patients…

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Using Artificial Intelligence to Study Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s Disease

Identifying biomarkers may be an improved method of classifying Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s. As outlined in a recent article covered by Parkinson's News Today, both diseases are diagnosed for the most…

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Study: Results from Phases II/III of Clinical Trial of Gantenerumab, a Treatment for Alzheimer’s Disease
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Study: Results from Phases II/III of Clinical Trial of Gantenerumab, a Treatment for Alzheimer’s Disease

Roche has recently released the results of the latest phases of their study of gantenerumab, which is a treatment of a rare form of Alzheimer's disease. This form, which is…

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A New University of Alabama Study Finds That Norepinephrine is the Missing Piece in the Alzheimer’s Puzzle
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A New University of Alabama Study Finds That Norepinephrine is the Missing Piece in the Alzheimer’s Puzzle

  It has been evident to scientists for years that Alzheimer’s disease, which affects about five million people in the U.S., is caused by an accumulation of two proteins within…

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After 120 Drug Failures, Can this be the Drug to Slow Alzheimer’s Progression?

  Over the years Alzheimer’s patients and their families have seen more than one hundred twenty drugs that were developed for the treatment of Alzheimer's have failed. For a while,…

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New Prime Editing Has The Potential to Search and Replace up to 89% of Genetic Defects
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New Prime Editing Has The Potential to Search and Replace up to 89% of Genetic Defects

  CNN recently covered a story in the publication Nature about a paper explaining base editing (or prime editing). The researchers who created the technology set forth the process of using base…

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Researchers are Working to Repair a Small Step In a Pathway Involved in Neurodegenerative Diseases

It's common knowledge among researchers who study diseases called toxic proteinopathies, that this grou of disorders are the result of misfolded proteins that reside in cells. Certain proteins fail to…

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DNA Sequencing Took Years, Now it Takes Hours; As a Result, Researchers Have Discovered The Cause of Four Rare Diseases

Researchers at the University of Tokyo have discovered that one segment of DNA is responsible for four rare diseases. As reported in Science Daily, the university team also believes that…

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ICYMI: A Good Business Decision vs. The Right Ethical Choice: Conducting Clinical Trials

A recent article written by Craig Klugman debates the ethical obligations pharmaceutical companies have to conduct clinical trials for drugs which have a likely potential to benefit a patient population…

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