Tag Archives: Alzheimer’s

Medical News Today: What causes Alzheimer’s? Not toxic amyloid, new study suggests

Many researchers have argued that the accumulation of toxic beta-amyloid in the brain causes Alzheimer’s. However, a new study offers some evidence contradicting this sequence. Share on PinterestNew research is questioning the predominant hypothesis that a buildup of beta-amyloid causes Alzheimer’s disease. Alzheimer’s disease affects over 5.5 million people in the United States and millions… Read More »

Early detection of Alzheimer’s possible through algorithm

A team of scientists from Harvard-affiliated Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) has developed a software-based method of scanning electronic health records (EHRs) to estimate the risk that a healthy person will receive a dementia diagnosis in the future. Their algorithm uses machine learning to first build a list of key clinical terms associated with cognitive symptoms… Read More »

China gives conditional OK to its first self-developed Alzheimer’s drug

BEIJING (Reuters) – China has granted conditional approval to its first self-developed treatment for Alzheimer’s disease, a move that may point to revived opportunities in a therapeutic area where drugmakers have burned billions of dollars without yielding a validated new drug. Oligomannate, which uses extract from marine brown algae as raw material, received a conditional… Read More »

After his wife was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, Arthur Kleinman shares what he learned

Arthur Kleinman’s wife, Joan, began to struggle with a rare form of early Alzheimer’s disease at 59. Eight years after losing her, the Esther and Sidney Rabb Professor of Anthropology in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences and professor of psychiatry and of medical anthropology at Harvard Medical School chronicles their journey in “The Soul… Read More »