Alzheimer's researchers get off to rocky start in 2018

World / Science & Health Jan 25, 2018

Alzheimer's researchers get off to rocky start in 2018

2018, barely underway, has already dealt a series of disheartening blows to the quest for an Alzheimer's cure. Within the first three weeks, pharmaceutical giant Pfizer Inc. abandoned the costly and frustrating field of dementia drug development, and two promising treatments stumbled in patient trials. Alzheimer's ...

Clinton pledges $2 billion annually in bid to find Alzheimer's cure

World / Politics Dec 23, 2015

Clinton pledges $2 billion annually in bid to find Alzheimer's cure

U.S. presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton on Tuesday announced a $2 billion annual effort to cure Alzheimer's disease by 2025, calling for doubling federal spending to combat the illness. The Democratic front-runner plans to introduce her proposal in Iowa during her last presidential campaign swing ...

Ample shut-eye seen lessening Alzheimer's risk in seniors

World / Science & Health Jul 21, 2015

Ample shut-eye seen lessening Alzheimer's risk in seniors

New research suggests poor sleep may increase people's risk of Alzheimer's disease, by spurring a brain-clogging gunk that in turn further interrupts shut-eye. Enough sleep is important for good health generally, but a series of studies presented Monday at the Alzheimer's Association International Conference suggests ...

World / Science & Health Apr 15, 2015

Report urges ways to stay sharp as our brains age

The brain ages just like the rest of a body, says a new report that urges seniors to take steps to keep sharp. The prestigious Institute of Medicine examined what scientists know about "cognitive aging," changes in mental functioning as we get older. This isn't a ...

World Nov 26, 2014

U.S. doctor behind 'free radical' aging theory dies at 98

Dr. Denham Harman, a renowned scientist who developed the most widely accepted theory on aging that's now used to study cancer, Alzheimer's disease and other illnesses, has died in Nebraska at age 98. Harman, who worked into his mid-90s at the University of Nebraska Medical ...

Study paves way for Alzheimer's early detection

World / Science & Health Jul 8, 2014

Study paves way for Alzheimer's early detection

British scientists have identified a set of 10 proteins in the blood that can predict the onset of Alzheimer's and call this an important step toward developing a test for the incurable brain-wasting disease. Such a test could initially be used to select patients for ...