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August 24th, 2017

UNTANGLING ALZHEIMER’S–Mayo Clinic’s approach

By Megan Forliti mforliti

Families living with Alzheimer’s disease woke to devastating newspaper headlines recently: Another highly touted drug failed in clinical trials. Drugmaker Eli Lilly’s EXPEDITION3 trial tested an antibody, a molecule used by the immune system to fight off disease, called solanezumab. This experimental drug sought to remove harmful proteins in the brain that become building blocks for amyloid, […]

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Tags: Alzheimer's, Alzheimer's Disease Research Center, amyloid protein, dementia, Mayo Clinic Robert and Arlene Kogod Center on Aging, Mayo Clinic Study of Aging, research, Rochester Epidemiology Project, Ronald Petersen, tau


June 29th, 2017

Walk to Remember

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Young elizabethzimmermann

Sisters help local community and advance Alzheimer’s and dementia research Paula Peterson and Jill Wulff remember their mom’s struggle with Lewy body dementia, the second most common type of progressive dementia after Alzheimer’s disease. She was easily confused and experienced hallucinations and paranoia. Paula and Jill also remember the family’s struggle when their mother experienced […]

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Tags: Alzheimer's, Lewy Body, medical research, Walk to Remember


April 2nd, 2015

Quest for Alzheimer’s Disease Treatments: Mitochondria Renders Clues

By Bob Nellis bobnellis

A research group led by Mayo Clinic neuroscientist Eugenia Trushina, Ph.D, has investigated whether treatment with a small molecule CP2 can prevent the debilitating effects of Alzheimer’s disease  in three animal models of familial Alzheimer’s, an inherited neurodegenerative disorder with symptoms of progressive cognitive decline in aging populations. There is no cure for Alzheimer’s in […]

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Tags: AD, Alzheimer's, Alzheimer's disease, Eugenia Trushina, neuroscience


October 13th, 2014

Mayo Physicians Appointed to Florida Alzheimer’s Board

By Bob Nellis bobnellis

Two Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville specialists in Alzheimer’s disease — neurologist Neill Graff-Radford, M.D., and molecular neuroscientist Leonard Petrucelli, Ph.D. — have been appointed to Florida’s Alzheimer’s Disease Research Grant Advisory Board. The appointment was made on Oct. 3 by State Surgeon General John Armstrong, M.D., FACS, who is also the Florida Secretary of Health. […]

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Tags: advisory board, Alzheimer's, Alzheimer's disease, Florida


July 22nd, 2014

Dr. Younkin Receives Lifetime Achievement Award

By Bob Nellis bobnellis

Presenting some new Alzheimer’s discoveries wasn’t the only high point for Mayo Clinic researchers in Copenhagen recently at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference. On July 14 Steven Younkin, M.D., Ph.D., was awarded the Khalid Iqbal Lifetime Achievement Award for his years of research on the disease. Dr. Younkin is Professor of Neuroscience at Mayo Clinic’s campus in Jacksonville, Florida. […]

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Tags: AAIC, Alzheimer's, Alzheimer's disease, Florida, Lifetime Achievement Award, Mayo Clinic, neuroscience, research, Steven Younkin


May 13th, 2009

Alzheimer's expert in HBO online production

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Ronald Petersen, M.D., Ph.D., head of Mayo’s Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center, is featured in an HBO-produced feature on Mild Cognitive Impairment. Dr. Petersen, a national expert in dementias, is focused on finding ways to make the earliest possible diagnoses for MCI. Dr. Petersen diagnosed President Ronald Reagan’s Alzheimer’s disease. Here’s a sampling: [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lrvFi0OXc90]

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Tags: Alzheimer's, Alzheimer's disease, dementia, HBO, Mayo Clinic, MCI, Mild Cognitive Impairment, Ronald Petersen


May 13th, 2009

Mayo Investigators Lend Perspective to Science

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Mayo neuroscience researchers, Todd Golde, M.D. and Thomas Kukar, Ph.D., are authors of a Perspective article in Science this month. The review piece —  “Avoiding Unintended Toxicity” – examines drugs that inhibit one type of y-secretase, a protease that may help in the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease. Interest has increased in these drugs because they […]

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Tags: Alzheimer's, Mayo Clinic, Science, Thomas Kumar, Todd Golde


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