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Alzheimer’s News Today: A Look Back at 2017

With the holiday season in full swing, it’s the perfect opportunity to take a look back at 2017. It’s been a year full of ups and downs, and while there were definitely quite a few low moments, there were certainly quite a few highs. To celebrate the year that was,…

David Cassidy Passes Away at 67

Superstar David Cassidy has passed away at the age of 67 from organ failure. Cassidy was born on April 12, 1950 in New York City. His whole family was in show business — his mother was an actress and his father was a singer and actor — so he came by…

Inhibiting HDAC2 Enzyme May Stop Memory Loss

A research team from MIT has found a way to reverse memory loss in mice, which may lead to new treatments for patients with Alzheimer’s disease. The findings were reported in a study titled “The Transcription Factor Sp3 Cooperates with HDAC2 to Regulate Synaptic Function and Plasticity in Neurons”…

Strawberry Compound Fisetin Slows Cognitive Decline of Aging in Mouse Study

Researchers fed the antioxidant fisetin, found in strawberries and other fruits and vegetables, to mice for seven months and found that the compound partially protected the animals from age-associated cognitive decline. Fisetin’s effects correlated with the restoration of neuronal function and less brain inflammation. The results, which follows previous work with…

9 Ways to Manage Brain Fog

One of the most frustrating symptoms of living with a chronic illness is brain fog. There are medications to treat many symptoms of chronic diseases, but sadly there isn’t yet a pill that takes away brain fog. However, there are ways to deal with it so patients can minimize its effects and…

Potential Alzheimer’s Treatment, Now in Phase 3 Testing, Gets Boost from FDA

Aducanumab, an amyloid-fighting medication being developed by Biogen for Alzheimer’s disease (AD), has been granted Fast Track designation by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The treatment is currently being evaluated in two large-scale Phase 3 trials, both of which are recruiting Alzheimer’s patients. The FDA’s fast track program allows for faster…

Industrial Air Pollutant May Be Linked to Neurological Ills Like Alzheimer’s

An air pollutant found in industrial areas, magnetite, could be contributing to the development of neurological conditions such as Alzheimer’s disease (AD), according to new study out of the United Kingdom and Mexico. The study, “Magnetite pollution nanoparticles in the human brain,” was recently published in the journal Proceedings of the…

New Alzheimer’s Therapy Shows Promise in Reducing Amyloid Plaques in Brain

An investigational treatment for Alzheimer’s disease (AD) could be on the horizon, according to a study from researchers at Biogen and the University of Zurich. Aducanumab, a human monoclonal antibody, shows evidence of reducing Alzheimer’s amyloid plaques — the culprit behind AD-induced brain cell death. The treatment candidate is potentially…