Author Archives: Joana Fernandes, PhD

AFFIRMATIVhealth Uses Latest Research to Create or Update Personalized Alzheimer’s Treatment Plan

A special issue of PLOS Medicine that covers a broad range of new Alzheimer’s and dementia studies underscores the importance of a holistic, personalized-care approach to treatment, according to a California health care provider that promotes that approach. AFFIRMATIVhealth uses information from the latest research on these neurodegenerative conditions to…

Difficulty in Identifying Subtle Image Differences May Hint at Future Likelihood of Alzheimer’s, Researchers Suggest

People who have trouble detecting details in a test with figures may be at increased risk of Alzheimer’s disease later in life, according to a new study. This finding suggests that subtle changes in cognition may be identified long before more common symptoms of Alzheimer’s appear. The study, “Family History of Alzheimer’s…

ProMIS Neurosciences Antibodies Inhibit Accumulation of Alzheimer’s-linked Protein, Study Shows

Antibodies that ProMIS Neurosciences created to target molecules associated with Alzheimer’s inhibit the accumulation of the amyloid beta protein that is a hallmark of the disease. The company’s researchers used two computer algorithms, ProMI and Collective Coordinates, to predict amyloid beta misfolding and five disease-specific targets for antibodies, according to a presentation…

High Calcium Levels in Mitochondria Cause Neuronal Death in Alzheimer’s, Study Shows

Abnormal levels of calcium in the mitochondria, the cell’s powerhouse, may lead to neuronal death in Alzheimer’s disease and dementia, according to researchers at Temple University’s Center for Translational Medicine. Scientists presented their study, “Imbalance of calcium in a cell’s energy factory may drive Alzheimer’s disease,” at the 61st Meeting of the Biophysical Society,…