NYU Langone Researchers Present Several New Findings at 2015 Alzheimer’s Association Conference

NYU Langone Researchers Present Several New Findings at 2015 Alzheimer’s Association Conference
NYU Langone Medical Center, NYU School of Medicine scientists presented several new findings at the 2015 Alzheimer's Association International Conference in Washington, D.C., July 18-23-2015. This is the largest conference focusing on Alzheimer's disease, and brings together researchers and clinicians who focus on understanding the cause, treatment and prevention of this malignancy as well as related disorders. The NYU Langone Alzheimer's Disease Center is composed of the Center for Cognitive Neurology, Center for Brain Health and the Parkinson's and Movement Disorders Center. Researchers at NYU focus primarily on Alzheimer's disease, but also on other neurodegenerative conditions. According to a center press release "The focus is on improving the understanding and treatment of diseases and injuries to the nervous system. Neurologists and neuroscientists conduct research in the risks, predictors, prevention, diagnostic tests and potential treatments for Alzheimer's disease (AD), Lewy Body dementia (LBD), vascular dementia, prion disease, mild cognitive impairment, and other related conditions, and have expertise in evaluating, diagnosing and treating individuals with brain conditions that affect memory and/or thinking (cognition)." The scientists gave both oral and poster presentations. Topics included studies of monoclonal antibodies as treatments for neurodegenerative diseases, a study of online training for dementia caregivers, a study of a care management program for AD patients, targeting mitochondria as a treatment for AD, associations of slow-wave sleep with beta-amyloid accumulation in AD as well as an examination of cardiovascular risk factors and AD. The focus encompassed general science as well as the clinical treatment and care o
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