Alzheimer's Disease News

Volunteers needed for Alzheimer’s researchToday
Researchers are seeking clinical trial volunteers for new Alzheimer’s disease prevention and treatment studies.
Baylor hosts Update on Alzheimer’s Disease lectureOct 26, 2018
Experts will present the latest in research and information for patients and caregivers at the annual “Update on Alzheimer’s Disease” lecture Nov. 8.
Research links Tau aggregates, cell death in Alzheimer’sJun 5, 2018
New evidence suggests a mechanism by which progressive accumulation of Tau protein in brain cells may lead to Alzheimer’s disease.
Two is better than one when it comes to improving brain function in Alzheimer’s disease mouse modelApr 10, 2018
Using two complementary approaches to reduce the deposits of amyloid-beta in the brain rather than either approach alone improved spatial navigation and memory in a mouse model of Alzheimer’s disease.
Mechanism explains how seizures may lead to memory lossOct 16, 2017
A better understanding of a new mechanism may lead to future strategies to reduce cognitive deficits in Alzheimer’s disease and other conditions associated with seizures, such as epilepsy.
Breakdown of brain cells’ collaboration linked to Alzheimer’sSep 28, 2017
Researchers have discovered that a critical partnership between brain cells fails, neurodegeneration follows, opening a path to a better understanding of disorders such as Alzheimer’s disease.
Patient-inspired research uncovers new link to rare disorder Jun 22, 2017
Meeting a young patient with Zellweger syndrome, a rare, life-threatening genetic disease, started a scientific investigation that culminated with an unexpected discovery.
Gut bacteria might one day help slow down aging processJun 15, 2017
Slowing down the aging process might be possible one day with supplements derived from gut bacteria. 
‘Silent seizures’ found in patients with Alzheimer’s diseaseMay 1, 2017
Discovery of ‘Silent seizures’ provides a better understanding of Alzheimer’s disease and can potentially lead to new treatments.
Research reveals how brain remembers fearful experiencesFeb 20, 2017
Researchers show for the first time the specific patterns of electrical activity in rat brains that are associated with specific memories, in this case a fearful experience
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.