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Sleep Protein Could Lower Risk for Alzheimer's

While researchers have been looking at the complex relationship between sleep and Alzheimer’s disease for years, there is still so much to understand and learn. A new study from the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis is shedding new light on the relationship between the two. The study found that increased levels of a sleep protein that triggers wakefulness led to an increased build of beta-amyloid in the brain, the accumulation of which is a hallmark characteristic of Alzheimer’s. Learn more. The Relationship Between Sleep and Alzheimer’s A new study  from the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis revealed that a protein in the brain called orexin may be a factor in the...
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The Brain's Immune System May Combat Alzheimer's

A new study from the Stanford University School of Medicine concluded that Alzheimer’s disease may be prevented and symptoms may even be reversed by boosting and protecting a single cell in the brain called microglia. Learn more about this groundbreaking study and what it means for the future of Alzheimer’s treatment methods. Protecting Microglia to Prevent and Reverse Alzheimer’s Researchers from the Stanford University School of Medicine recently published a groundbreaking study that suggests Alzheimer’s can be prevented by boosting the brain’s immune system. The study, published in the December 8, 2014 issue of The Journal of Clinical Investigation, evaluated the effects of boosting brain immunity and successfully prevented and reversed Alzheimer’s in mice. The study focused on nerve...
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