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Quest to find cure for Alzheimer's shows symptoms of failure - Financial Times

The suspense inside the offices of Eli Lilly this autumn was all but unbearable. After working on a drug to fight Alzheimer's disease for 15 years, employees of the Midwestern drugmaker were about to find out if the medicine — known as Solanezumab, or ...and more »

A Key Indicator in Late-Onset Alzheimer Disease? - Medscape

This is the Medscape Neurology Minute. I'm Dr Alan Jacobs. Researchers from the Montréal Neurological Institute have published a "big data" study analyzing the very first physiologic signs of late-onset Alzheimer disease. They analyzed over 7700 brain ...and more »

Marijuana Users Have Low Blood Flow to the Brain, Suggesting Higher Alzheimer's Risk - The Science Explorer

Neary 1,000 marijuana users were compared to healthy controls, showing abnormally low blood flow in virtually every area of the brain, according to a new study. According to the results of a new large scale brain imaging study, marijuana users may have ...and more »

New study shows marijuana users have low blood flow to the brain - Medical Xpress

As the U.S. races to legalize marijuana for medicinal and recreational use, a new, large scale brain imaging study gives reason for caution. Published in the Journal of Alzheimer's Disease, researchers using single photon emission computed tomography ...and more »

Prevention may be the long-awaited key to tackling Alzheimer's - Medill Reports: Chicago

By Lily Williams. Tackling an abnormal protein in the brain may chart the way to holding off the onset of Alzheimer's disease. Northwestern University's Feinberg School of Medicine is part of a global consortium conducting clinical trials to prevent ...and more »

Plaques, tangles and the mystery of Alzheimer's disease - Financial Times

The Bavarian physician and anatomist was intrigued by the panoply of symptoms in his 50-year-old female patient: paranoia, disturbed sleep, confusion, memory loss and aggression. After her death, he reported that her brain contained a “peculiar severe ...and more »

Could marijuana use increase vulnerability to Alzheimer's? - Medical News Today

A new study warns that marijuana use may increase susceptibility to Alzheimer's disease, after finding the drug severely reduces blood flow in an area of the brain affected by the illness. [A man smoking marijuana]. Researchers suggest marijuana use ...and more »

Effects Of Smoking Marijuana On The Human Brain: Drug Reduces Blood Flow To Hippocampus, Increasing ... - Medical Daily

Numerous studies tout marijuana for its brain protective benefits, from helping brain cells grow to shielding the brain from chronic stress. However, a new study in the Journal of Alzheimer's Disease suggests long-term marijuana use may reduce blood ...and more »

The Uncomfortable Truth About Brain Tonics - Wall Street Journal (blog)

Marc Agronin is a geriatric psychiatrist at Miami Jewish Health in Miami, Florida and the author of “How We Age” and “The Dementia Caregiver: A Guide to Caring for Someone with Alzheimer's Disease and Other Neurocognitive Disorders.” There was a time ...and more »

Lifestyle tops drugs (again) in delaying dementia - The Globe and Mail

Another promising drug treatment for Alzheimer's disease has tanked. Scientists and analysts alike had high hopes for solanezumab. There were predictions that it would be a blockbuster that could rack up sales of $10-billion a year. After all, in ...and more »