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Zinc deficiency linked to Alzheimer`s and Parkinson`s disease

Last Updated: Tuesday, October 01, 2013, 19:04

A new study has suggested that shortage of zinc may decrease protein stability and can cause clumping, thereby contributing to diseases like Alzheimer`s and Parkinson`s.

Mid-life stress raises risk of dementia later in life

Last Updated: Tuesday, October 01, 2013, 12:08

A new study has revealed that stress due to common life events may cause a number of physiological reactions in the central nervous, endocrine, immune and cardiovascular systems.

Alzheimer`s may be predicted years before symptoms develop

Last Updated: Tuesday, September 24, 2013, 15:19

Many of the biomarkers for Alzheimer`s disease that could potentially predict which patients will develop the disorder later in life have already been identified.

Alzheimer`s disease to drive global leap in number of elderly needing care

Last Updated: Friday, September 20, 2013, 09:03

A global rise in cases of the mind-robbing Alzheimer`s disease is creating a chronic shortage of carers, with the number of old people dependent on care set to nearly treble to 277 million by 2050.

Diabetes drug can reverse Alzheimer`s

Last Updated: Thursday, September 12, 2013, 19:22

A commonly prescribed diabetes drug can reverse memory loss and the build-up of plaques in the brain linked to Alzheimer`s disease, scientists have found.

Down syndrome linked to faulty stem cells

Last Updated: Thursday, September 12, 2013, 16:40

Scientists, including Indian-origin researchers, have for the first time discovered that Down syndrome may be linked to faulty stem cell regulation in the body.

Hope for sufferers of Alzheimer`s disease now closer to reality

Last Updated: Sunday, September 08, 2013, 14:30

Researchers have defined a key mechanism behind Alzheimer`s progress, giving hope that a newly modified drug will be effective

Better hygiene may increase Alzheimer`s risk

Last Updated: Friday, September 06, 2013, 09:59

An obsession with cleanliness and hygiene could lead to a higher risk of developing Alzheimer`s disease, Cambridge scientists have warned.

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