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    Alert cop of Mumbai police traces missing elderly Alzheimer’s patient

    Mumbai: The presence of mind of a detection officer of Mumbai Police helped tracing a missing senior citizen who is suffering from Alzheimer’s. The 76-year-old man Abraham Menezes is the resident of Versova and had gone for a morning walk with his wife at Park Plaza garden, Yari Road on Tuesday. But while taking the rounds, Menezes’ wife lost the track of him. She searched him in the park but could not

  • Researchers successfully reverse Alzheimer’s in mice giving hope to human trials

    Washington: In a breakthrough, scientists have successfully reversed the formation of amyloid plaques in the brains of mice with Alzheimer‘s disease, and improved the animals’ cognitive function. The research, published in the Journal of Experimental Medicine, paves the way for drugs that may successfully treat Alzheimer’s disease in humans.

  • Don’t give a damn: 91% of youth don’t take forgetfulness seriously

    New Delhi: As per a recent survey conducted by Fortis Flt. Lt. Rajan Dhall Hospital, Vasant Kunj (FHVK) to calculate the understanding of Alzheimer’s and Dementia, it is found that forgetfulness is not considered as a disease among youth of India.

  • Fatty acids in brain linked to Alzheimer

    London: The metabolism of omega-3 and omega-6 unsaturated fatty acids in the brain are associated with the progression of Alzheimer’s disease, a new study has found. Currently it is thought that the main reason for developing memory problems in dementia is the presence of two big molecules in the brain called tau and amyloid proteins, researchers said.

  • ‘5-D protein fingerprinting’ may provide hope for Alzheimer’s

    London: Scientists have engineered a new technique for precisely measuring the properties of individual protein molecules floating in a liquid, a finding that could one day lead to advances against neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s.

  • Know how human brains ‘slack’ with age

    London: Along with our skin that loses the firmness and elasticity of the youth, our brain too starts to sag as we age, researchers say. A recent study found that as human’s age, their brain folds and the tension on the cerebral cortex — the outer layer of neural tissue in our brains — appears to decrease, according to IANS.

  • Prevention of Alzheimer’s is possible

    Washington DC : A new study has found out that consuming pills that prevents the accumulation of toxic molecules in the brain might someday help prevent or delay Alzheimer’s disease, says ANI.

  • Why hereditary diseases are so hard to get rid of?

    London : Some high-risk gene variants, such as those for Alzheimer’s disease or cancer, can persisted in the population for a long time without disappearing and researchers have now discovered why these harmful gene variants do not get weeded out by natural section in the course of evolution.

  • Nobel Prize winner Roger Tsien dies; helped track cells

    San Diego: Roger Tsien, a University of California, San Diego professor who shared the 2008 Nobel Prize in chemistry for helping develop fluorescent markers that could tag cancer cells or track the advance of Alzheimer’s disease in the brain, has died.

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    Want a better memory? Eat Mediterranean diet

    Sydney: A Mediterranean diet can improve your cognitive function, reduce chances of Alzheimer and improve heart conditions, shows a new study. The main foods in the Mediterranean diet (MedDiet) include plant foods, such as leafy greens, fresh fruit and vegetables, cereals, beans, seeds, nuts, and legumes. The MedDiet is also low in dairy, has minimal use of red meat, and uses olive oil as its major source of fat reported IANS.

  • Loss of Y chromosome may up Alzheimer’s risk: study

    London: Men with blood cells that do not carry the Y chromosome are at greater risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease, according to a new study that may lead to a simple test to diagnose the nuerodegenerative disorder.

  • Fructose puts you at risk of wide range of diseases

    Washington DC: Just when you thought fruit sugar is a healthier way to sweeten things, a team of researchers found that fructose actually wreaks havoc on your health.

  • Brain transfers memories for long term storage while we rest

    London: Our brain remains constantly at work, even if the body is at rest. According to a study, the memories that are formed in one part of the brain are replayed and transferred to another area of the brain for long-term storage, even while our bodies take rest.

  • Brain insulin resistance linked to Alzheimer’s, diabetes

    New York: Alzheimer’s disease impairs insulin signalling in the brain, making a person with the most common form of dementia more likely to develop diabetes, suggests a new research conducted in mice.

  • How Alzheimer’s takes you away from loved ones

    Toronto: Alzheimer’s not only steals the memory but also hinders people’s ability to recognise faces — slowly taking them away from their loved ones, researchers have found.

  • Keep your mind active to keep Alzheimer’s at bay

    New York: Taking part in mentally stimulating activities such as reading books and magazines, playing games and using computers in the middle age may delay symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease, says a study by an Indian-origin researcher. “The takeaway message for the general public is that keeping your mind active is very important in delaying symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease,” said study author Prashanthi Vemuri, dementia researcher at Mayo Clinic in Minnesota, US. The