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Category: Diseases :: Age-Related :: Alzheimers
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Bill Gates backs $30 million push for early Alzheimer's diagnostics 17.7.2018 Reuters: World News
Billionaire Bill Gates and Estée Lauder Cos chairman emeritus Leonard Lauder on Tuesday said they will award $30 million over three years to encourage development of new tests for early detection of Alzheimer's disease.
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Novel computer mimics human brain networks 12.7.2018 DNA: Evolutions
Scientists have developed a computer that mimics the brain's neural networks, and could overcome the speed and power consumption problems of conventional supercomputers. The custom-built computer named SpiNNaker produced results similar to that of the best brain-simulation supercomputer software currently used for neural-signalling research, The system may help advance our knowledge of neural processing in the brain, to include learning and disorders such as epilepsy and Alzheimer's disease.
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High Blood Pressure May Impact Brain Health: 5 Foods To Manage Hypertension 12.7.2018 NDTV News - Latest
The study revealed that older people who have high blood pressure may have more signs of brain disease, specifically brain lesions.
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Obese people more likely to get Alzheimer's as they age 8.7.2018 Rediff: GetAhead
Obesity worsens the effects of ageing on brain function, says study.
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Aspirins May Reduce Alzheimer's Symptoms, Says Study; All About Aspirin Use And Alzheimer's You Need 4.7.2018 NDTV News - Latest
Aspirins may also help in reducing the pathology of Alzheimer's disease and protecting memory, reveals a new study. Alzheimer's is the most common form of dementia and commonly occurs in people above...
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Schizophrenia And Bipolar Disorder May Run In The Family: Know The Signs And Symptoms Of Schizophren 26.6.2018 NDTV News - Latest
Scientists observe that psychological disorders like Schizophrenia and Bipolar Disorder are more influenced by genetics rather than neurological diseases like Alzheimer's and Parkinson's.
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AMU Scholar Discovers Protein Amyloid Nanosheets With Clinical Applications 20.6.2018 NDTV News - Latest
Dr Saba Tufail claimed to have discovered Protein Amyloid Nanosheets with potential clinical applications to treat diseases such as Alzheimer and Parkinson.
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People Dealing With Gout Are At A Higher Risk Of Dementia: 6 Important Risk Factors Of Dementia 16.6.2018 NDTV News - Latest
A new study suggests that you might be at a 17-20% higher risk of dementia. A risk factor for dementia is anything which makes a person more prone to the condition. Here are some of the most important...
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Smoking, Diabetes Can Increase Risk Of Dementia; Dementia Risk Factors You Must Know 15.6.2018 NDTV News - Latest
Dementia risk factors: Researchers have warned that smoking and diabetes can clog the region of brain which is crucial to memory and increase risk for dementia.
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Smoking And Diabetes May Clog Brain And Up Dementia Risk: Study 14.6.2018 NDTV News - Latest
According to the researchers smoking and diabetes may have link with increased risk of calcification -- calcium salt deposits -- in hippocampus, a brain structure important for both short- and...
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He Studied A Nervous System Disease. Later He Was Diagnosed With The Same 14.6.2018 NDTV News - Top-stories
Rahul Desikan sits at his dining room table, a large computer screen before him, and works on his latest scientific paper. He types a single letter, then another, then another. For a man in a hurry,...
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Celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain commits suicide 8.6.2018 DNA: Bangalore
Celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain commits suicide
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Anthony Bourdain, Celebrity Chef And CNN Food Critic, Commits Suicide 8.6.2018 NDTV News - Top-stories
US celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain, host of CNN's food-and-travel-focused "Parts Unknown" television series, has died at the age of 61, the network said on Friday.
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Miss Speeches Of Former Union Minister George Fernandes Now: LK Advani 4.6.2018 NDTV News - Latest
Veteran BJP leader LK Advani on Sunday said that he missed the speeches of former Union Minister and anti-Emergency crusader George Fernandes in Parliament.
