Alzheimer’s Disease

Finding shows potential way to protect neurons in Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, ALS

March 11, 2011

Cell biologists pondering the death of neurons — brain cells — said today that by eliminating one ingredient from the cellular machinery, they prolonged the life of neurons stressed by a pesticide chemical.

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2nd member in Alzheimer’s toxic duo identified

February 7, 2011

Finding could lead to novel drugs that prevent or slow the disease

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Protein restores learning, memory in Alzheimer’s model

December 15, 2010

Scientists at the UT Health Science Center San Antonio restored learning and memory in an Alzheimer’s disease mouse model by increasing a protein called CBP.

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A drug that extends life span prevents Alzheimer’s deficits

April 12, 2010

If research results continue to be repeated and are turned into clinical trials, a drug already approved for some uses could be marshaled — sooner than we expect — to prevent Alzheimer’s disease in humans and improve health to the end of life.

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Rapamycin rescues learning, memory in Alzheimer’s mouse model

February 24, 2010

Rapamycin, a drug that keeps the immune system from attacking transplanted organs, may have another exciting use: fighting Alzheimer’s disease.

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Scientists: Protein that predicts Alzheimer’s also predicts HIV progression

June 17, 2008

A protein that is one of the major predictors of Alzheimer’s disease also predicts the pace at which HIV-infected persons will progress to death, San Antonio scientists reported this week.

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