Monthly Archives: January 2013

Elderly Depression Linked To Dementia Risk And Mild Cognitive Impairment

Seniors with depression may have a higher risk of mild cognitive impairment (MCI) and dementia, researchers from University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands, reported in Archives of Neurology, Online First. The authors had gathered and examined data on a group of Medicare recipients in the USA who were 65 or over… [Read More]

Stem Cell Research Shows ALS May Be Treatable

Results from eleven independent ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease) research studies are giving hope to the ALS community – showing for the first time that the disease may be treatable by targeting new mechanisms revealed by neural stem cell-based studies… [Read More]

Alzheimer’s Disease Early Cognitive Problems Identified

Early indicators of Alzheimer’s disease have been discovered and published in the latest issue of American Journal of Psychiatry. The findings reveal that people who are beginning to develop the disease often show problems with processing semantic and knowledge based information before severe symptoms of the disease begin showing… [Read More]

RNA Binding Ability Of FUS Essential To Development Of ALS

Research led by Dr. Udai Pandey, Assistant Professor of Genetics at LSU Health Sciences Center New Orleans, has found that the ability of a protein made by a gene called FUS to bind to RNA is essential to the development of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS). This discovery identifies a possible therapeutic target for the fatal… Read more »