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Hitting the Target

Hitting the Target: Researchers Take Aim to Find a Drug Therapy for Alzheimer’s Disease. The latest clinical studies investigate different paths to a cure. By Kevin Gault There is no drug that can cure Alzheimer’s disease, but there are reasons … 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 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 the … Continue reading

A Blood Test to Detect Memory Decline

Increasingly, researchers are thinking of Alzheimer’s as a disease that begins years before the onset of memory loss and thinking problems become obvious. Now, they are moving closer to a blood test that can predict mental decline, and possible Alzheimer’s, … Continue reading

Brain Scans Lead to Earlier Alzheimer’s Diagnosis

Scientists are moving closer to diagnosing Alzheimer’s disease at an earlier stage using special brain scans. The scans, which are not routinely available in doctors’ offices, should make it easier to know for sure whether someone has Alzheimer’s earlier in … Continue reading

People With Alzheimer’s Can’t Clear Plaque

Scientists have long been studying beta-amyloid, the sticky protein that builds up in the brains of those with Alzheimer’s disease. Everyone makes beta-amyloid, but in those with Alzheimer’s disease, the protein accumulates to toxic levels, eventually forming clumps in the … 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

Poke, Prod, and Pizza

Thanks to the U.S. Government seeing its way clear to not shutting down last week, Jeff and I will proceed, on Friday, to the NIH for part 2 of a PET scan study on inflammation and its role in variants … 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

Diabetes Linked to Brain Damage of Alzheimer’s Disease

People with type 2 diabetes or in the early stages of getting the disease appear to be at an increased risk of developing the brain plaques of Alzheimer’s disease. The findings are troubling, as diabetes is becoming alarmingly common in … 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