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Tag: Alzheimer’s disease

Nature: Inside Alzheimer’s disease

Our understanding of Alzheimer’s disease has come along way in the last century. In this animation, Nature Neuroscience takes us inside the brain to explore the cells, molecules and mechanisms involved in the onset and progression of this devastating condition – from the latest advances to the remaining gaps in our scientific knowledge.  

MIT: Light-based therapy for Alzheimer’s disease

Researchers in Li-Huei Tsai’s laboratory at the Picower Institute for Learning and Memory have shown that disrupted gamma waves in the brains of mice with Alzheimer’s disease can be corrected by a unique non-invasive technique using flickering light.  

Cambridge University: Dementia: Catching the memory thief

It’s over a hundred years since the first case of Alzheimer’s disease was diagnosed. Since then we’ve learned a great deal about the protein ‘tangles’ and ‘plaques’ that cause the disease. How close are we to having effective treatments – and could we even prevent dementia from occurring in the first place? Researchers at the …

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TED: Alzheimer’s Is Not Normal Aging — And We Can Cure It | Samuel Cohen

More than 40 million people worldwide suffer from Alzheimer’s disease, and that number is expected to increase drastically in the coming years. But no real progress has been made in the fight against the disease since its classification more than 100 years ago. Scientist Samuel Cohen shares a new breakthrough in Alzheimer’s research from his …

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University of California: Science at the Theater | Seven Big Ideas

Seven Berkeley Lab scientists present BIG ideas. Learn about the game-changing concepts scientists work on every day. Hosted by the University of California and part of their ongoing series:”Science at the Theater”. Replacing a Barrel of Oil with Plants and Microbes – Blake Simmons Accelerating Science with (Very, Very) Big Data – Greg Bell Early …

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