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Items Tagged ‘Alzheimer’s disease’

October 9, 2018

Diabetes 3, 2, 1

By Jennifer Schutz jenniferschutz

Often people with diabetes have brain changes that are hallmarks of both Alzheimer’s disease and vascular dementia. Some researchers believe that each condition fuels the damage caused by the other. That link may occur as a result of the ways that type 2 diabetes affects the ability of the brain and other body tissues to […]

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Tags: Alzheimer's disease, Center for Regenerative Medicine, diabetes, islet regeneration, neurobiology, stem cells, type 3 diabetes


August 2, 2018

Research News Roundup-July 2018

By Elizabeth Zimmermann elizabethzimmermann

The Mayo Clinic Research News Roundup includes brief summaries and links to research-related news releases from the past month. It also connects readers to associated resources. Read on for more information from Mayo Clinic Research. Anesthesia, surgery linked to subtle decline in memory and thinking in older adults, Mayo study finds In adults over 70, exposure to general […]

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Tags: Alzheimer's disease, DNA, genomics, Mayo Clinic Study of Aging, ovarian cancer, Robert and Arlene Kogod Center on Aging, yips


July 24, 2018

Mayo scientists presenting at Alzheimer’s Association conference

By Adam Harringa harringaadam

About 30 Mayo Clinic scientists are presenting at this week’s Alzheimer’s Association International Conference in Chicago, and another roughly two dozen researchers are contributing authors. They’re among more than 5,600 scientists from 65 countries. The schedule and abstracts are available on the Alzheimer’s Association conference website. All the research has one goal: to help the growing […]

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Tags: Alzheimer's disease, Mayo Clinic Study on Aging, Rochester Epidemiology Project


May 30, 2018

Florida symposium on Alzheimer’s disease features Mayo Clinic researchers and state-based research findings

By Lynda de Widt ldewidt

June is national Alzheimer’s and Brain Health Awareness Month—and in Florida—research investigators from around the state will gather in Orlando to highlight basic science advances for this devastating disease. The Florida Health Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness & Research Symposium, June 7-8, features presentations by several Mayo Clinic researchers from Florida and is hosted by the Florida Department […]

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Tags: Alzheimer's disease, Francine Parfitt, Leonard Petrucelli, Neill Graff-Radford, Nilufer Ertekin-Taner


August 24, 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 disease, Alzheimer's Disease Research Center, dementia, Mayo Clinic Study of Aging, Rochester Epidemiology Project, Ronald Petersen


June 29, 2017

Walk to Remember

By Elizabeth Zimmermann 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 disease, Lewy Body


April 2, 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: Alzheimer's disease, Alzheimer's disease, Eugenia Trushina


October 13, 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: Alzheimer's disease, Alzheimer's disease


July 22, 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: Alzheimer's disease, Alzheimer's disease, Steven Younkin


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