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January 22, 2015
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Major cause of blindness linked to calcium deposits in the eye

Microscopic spheres of calcium phosphate have been linked to the development of age-related macular degeneration (AMD), a major cause of blindness, by UCL-led research. AMD affects 1 in 5 people over 75, causing their vision to slowly deteriorate, but the … Continue reading

November 9, 2014
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Wie Alzheimer-Eiweiße die Zellkraftwerke lahmlegen

Freiburger Biochemiker entdecken neuen Mechanismus der Demenz-Krankheit Sand im Getriebe der Nervenzellen: Forscherinnen und Forscher um Prof. Dr. Chris Meisinger vom Institut für Biochemie und Molekularbiologie der Universität Freiburg haben herausgefunden, auf welche Weise die Demenzerkrankung Alzheimer die Mitochondrien, die … Continue reading

February 12, 2013
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Vitamin D, Omega-3 May Help Clear Amyloid Plaques Found in Alzheimer’s

A team of academic researchers has pinpointed how vitamin D3 and omega-3 fatty acids may enhance the immune system’s ability to clear the brain of amyloid plaques, one of the hallmarks of Alzheimer’s disease. In a small pilot study published … Continue reading

February 3, 2013
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Right Target, but Missing the Bulls-Eye for Alzheimer’s

UCLA researchers discover new point of attack for drug therapy Alzheimer’s disease is the most common cause of late-life dementia. The disorder is thought to be caused by a protein known as amyloid-beta, or Abeta, which clumps together in the … Continue reading

November 16, 2012
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Researchers Report Potential New Treatment to Stop Alzheimer’s Disease

Molecular ‘tweezers’ break up toxic aggregations of proteins in mouse model Last March, researchers at UCLA reported the development of a molecular compound called CLR01 that prevented toxic proteins associated with Parkinson’s disease from binding together and killing the brain’s … Continue reading

September 8, 2012
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Scientists Dramatically Reduce Plaque-Forming Substances in Mice with Alzheimer’s Disease

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Scientists have found that eliminating an enzyme from mice with symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease leads to a 90 percent reduction in the compounds responsible for formation of the plaques linked to Alzheimer’s disease. That is the most … Continue reading

March 10, 2012
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Scientists Pinpoint How Vitamin D May Help Clear Amyloid Plaques Found in Alzheimer’s

A team of academic researchers has identified the intracellular mechanisms regulated by vitamin D3 that may help the body clear the brain of amyloid beta, the main component of plaques associated with Alzheimer’s disease. Published in the March 6 issue … Continue reading