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New Evidence Shows Link Between Air Pollution and Alzheimer’s

Alzheimer’s disease is a form of dementia that is characterized by an accumulation of beta-amyloid plaques and neurofibrillary tangles in the brain. New research1 presented at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference 2021 has found an association between improving air quality and reducing the risk of dementia. Alzheimer’s disease affects an estimated 5 million Americans, a… Read More »

Signaling molecule may prevent Alzheimer’s

New research in humans and mice identifies a particular signaling molecule that can help modify inflammation and the immune system to protect against Alzheimer’s disease. The work, which was led by investigators at Harvard-affiliated Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), is published in Nature. Cognitive decline associated with Alzheimer’s disease develops when neurons begin to die. “Neuron death… Read More »

Alzheimer’s Drug Poses a Dilemma for the F.D.A.

Henry Magendantz, 84, was unhooked from an I.V. after receiving an infusion of the experimental Alzheimer’s drug, aducanumab.Credit…Kayana Szymczak for The New York Times Alzheimer’s Drug Poses a Dilemma for the F.D.A. If the agency approves it, aducanumab would be the first new Alzheimer’s treatment since 2003. Patients are desperate for new options, but some… Read More »