Archive for the ‘Alzheimer’s disease’ Category

Toxic air pollution nanoparticles discovered in the human brain

Wednesday, December 14th, 2016

Toxic air pollution nanoparticles discovered in the human brain

A team involving Oxford University scientists has, for the first time, discovered tiny magnetic particles from air pollution lodged in human brains – and researchers think they could be a possible cause of Alzheimer’s disease.
Magnetic particles

http://www.ox.ac.uk/news/2016-09-07-toxic-air-pollution-nanoparticles-discovered-human-brain

 

Gene signature in healthy brains pinpoints the origins of Alzheimer’s disease

Friday, December 9th, 2016
Gene signature in healthy brains pinpoints the origins of Alzheimer’s disease

A specific gene expression pattern maps out which parts of the brain are most vulnerable to Alzheimer’s disease, decades before symptoms appear, and helps define the molecular origins of the disease.

http://www.cam.ac.uk/research/news/gene-signature-in-healthy-brains-pinpoints-the-origins-of-alzheimers-disease

Protein injection hope for Alzheimer’s

Thursday, August 11th, 2016

Protein injection hope for Alzheimer’s

  • 19 April 2016
alzheimer's brain scanImage copyrightSPL

Scientists believe injections of a natural protein may lessen the symptoms and progress of Alzheimer’s dementia after promising early trials in mice.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-36070987