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November is Alzheimer’s Awareness Month

November is Alzheimer’s Awareness Month. Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form of dementia, a group of disorders that impairs mental functioning. Every 68 seconds, someone develops Alzheimer’s disease. At current rates, experts believe the number of Americans living with … Continue reading

Fisher Scientists Discover New Ways to Rid Cells of Alzheimer’s Protein-2

Fisher Scientists Discover New Ways to Rid Cells of Alzheimer’s Protein Beta-amyloid is a protein that causes Alzheimer’s disease when toxic forms of it accumulate in the brain.   Two years ago Fisher Center scientists discovered that nerve cells are able … Continue reading

World Alzheimer’s Month

September is World Alzheimer’s Month. Alzheimer’s organizations around the world concentrate their efforts on raising awareness about Alzheimer’s and dementia. Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form of dementia, a group of disorders that impairs mental functioning. Every 68 seconds, … Continue reading

Fisher Center Scientists Show That Anti-Inflammatory Drugs Reduce Effectiveness of SSRI Antidepressants

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences April 25, 2011 Publication: Click Here Scientists at the Fisher Center for Alzheimer’s Research at The Rockefeller University, led by Paul Greengard, Ph.D., and Jennifer Warner-Schmidt, Ph.D., have shown that anti-inflammatory drugs, which … Continue reading

SMER28

Journal of Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology March 7, 2011 Full PDF: Click Here Fisher Scientists Discover New Ways to Rid Cells of Alzheimer Protein Identifying a cure for Alzheimer’s disease remains a major challenge. Few drugs are … Continue reading

Advanced Directives

What are advanced directives? Though most people have a clear idea in their heads about how they want to be treated when the end finally comes, only about a quarter of Americans have these ideas written down.  “Advance directives” is … Continue reading

Fisher Scientists Discover New Ways to Rid Cells of Alzheimer Protein

Identifying a cure for Alzheimer’s disease remains a major challenge. Few drugs are currently approved by the Food and Drug Administration to treat Alzheimer’s patients. Unfortunately none of these drugs halt progression of the disease and their impact on cognitive … Continue reading

Just Forgetful, or Is It Dementia?

Everyone becomes forgetful from time to time: forgetting where you placed the car keys, not remembering to pick up an item at the grocery store, forgetting to return a friend’s phone call. And as we age, most of us become … Continue reading

Honoring a Legend – Robert Sargent Shriver, Jr.

    The Directors of the Fisher Center for Alzheimer’s Research Foundation ask that you take a moment to remember Robert Sargent Shriver, Jr. who passed away Tuesday, January 18, 2011 with Alzheimer’s disease. His legacy will be remembered for … Continue reading

gSAP

Nature September 1, 2010 Full PDF: Click Here Fisher Scientists Discover Protein that Fuels Alzheimer’s Disease, Promising New Treatments Expected Researchers at the Fisher Center for Alzheimer’s Research laboratory published “Gamma-secretase Activating Protein is a Therapeutic Target for Alzheimer’s Disease” … Continue reading