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  • Concussions may accelerate Alzheimer

    Concussions may accelerate Alzheimer

    Concussions may accelerate cognitive decline related to Alzheimer's disease, especially in people who are at genetic risk for the disorder, a new study has found. Moderate-to-severe traumatic brain injury is one of the strongest environmental risk factors for developing neurodegenerative diseases such as late-onset Alzheimer's disease, although it is unclear whether mild traumatic brain injury …

    January 15, 2017
  • Genetic Alzheimer’s flaw not bad

    Genetic Alzheimer’s flaw not bad

     A gene mutation linked to Alzheimer's disease and other age-related cognitive declines in our relatively safe and sterile post-industrial setting might have actually helped protect us from cognitive decline in ancient times, a new research suggests. The findings suggest that a genetic mutation (or allele) that puts populations at risk for illnesses in one environmental …

    January 2, 2017
  • Eyes can reveal onset of Alzheimer’s disease

    Eyes can reveal onset of Alzheimer’s disease

    In a breakthrough research, US scientists have identified that early signs of Alzheimer's disease can be detected by looking at the back of patients' eyes. The researchers found that the retina tissue shows evidence of toxic tau and inflammation — crucial for the onset of the neurodegenerative disease. “Using the retina for detecting Alzheimer's disease …

    November 20, 2016