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alzheimer's treatment

Newest research shows repurposable drugs and spinal fluid trials could potentially lead to Alzheimer’s cure

May 19th, 2022

Developing new treatments for ailments can be a tedious and frustrating process for scientists. Oftentimes, newly developed drugs just don’t work the way they were intended, falling short of expectations and leading to a dead end. But other times, a drug developed for one purpose turns out to be even more effective at treating something …

alzheimer's gum disease

New tests suggest link between gum disease and Alzheimer’s

January 24th, 2019

Alzheimer’s is a devastating disease that often requires early diagnosis in order to be effectively treated, but there is still no cure for the disease and very little evidence as to its cause. Now, a new research effort is pointing to a link between Alzheimer’s and something you might not expect: gum disease. The study, …

alzheimer's blood test

A new blood test could detect Alzheimer’s before symptoms emerge

January 21st, 2019

Alzheimer’s disease is an incredibly serious late-life aliment that can have a massive impact on an individual’s quality of life and self sufficiency. The good news is that treatments can dramatically limit the damage the disease causes, but they have to be administered early in its progression. Detecting Alzheimer’s can be tricky, especially when symptoms …