novel Alzheimer’s treatments

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A study by researchers investigated lesser-known molecules involved in tauopathies like Alzheimer’s. They focused on microRNAs (miRNAs), gene expression regulators that bind to and destroy protein-encoding messenger RNAs. They discovered that some of these miRNAs showed neuroprotective effects; their supplementation therefore holds potential as a treatment for tauopathies.

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About hope

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Is it good to get our hopes up with every bit of good news, or is the disappointment when it turns out not to be the magic bullet too much?

A promising new drug called BAN2401 generated a lot of excitement after a clinical trial found it slowed the progression of Alzheimer’s by 30%, but recent revelations have left investors and doctors with more questions than answers, reports Bloomberg.

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Skinny-fat may indicate Alzheimer’s

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You can’t tell how healthy someone is just by looking at them, but that doesn’t mean people don’t make assumptions, especially when they’re factoring in weight. But what about people who are “skinny-fat”? According to a new study, this body type, which is characterized by a combination of high fat mass and low muscle mass, may actually be worse for your health than obesity alone.

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Will this turnaround be real??

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Biogen posts that BAN2401 met on the ADCOMS secondary endpoint measure in its phase 2 study treating patients with Alzheimer’s.

BAN2401 showed evidence that it could reduce the progression of Alzheimer’s.

The positive update for BAN2401 was a huge surprise, because the failure rate for creating a treatment for Alzheimer’s is 99.6%.

BAN2401 still has to go through a phase 3 study in order to prove that it works in treating patients with Alzheimer’s.

Biogen is not only relying on BAN2401 for Alzheimer’s treatment, it also has another drug in late-stage development for the disease known as Aducanumab.

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A common virus can cause Alzheimer’s?

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Strains of a virus that most people acquire in childhood may play a role in the development of Alzheimer’s disease later in life.

Research published June 21, 2018, in the scientific journal Neuron revealed that levels of two types of human herpes virus (HHV-6A and HHV-7) were twice as high in the brains of patients who died with Alzheimer’s disease compared with those who did not have the disease.

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Alzheimer’s on the longest day

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Held annually on the summer solstice, The Longest Day symbolizes the challenging journey of those living with Alzheimer’s and those who care for them.

“There are thousands of teams all across the world today that are participating in The Longest Day, raising awareness and funds, so we can fight this disease and ultimately find a cure — that’s our end game and our vision,” said Mitchel Sloan, vice president of development and communications for the California Central Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association.

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Dyscalculia and Alzheimer’s

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Research into problems with mathematics in patients with Alzheimer’s

Dyscalculia is an early sign of AD. It should be included among the reliable clinical hallmarks for the diagnosis of Alzheimer’s Disease. Identification of dyscalculic symptoms in these patients requires composite assessment procedure.

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