Antibody-based immunotherapy is a new promising method to treat cancer. Unfortunately, today’s treatments can result in adverse side effects. New findings show an alternative way to administer the therapy, which has the same effect on the tumor but less impact other parts of the body.
Alzheimer’s disease affects more than 35 million people, a number that is expected to increase in the coming years. Currently, Alzheimer’s diagnoses rely on clinical neuropathologic assessment of amyloid-beta peptide aggregates (plaques) and neurofibrillary tangles. But now researchers reveal that an enzyme already implicated in a host of neural disorders could someday serve as a biomarker.
Scientists have made an important discovery toward the development of drugs to treat age-related memory loss in diseases like Alzheimer’s. They found that reduced levels of a protein called Rheb result in spontaneous symptoms of memory loss in animal models and are linked to increased levels of another protein known to be elevated in the brains of Alzheimer’s disease patients.
Too little sleep takes a toll on your heart, according to a new study.
A new device that could revolutionize the delivery of medicine to treat cancer as well as a host of other diseases and ailments has been outlined in a new report.
Walking is a milestone in development for toddlers, but it’s actually only one part of the complex cognitive task known as gait that includes everything from a person’s stride length to the accompanying swing of each arm. A new study has found that problems associated with gait can predict a significant decline in memory and thinking.
The use of benzodiazepines and related drugs increases the risk of hip fracture by 43% in persons with Alzheimer’s disease, according to a new study. The hip fracture risk was investigated in community-dwelling Finnish persons with Alzheimer’s disease.
Scientists are one step closer to understanding the link between different diet strategies and gut health, with new research presenting the first general principles for how diet impacts the microbiota.
New research on the brains of individuals 90 years and older who had superior memories until their deaths revealed widespread and dense Alzheimer’s plaques and tangles in some cases, considered full-blown Alzheimer’s pathology.
The discovery of a novel protein that links aging and age-dependent retinal diseases could lead to potential new treatments for conditions that cause sight loss in later life.