Tag: Alzheimer’s disease

Poor sleep can accelerate progression of Alzheimer’s

December 21, 2020

Disrupted sleep can accelerate the progression of Alzheimer’s disease, say scientists from the Washington University School of Medicine (WUSM). The scientists have identified a brain protein regulated by the natural sleep cycle, or circadian rhythmthat accelerates the accumulation of toxic amyloid plaques associated with the inflammatory disease. The brain protein in question is called YKL-40: […]

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Detecting Alzheimer’s disease through blood test shows real potential

December 3, 2020

A new blood test is able to check if those with mild memory loss are at risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease (AD) later on.  AD is notoriously difficult to diagnose until much too late, so scientists at Sweden’s Lund University looked at ways to pick up the disease during its early stages, before it develops […]

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Gum disease associated with diabetes and other serious inflammatory conditions

October 23, 2020

In a robust study led by researchers from the Faculty of Dentistry at the University of Toronto, severe periodontitis, or gum disease, is found to exacerbate conditions like diabetes, cardiovascular disease and even Alzheimer’s disease. According to the researchers, heightened production of a type of immune cell in people with periodontitis can initiate a much […]

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