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Quest to cure Alzheimer's disease exhibits symptoms of failure - Irish 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 »

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 »

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

Published in the Journal of Alzheimer's Disease, the study reveals that individuals with a marijuana use disorder showed reduced blood flow in nearly all areas of the brain, compared with healthy controls. What is more, the research team - including co ...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 »

Market Pulse: Alzheimer's Drug Failure; New Electric Cars - R & D Magazine

The R&D Index: Market Watch for the U.S. holiday-shortened week ending Nov. 25, 2016 closed at 1,506.59 for the 25 companies in the R&D Index. The Index was up 0.05 percent (or 0.75 basis points) over the week ending Nov. 18, 2016. Sixteen companies ...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 »

Millennials Need to Worry About Alzheimer's, Too - Fox Business

It kills more people than breast and prostate cancers combined. In fact, every 66 seconds, someone in the U.S. develops Alzheimer's—making it the sixth leading cause of death in United States. Continue Reading Below. Perhaps the most alarming part of ...and more »

Failure of Lilly's Solanezumab Not Seen as Conclusive Proof That Amyloid Theory Is Flawed - Alzheimer's News Today

The Alzheimer's community lamented Eli Lilly's recent announcement that its experimental therapy solanezumab failed to demonstrate efficacy in treating the disease in recent clinical trials. In the announcement, released Nov. 23, Lilly said it would ...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 »