Jul 122010
 

A new website showcasing the latest in Alzheimer’s disease research and science – www.alz.org/research – is being unveiled at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference on Alzheimer’s Disease 2010 (AAICAD 2010) in Honolulu. The website, called the Alzheimer’s Association “Research Center,” presents an extensive portfolio of information designed for a public searching for more knowledge about the current state of Alzheimer research, including both the latest news from the global research effort and how to volunteer [...]

Jul 112010
 

Honolulu, Hawaii, July 11, 2010 – Evidence from three long-term, large-scale studies supports the association of physical activity and certain dietary elements (tea, vitamin D) with possibly maintaining cognitive ability and reducing dementia risk in older adults, according to new research presented today at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference on Alzheimer’s Disease 2010 (AAICAD 2010) in Honolulu, HI. Plus, a new study in an animal model of Alzheimer’s reported today at AAICAD 2010 suggests that [...]

Jul 112010
 

Honolulu, Hawaii; July 11, 2010 – The Alzheimer’s Association recognized four scientists for their extraordinary achievements in advancing Alzheimer research at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference on Alzheimer’s Disease 2010 (AAICAD 2010) in Honolulu, Hawaii. Honorees for their professional and scientific contributions to Alzheimer research are:•Takeshi Iwatsubo, MD, Department of Neuropathology, Graduate School of Medicine at the University of Tokyo.•Karen H. Ashe, MD, PhD, Department of Neurology and Neuroscience Director at the University of Minnesota.•Marsel [...]

Jul 072010
 

Patients often ask how drugs are selected by the FDA for use in different diseases. Below is a brief review of the process that is used to evaluate and test drugs that may benefit patients. Before a drug can be approved for use by patients, there is a set of clinical tests that must be performed. This is the Pre-Clinical Research Stage, where extensive animal tests are performed on dosing and side effects. Institutional and [...]

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