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Biogen Dropped Me From Their Cancelled Alzheimer’s Study; Now They’re Bringing It Back

I wasn’t yet fully awake this morning when I started poking through my Facebook feed and saw the head-spinning news that Biogen had reversed itself and was now asking the FDA to approve its experimental Alzheimer’s drug.

8 Evidence-Based Steps to Improving Brain Health (And What Your Doctor May Not Tell You)

Here’s the surprising truth about brain health: there is a lot you can do.

If your brain was like a bicep, you may exercise it everyday, rewarded by the tone and definition you were developing with each passing workout. The central command center of the body, the brain is an organ that acts much like a muscle.

Changes in Alzheimer’s Disease May Be Detectable In Blood Samples

Could our blood show signs of Alzheimer’s before the disease is properly diagnosed? One new study aimed to find out whether epigenetic changes, or modifications in gene expression, could be identified in a person’s blood to help detect Alzheimer’s.

PROMOTING HEALTHY BEHAVIOR

Amy Bleakley's research runs the gamut from adolescents to Alzheimer's disease, dental cavities to clinical trials, but she says the topics are not as different as they might appear.

Alzheimer’s research reset

After some costly and disappointing drug trial failures, the field welcomes a funding surge, tools for tracking disease, and interdisciplinary collaborations to tackle one of science’s most stubborn puzzles.

A road map for including Latinos and African Americans in Alzheimer’s research

Alzheimer’s disease is the only leading cause of death in the U.S. that is still on the rise and that does not have a current effective treatment or cure. The limited inclusion of Latinos and African Americans in research will only worsen the outlook, though the success of efforts bubbling up across the country could help us keep up with the disease.

New study shows potential link between bad quality sleep and Alzheimer’s in Hispanics

Hispanics who have trouble sleeping may be at a higher risk of Alzheimer’s disease or other dementias, according to a new study.

Blood test method may predict amyloid deposits in brain, potentially indicating Alzheimer's disease

A number of research projects are underway to develop a sensitive blood test that could help screen people for Alzheimer’s disease in a less invasive and costly way than current imaging and biomarker tests. NIA-supported researchers at Washington University in St. Louis reported an advance Aug. 1 in Neurology for their method of detecting amyloid protein in blood. The researchers are validating the method by showing an association between blood levels of amyloid and results from conventional biomarker tests for Alzheimer’s.

How Deep Sleep May Help The Brain Clear Alzheimer's Toxins

The brain waves generated during deep sleep appear to trigger a cleaning system in the brain that protects it against Alzheimer's and other neurodegenerative diseases.

China approves Alzheimer's drug, inviting fresh debate in field with few successes

In a decision likely to stir scientific debate across the world, China's health regulator conditionally approved a new Alzheimer's drug for patients with mild-to-moderate forms of the neurodegenerative disease.