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New Direction in Alzheimer’s Research

In the laboratory of Nobel laureate Dr. Paul Greengard, a team of researchers is looking into a new direction in research into the nature of Alzheimer’s disease. Preserving Your Memory talked to Jean-Pierre Roussarie, Ph.D., postdoctoral associate at the Fisher Center … Continue reading

The Latest News on Alzheimer’s Disease and Brain Health

Cellular Skeleton Collapse May Be Alzheimer’s Precursor Researchers at the University of California, Santa Barbara, have uncovered a key finding about the process by which the peptide beta amyloid destroys neurons. Led by Stuart Feinstein, Ph.D., the team at UCSB studied the tau protein, which is present in … Continue reading

gSAP: A Key Protein in Plaque Formation

By: www.ALZinfo.org Dr. Gen He and Dr. Paul Greengard of the Fisher Center for Alzheimer’s Disease Research laboratory have discovered a protein that stimulates the production of beta-amyloid, the toxic protein that is linked to the development of plaques in … Continue reading

Early memory problems may indicate Alzheimer’s

By: www.ALZinfo.org In the January 11, 2010 issue of the journal Alzheimer’s and Dementia, Dr. Barry Reisberg and his research team published research showing a significantly higher risk of dementia and Alzheimer’s in people who have experienced subjective memory loss. … Continue reading

Key Protein May Lead to Faster Acting Anti-Depression Drugs

By: www.ALZinfo.org There is no single known cause for depression. Depression is believed to result from a combination of genetic, biochemical, environmental and psychological factors. Each year over 17 million American adults experienced a period of clinical depression. In Alzheimer’s … Continue reading

Protein p11 and the Understanding of Depression

By: www.ALZinfo.org Paul Greengard, PhD, director of Fisher Center for Alzheimer’s Disease Research’s team of internationally renowned scientists, has helped discover a protein that seems to be pivotal in lifting depression. The National Institute of Mental Health, a division of … Continue reading

PET Scan Marker May Promise Hope for Earlier Alzheimer’s Detection

By Kelli Rush The results of a Phase II study may offer hope for earlier diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease. The study, presented in April at the 2010 American Academy of Neurology conference in Toronto, focused on a compound called Flutemetamol … Continue reading

New Drugs for Alzheimer’s Work in Novel Ways

By: www.ALZinfo.org A new class of drugs called gamma-secretase modulators works to reduce the buildup of toxic proteins in the brains of people with Alzheimer’s disease, giving doctors hope that these medications may offer effective new treatments for the devastating … Continue reading

Is an Effective Alzheimer’s Treatment at Hand?: An Expert Speaks

By: www.ALZinfo.org About $1 billion is spent each year on medicines like Aricept, Razadyne, Exelon, and Namenda. These drugs are used primarily to ease symptoms of cognitive loss. In general, improvements are modest. Current medications for Alzheimer’s may slow mental … Continue reading

Plain Talk About Alzheimer’s Research

By Kent L. Karosen President and CEO, Fisher Center Foundation At the Fisher Center for Alzheimer’s Research Foundation, we are funding innovative Alzheimer’s research that is beginning to make serious headway. I wanted to talk to you not as a … Continue reading