Author Archives: Özge Özkaya, PhD

Two New Molecules Show Early Promise in Treating Alzheimer’s

Molecules blocking a receptor found in the brain called 5-HT6R could potentially be used to treat Alzheimer’s disease, according to two studies led by researchers at Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (MIPT), according to a news release. The first study “AVN-211, Novel and Highly Selective 5-HT6 Receptor Small…

Menopause May Be Reason More Women Develop Alzheimer’s Than Men

Women perform better than men on all memory measures but these sex differences tend to disappear as women age and enter menopause, according to a study published in the journal Menopause. These findings highlights the importance of ovarian hormones in maintaining memory function and could explain the reason why women are almost twice as likely as men to develop Alzheimer’s disease.