Eyes could provide early warning of Alzheimer’s

Eyes could provide early warning of Alzheimer’s

Working with a mouse model of Alzheimer’s, scientists have developed an imaging technique for detecting changes in the texture of the retina that are associated with the disease. Early diagnosis of the condition could aid efforts to slow its progression. More than 5 million people aged 65 or older in the United States are living […]
Alzheimer’s gene risk triggers blood-brain barrier damage

Alzheimer’s gene risk triggers blood-brain barrier damage

Scientists have known for some time that the APOE4 gene is a risk factor for Alzheimer’s disease. A new study helps to explain why, by showing that the variant has an association with damage to the blood-brain barrier. APOE4 is the leading genetic risk factor for...
Low flavonoid intake associated with Alzheimer’s risk

Low flavonoid intake associated with Alzheimer’s risk

A new study links a low intake of flavonoid-rich foods — such as berries, apples, and tea — with a higher risk of Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias. Share on PinterestA low intake of berries and tea may raise the risk of Alzheimer’s disease, a new study...
New understanding of brain structure offers insights into Alzheimer’s

New understanding of brain structure offers insights into Alzheimer’s

New research has revealed greater detail about the brain’s structure, suggesting avenues for future research into Alzheimer’s disease and related illnesses. Share on PinterestThe brain structure that contains glial cells can provide important insights into Alzheimer’s...