Heart Disease May Hold Clues to Alzheimer’s Disease

Heart Disease May Hold Clues to Alzheimer’s Disease
alzheimers-association-logo1On December 2014, scientific experts in the fields of both cardiovascular diseases and Alzheimer’s disease (AD) met in Chicago to discuss the link between vascular risk factors and dementia in AD. The event was organized by the Alzheimer's Association, with scientific input from the National Institutes of Health's National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) and National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI). A review article, titled, "Vascular contributions to cognitive impairment and dementia including Alzheimer's disease", summarizes the meeting views and further research directions, and is available in advance online publication by Alzheimer's & Dementia: The Journal of the Alzheimer's Association. "We are encouraged by the potential for new treatment strategies for dementia to arise from studying the crossover of vascular factors with the progression of Alzheimer's," says Heather M. Snyder, Ph.D., director of medical and scientific operations for the Alzheimer's Association, and first author of the article. Half of the people who die from AD have vascula
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  1. Chris says:

    Amazing Research Here is an amazing news for the Alzheimer’s disease community Alzheimer’s disease reversed in mice. I am facinated to know that BACE1 enzyme facilitates the making of beta-amyloid peptides that abnormally accumulate in the brains of Alzheimer’s disease patients. The blocking of sugar binding to the BACE1 really reduces the severity of Alzheimer’s is even more facinating. I look forward to a brighter future in the cure for Alzheimer’s.

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