Wednesday, June 18, 2014

What's New In the War on Alzheimer's?

Psychiatric Times has an update on "What's New in the World on Alzheimers," written by Alisa J. Woods, PhD.    Here's the intriguing opening, minus the footnotes:

"It’s hard to believe that 40 years ago it was proposed that Alzheimer disease (AD) is caused by brain aluminum. Some people even threw out their cookware, in fear of acquiring the memory-impairing disease. The aluminum hypothesis has long since been discounted, and research has marched forward: β-amyloid (Aβ) protein was identified in 1984 in brain plaques of patients with AD, and hyperphosphorylated τ protein was identified in 1986. These are true AD markers; possible culprits behind neuronal death and memory impairment....

 

In the trenches of Alzheimer research, the battle continues . . . but where do we stand? Is the war on AD dementia nearing conclusion, or are we simply in the initial throes of the fight? In interviews with Psychiatric Times, 3 AD experts, Murali Doraiswamy, MD, of Duke Medicine; James Lah, MD, PhD, of Emory University; and Dagmar Ringe, PhD, of Brandeis University weighed in on this important topic."

To read the full article, you can register with the publication on-line, free of charge. 

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/elder_law/2014/06/whats-new-in-the-war-on-alzheimers-.html

Cognitive Impairment, Dementia/Alzheimer’s | Permalink

TrackBack URL for this entry:

http://www.typepad.com/services/trackback/6a00d8341bfae553ef01a73dd8e8e5970d

Listed below are links to weblogs that reference What's New In the War on Alzheimer's? :

Comments

Post a comment