Two new studies have identified a specific gene called TREM2 that seems to greatly increase the risk for Alzheimer’s disease and point to the role that inflammation may have in this disease.
The first study out of Iceland sequenced the genomes of 2,251 people who lived in that country. This team identified the TREM2 mutation as being... Read more
One of Sunday’s tasks is reading multiple newspapers to see what’s going on in the world. By habit, I always check the circular sections first before heading to the hard news section. Therefore, one of the first sections I read is Parade Magazine.
The November 11, 2012 issue was especially of note. It wasn’t because of the... Read more
Does the brain start changing many years prior to the onset of Alzheimer’s? Two new studies just published in the Lancet Neurology seem to indicate that the answer is “yes.” And both have implications for better understanding both familial dementia as well as late-onset Alzheimer's.
One study looked at 44 young adults between... Read more
Growing up, I heard a lot about vitamin D. “Drink your milk,” my mom said. “It’ll help you have strong bones.” But what researchers are learning is that vitamin D also may be tied to a strong mind, as in one that is without Alzheimer’s disease.
A team of researchers from Canada and the United Kingdom looked at... Read more
I’m a sucker for hope when it comes to Alzheimer’s. I like to stay up with the latest research so I can try to make informed decisions and also provide quality information that can help HealthCentral community members in their own care and that of their loved ones. Three studies that have recently been published just caught my eye. The... Read more