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Decreased Glucose Metabolism in Medial Prefrontal Areas in Aβ-Positive Individuals Linked to Weight Loss in Alzheimer’s Disease

September 15, 2017 - Obu, Japan – A new study from the multimodal neuroimaging for AD diagnosis (MULNIAD) study, which is a prospective study implemented at the National Center for Geriatrics and Gerontology (NCGG), provides that hypometabolism in the medial prefrontal areas is specifically associated with Alzheimer’s disease-related nutritional problems, and decrease in fat mass may have a key role. This study is published in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease.

September 15, 2017

Novel Genetic Mutation Discovered in Parkinson’s Disease Patient

September 13, 2017 - Amsterdam, NL – Mutations in the human genome may be responsible for many diseases. In the case of Parkinson’s disease (PD), five locations have been the subject of recent attention. Variants of one of these locations, ACMSD (aminocarboxymuconate semialdehyde decarboxylase), may be implicated in PD, but until now, no mutations in ACMSD have been found in any PD patients.

September 13, 2017

Overcoming Barriers to Recruiting Blacks/African-Americans for Dementia Research

September 6, 2017 - Lexington, USA – In a paper published in the Journal of Alzheimer's Disease, lead author Eseosa Ighodaro, PhD, encouraged fellow researchers to address the challenges associated with studying dementia in Blacks/African-Americans.

September 6, 2017

Is Telomere Length Associated with the Cognitive Response to a Lifestyle Intervention?

August 28, 2017 - Stockholm, Sweden – A new study from the FINGER trial team shows that participants with shorter leukocyte telomere length (LTL) had more pronounced benefits on cognition following the multidomain lifestyle intervention.

August 28, 2017