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Green Tea May Reduce Heart Attack Risk: 5 Other Benefits of The Wonder Drink 1.6.2018 NDTV News - Latest
You may have heard of its weight loss and immunity boosting properties, but if a latest study is to be believed, sipping into green tea daily could also do wonders for your heart health too
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Indian-origin biochemist, Meghan Markle on UK's most influential women list 31.5.2018 General News
An Indian-origin biochemist has been named alongside the likes of actress-turned-royal Meghan Markle, human rights lawyer Amal Clooney and bestselling author J K Rowling as the 25 most influential and aspirational women in the UK by 'Vogue' magazine. Priyanka Joshi has been chosen for her cutting-edge research in the inaugural 'The Vogue 25' list released today, which includes artists, activists and executives across different fields. "Priyanka Joshi had barely completed her PhD when 'Forbes' named her one of the most important young faces in science. A research fellow at Downing College, Cambridge, the 29-year-old sits at the cutting edge of Alzheimer's research, and has been praised for her ground-breaking work building a 'library' of drug-like molecules to target irregular proteins that cause degenerative brain diseases, notes the citation on the young biochemist. "With dementia now the leading cause of death for women in England and Wales, her early breakthroughs and research ...
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New type of vertigo identified 29.5.2018 General News
Scientists have identified a new type of vertigo with no known cause, that may respond to treatments. With vertigo, people have episodes of dizziness that can last from minutes to days. Vertigo can be caused by serious conditions, such as tumours, or conditions that are fairly benign, such the inner ear disorder Meniere's disease. However, for some people, no cause can be found. In a study published in the journal Neurology, scientists have identified a new type of vertigo where treatment may be effective. "These conditions can be difficult to diagnose and quite debilitating for people, so it's exciting to be able to discover this new diagnosis of a condition that may respond to treatment," said Ji-Soo Kim, of Seoul National University in South Korea. To diagnose this new condition, the person sits in a dark room and the examiner moves the patient's head forward and then the head is shaken horizontally for about 15 seconds. Then the patient opens his or her eyes and a video recording .
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Suven Life gets product patents from New Zealand, USA 29.5.2018 General News
Suven Life Sciences today said it has been granted a product patent by New Zealand and USA each corresponding to a new chemical entity (NCE) for treatment of disorders associated with neurodegenerative diseases. These patents are valid through 2034, the company said in a BSE filing. "We are pleased by the grant of these patents to Suven for our pipeline of molecules in the CNS arena, which are being developed for cognitive disorders with high unmet medical need with a huge market potential globally," Suven Life CEO Venkat Jasti said. The granted claims of patents are being developed as therapeutic agents useful in treatment of cognitive impairment associated with neurodegenerative disorders like Alzheimer's disease, attention deficient hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), Huntington's disease, Parkinson's and schizophrenia and and sleep disorders such as Narcolepsy, it added. Suven Life Sciences shares were trading 2.13 per cent down at Rs 192.60 on BSE.
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Exercise may helps treat addiction: Study 29.5.2018 General News
Aerobic exercise can help treat drug or alcohol addiction by altering the brain's reward system, a study has found. Also known as "cardio," aerobic exercise is brisk exercise that increases heart rate, breathing and circulation of oxygen through the blood, and is associated with decreasing many negative health issues, including diabetes, heart disease and arthritis. It also is linked to numerous mental health benefits, such as reducing stress, anxiety and depression. Scientists at the University at Buffalo in the US identified a key mechanism in how aerobic exercise can help impact the brain in ways that may support treatment and prevention strategies for addiction. "Several studies have shown that, in addition to these benefits, aerobic exercise has been effective in preventing the start, increase and relapse of substance use in a number of categories, including alcohol, nicotine, stimulants and opioids," said Panayotis Thanos, senior research scientist at University at Buffalo. "Our
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Yellow Spots In Eye Could Be Indicators of Dementia: 4 Foods For Brain Health  29.5.2018 NDTV News - Latest
These spots known as "hard drusen" are made of fat and calcium deposit that form in a layer underneath the retina, said the researchers.
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