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Study suggests brain protein as Alzheimer drug target

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Scientists have a new lead on a possible treatment to slow Alzheimer’s disease by targeting a protein involved in limiting flexibility in the aging brain, said a study out Thursday.

Posted: September 20th, 2013 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Copper link to Alzheimer’s? New research fuels debate

Scientists on Monday reported new evidence that copper can lead to the plaque buildup in the brain that causes Alzheimer’s disease, fueling fresh debate over the mineral’s role in dementia.

Posted: August 20th, 2013 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Lilly drug chosen for Alzheimer’s prevention study

Dr. Reisa Sperling, director of the Alzheimer's center at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston. www.brighamandwomens.org

Researchers have chosen an experimental drug by Eli Lilly & Co. for a large federally funded study testing whether it’s possible to prevent Alzheimer’s disease in older people at high risk of developing it.

Posted: January 19th, 2013 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »