Alzheimer's Disease News

Familial test helps detect genes that cause complex diseasesJan 5, 2017
Researchers have developed a family-based association test that improves the detection in families of rare disease-causing variants of genes involved in complex conditions such as Alzheimer’s.
Meet the new experts at this year’s Update on Alzheimer’s lectureOct 27, 2016
The annual “Update on Alzheimer’s Disease” lecture will feature two new directors from the Alzheimer’s Disease and Memory Disorders Center at Baylor College of Medicine.
Research provides new understanding of Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s disease and opens path to treatmentOct 25, 2016
A team of scientists has discovered a driver in the development of Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s and related diseases.
International team discovers novel Alzheimer’s disease risk gene among IcelandersOct 20, 2016
A team of scientists have identified a novel genetic risk factor for late-onset Alzheimer’s disease.
Study reveals potential new strategy to prevent Alzheimer’s diseaseOct 6, 2016
Taking a pill that prevents the accumulation of toxic molecules in the brain might someday help prevent or delay Alzheimer’s disease, according to a new study.
New experimental system sheds light on how memory loss may occurJun 30, 2016
Researchers have uncovered new information about how a certain dysfunction in the brain may contribute to memory loss in Alzheimer's disease.
Dr. Rachelle Doody to give “Update on Alzheimer’s Disease” lecture Sep 24, 2015
The Houston community will have an opportunity to hear one of the leading researchers on Alzheimer’s disease discuss the latest research on the disease at the annual “Update on Alzheimer’s Disease” lecture.
Award-winning play raises awareness for Alzheimer’s disease in African-American communityJul 9, 2015
African-Americans are two times more likely to develop the debilitating neurological disorder and are less likely to have an early diagnosis, resulting in less treatment time.
Dr. Rachelle Doody to give “Update on Alzheimer’s Disease” lectureNov 6, 2014
The Houston community will have an opportunity to hear one of the leading researchers on Alzheimer’s disease discuss the latest research on the disease at the annual “Update on Alzheimer’s Disease” lecture Nov. 10, 2014.
Dysfunctional precursor protein impairs making of new neurons in brainOct 8, 2014
Without functioning amyloid precursor protein, neurons do not form proper morphology and cannot integrate into the existing networks.
Lessons learned in Alzheimer's drug trial move research forwardJan 22, 2014
Results of Baylor study could help move the field of Alzheimer's drug research forward with more targeted studies.
Alzheimer’s disease research registry in the worksJul 19, 2013
The Alzheimer’s Disease and Memory Disorder Center at Baylor College of Medicine has begun developing a registry of people in the Houston area who might be interested in participating in future Alzheimer’s disease prevention research.