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Virtual Reality can better detect early Alzheimer's: Study

Researchers developed and tried a VR navigation test in which patients wear a VR headset and undertake a test of navigation while walking within a simulated environment.

May 24, 2019, 14:25 PM IST

Here’s how exercise may protect against Alzheimer

An earlier study a few years back discovered a hormone called irisin that is released into the circulation during physical activity.

Feb 09, 2019, 15:33 PM IST

HIV drug could treat Alzheimer's finds new study

The team tested six different HIV reverse transcriptase inhibitors to see if they could block L1 activity and the interferon response.

Feb 07, 2019, 13:58 PM IST

Breaking News: Former defence minister George Fernandes dies at 88

Former defence minister George Fernandes died on Tuesday morning at the age of 88. The veteran leader breathed his last in Delhi. Watch this video to know more.

Jan 29, 2019, 10:54 AM IST

Poor sleep may up Alzheimer's in elderly

The study indicated that lack of sleep alone helps drive the disease.

Jan 28, 2019, 14:17 PM IST

Gum infection may be linked to Alzheimer's disease: Study

Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form of dementia, characterised by memory loss that increases over time.

Jan 25, 2019, 15:45 PM IST

Restoring memory function in Alzheimer's disease may now be possible

 Understanding that process has revealed potential drug targets since repressive histone modification is controlled or catalysed by enzymes.

Jan 23, 2019, 17:54 PM IST

Study finds stroke drug could prevent Alzheimer's disease

3K3A-APC has beneficial effects in various mouse models of disease, including traumatic brain injury and multiple sclerosis.

Jan 16, 2019, 17:35 PM IST

Exercise hormone can delay Alzheimer: Study

The findings indicate the hormone can be a novel agent capable of opposing synapse failure and memory impairment.

Jan 09, 2019, 12:34 PM IST

AI can detect Alzheimer's six years before diagnosis

The AI was able to correctly identify 92 per cent of patients who developed Alzheimer`s in the first test set.

Jan 04, 2019, 12:49 PM IST

Opioid use may up hip fracture risk in Alzheimer's patients

The findings also showed that the risk was highest in the first two months of opioid use and attenuated after that.

Nov 28, 2018, 17:12 PM IST

Sleep problems may indicate multiple sclerosis risk

For the study, team examined health records of 14,000 people with multiple sclerosis and compared them to the health records of 67,000 people without the disease.

Jul 18, 2018, 17:50 PM IST

Smoking, diabetes linked to dementia risk

A study suggests that smoking and diabetes can increase the risk of calcium deposits in a part of brain ultimately increasing the risk of memory loss.

Jun 13, 2018, 20:28 PM IST

Country pop star Glen Campbell dies at 81

US country and pop singer Glen Campbell has died after a long battle with Alzheimer's, his family said on the musician's official Facebook account. He was 81. A string of celebrities have paid tribute to him on social media.

Aug 09, 2017, 19:43 PM IST

Breakthrough using atomic science can treat Alzheimer's

 British researchers have succeeded in revealing the atomic structure of one of the abnormal filaments that lead to Alzheimer's disease, a study has said.

Jul 06, 2017, 23:39 PM IST

African plant extract could help treat Alzheimer's disease: Study

The new study has shown that the extract taken from the leaves, stem and roots of Carpolobia lutea could help to protect chemical messengers in the brain which play a vital role in functions, including memory and learning.

Jun 21, 2017, 20:29 PM IST

Owen Wilson's father Robert Wilson dies at 75

Actor Owen Wilson's father Robert Wilson has passed away after a long battle with Alzheimer's. He was 75.

May 06, 2017, 15:15 PM IST

Gene mutation may speed up memory loss in Alzheimer's patients

According to researchers, people with Alzheimer's risk, who have the gene mutation called the BDNF Val66Met allele, or the Met allele may have a more rapid decline of memory and thinking skills.

May 05, 2017, 00:37 AM IST

Eat grapes daily to prevent Alzheimer's disease

Who doesn't like to eat grapes? Well, everyone does as the fruit is not only delicious but also promotes many health benefits. 

Feb 04, 2017, 14:44 PM IST

Lack of glucose in brain may predict Alzheimer's risk

Chronic episodes of a dip in the sugar levels in the brain may trigger the onset of cognitive decline, especially memory loss leading to Alzheimer's disease, researchers warned.

Feb 01, 2017, 21:13 PM IST