Good News! Drinking Coffee May Lower Your Risk of Alzheimer’s Disease

Good news for those of us who can’t face the day without their morning flat white: a long-term study has revealed drinking higher amounts of coffee may make you less likely to develop Alzheimer’s disease. Good news for those of us who can’t face the day without their morning flat white: a long-term study has … Read more

The MASALA Study Explores Heart Disease in South Asian Americans

Are race and ethnicity risk factors for developing heart disease? According to the American Heart Association, yes. In 2018, the organization added race and ethnicity as factors in its high cholesterol risk guidelines, drawing attention to one overlooked health disparity in the process: Compared to the general United States population, South Asians have the highest … Read more

Book excerpt: “A Tattoo On My Brain: A Neurologist’s Personal Battle Against Alzheimer’s Disease”

Portland, Ore., neurologist Dr. Daniel Gibbs, who has spent his career caring for patients with Alzheimer’s, has now moved to studying the disease from the perspective of a patient himself. “A Tattoo On My Brain: A Neurologist’s Personal Battle Against Alzheimer’s Disease” (Cambridge University Press), written with Teresa Barker, is his memoir of recognizing the … Read more

Reversing Development of Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia Using Unique Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy Protocol

Study results show elevated blood flow and improved oxygenation in the brain of patients suffering from cognitive impairment. Credit: Tel Aviv University Reversal of the biological hallmarks responsible for development of Alzheimer’s disease and dementia using unique hyperbaric oxygen therapy protocol. A team of investigators from Tel Aviv University has succeeded in restoring brain trauma … Read more

Physical Activity May Improve Alzheimer’s Disease by Lowering Brain Inflammation

By Society for Neuroscience November 22, 2021 Physical activity has greatest benefits for people with worse disease pathology. No one will disagree that an active lifestyle is good for you, but it remains unclear how physical activity improves brain health, particularly in Alzheimer’s disease. The benefits may come about through decreased immune cell activation, according … Read more

New Link Discovered Between Diet, Intestinal Stem Cells and Disease

Intestinal stem cells in green, cell division in red. Credit: Helmholtz Munich / Anika Böttcher The intestine is essential for maintaining our energy balance and is a master at reacting quickly to changes in nutrition and nutrient balance. It manages to do this with the help of intestinal cells that among other things are specialized … Read more

Nasal vaccine to treat Alzheimer’s disease to be tested in U.S. clinical trial – National

A first-of-its-kind clinical trial is underway in the United States, examining the effectiveness of a nasal vaccine for the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease. The study, to be conducted at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, began recruiting participants this week, and is the first human trial of a nasal vaccine for the disease. “If … Read more

First human trial of Alzheimer’s disease nasal vaccine to begin at Boston hospital

Brigham and Women’s Hospital will test the safety and efficacy of a nasal vaccine aimed at preventing and slowing Alzheimer’s disease, the Boston hospital announced Tuesday. The start of the small, Phase I clinical trial comes after nearly 20 years of research led by Howard L. Weiner, MD, co-director of the Ann Romney Center for … Read more

Promising New Approach To Treat Alzheimer’s Disease – And Also Vaccinate Against It

A promising new approach to potentially treat Alzheimer’s disease – and also vaccinate against it – has been developed by a team of UK and German scientists. Both the antibody-based treatment and the protein-based vaccine developed by the team reduced Alzheimer’s symptoms in mouse models of the disease. The research is published today (November 15, … Read more

Penicillin Significantly Slows Devastating Impacts of Rheumatic Heart Disease in Children

A regular, affordable antibiotic treatment significantly reduced the risk of underlying rheumatic heart disease progression in children and adolescents, according to a new study. Credit: Roman Nguyen New findings address widely eradicated cardiovascular disease that continues to plague developing nations. Penicillin, a widely available and affordable antibiotic, may be one key to turning the tide … Read more