Ah, this is why all those tests failed

Alzheimer; News from the web:

Researchers at King’s College London have discovered a vicious feedback loop underlying brain degeneration in Alzheimer’s disease which may explain why so many drug trials have failed. The study also identifies a clinically approved drug which breaks the vicious cycle and protects against memory-loss in animal models of Alzheimer’s.

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Alzheimer’s, who is more at risk, ladies or gentlemen?

Alzheimer; News from the web:

Women are more likely to have Alzheimer’s disease than men, according to the Alzheimer’s Society.

There’s a higher risk in women, even after discounting their longer life expectancy.

The exact reason why women are more at risk of the dementia isn’t entirely understood, but it’s believed to be related to their genetic makeup.

But, men are more likely to develop vascular dementia, the charity warned.

“Some risk factors for dementia can’t be changed,” it said. “The most important are a person’s age, genes, sex and ethnic origin.

“Women are more likely to develop Alzheimer’s disease than men [even allowing for the fact that women on average live longer]. Continue reading