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Gusty Santa Ana winds expected into Saturday - The San Diego Union-Tribune;

Gusty Santa Ana winds expected into Saturday - The San Diego Union-Tribune

The San Diego Union-TribuneGusty Santa Ana winds expected into SaturdayThe San Diego Union-TribuneDry Santa Ana winds will gust across East County Thursday through Saturday, says the National Weather Service. The offshore winds could hit 60 mph at some mountain peaks in East County, and 30 to 40 mph in areas like Ramona and Julian. The winds ...and more »

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

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

Irish TimesQuest to cure Alzheimer's disease exhibits symptoms of failureIrish TimesThe 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 »

Alzheimer's: Are we on the right path to new drugs? - Medical News Today;

Alzheimer's: Are we on the right path to new drugs? - Medical News Today

Medical News TodayAlzheimer's: Are we on the right path to new drugs?Medical News TodayWith the number of people living with Alzheimer's disease expected to almost triple by 2050, the race is on to find a treatment that can prevent or slow the condition. But last week saw another crack emerge in the already rocky path toward an effective ...and more »

Biotech Stock Mailbag: Looking for an Investable Idea in Alzheimer's Minefield - TheStreet.com;

Biotech Stock Mailbag: Looking for an Investable Idea in Alzheimer's Minefield - TheStreet.com

TheStreet.comBiotech Stock Mailbag: Looking for an Investable Idea in Alzheimer's MinefieldTheStreet.comThe failure of Eli Lilly's (LLY) Alzheimer's disease drug solanezumab last week generated questions from readers who uncertain about what the setback means for the future direction of Alzheimer's research. More specifically, investors who reached out ...and more »

After Lilly Bombs, Could Alzheimer's Become Healthcare's Trumpshot? - Forbes;

After Lilly Bombs, Could Alzheimer's Become Healthcare's Trumpshot? - Forbes

ForbesAfter Lilly Bombs, Could Alzheimer's Become Healthcare's Trumpshot?ForbesIf the healthcare industry's approach to Alzheimer's disease were a building project, it could best be described as constructing a skyscraper from the top down--possible, yet at best impractical. Last week Eli Lilly and Company announced that the ...and more »

Cannabis News: Marijuana Use Affects Alzheimer's Danger Zones, According To Study - Science World Report;

Cannabis News: Marijuana Use Affects Alzheimer's Danger Zones, According To Study - Science World Report

Science World ReportCannabis News: Marijuana Use Affects Alzheimer's Danger Zones, According To StudyScience World ReportA new study revealed how marijuana use affects the area of the brain responsible for memory functions. Mail Online reported that there is an abnormally low blood flow in the brain's right hippocampus among marijuana users. As shown in the brain scans ...and more »

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

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

Medill Reports: ChicagoPrevention may be the long-awaited key to tackling Alzheimer'sMedill Reports: ChicagoTackling 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 Alzheimer's disease ...and more »

Marijuana drains brain blood flow, boosts Alzheimer's risk: study - New York Daily News;

Marijuana drains brain blood flow, boosts Alzheimer's risk: study - New York Daily News

New York Daily NewsMarijuana drains brain blood flow, boosts Alzheimer's risk: studyNew York Daily NewsAs more U.S. states consider legalizing marijuana use, science serves up a bongful of buzzkill. New research links pot use with abnormally low blood flow in the brain, which may boost the risk for Alzheimer's. Published in the Journal of Alzheimer's ...and more »

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

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

Medical News TodayCould marijuana use increase vulnerability to Alzheimer's?Medical News TodayA 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 may ...and more »

Regular marijuana use can slow blood flow to the brain, says new study - WBAL Baltimore;

Regular marijuana use can slow blood flow to the brain, says new study - WBAL Baltimore

WBAL BaltimoreRegular marijuana use can slow blood flow to the brain, says new studyWBAL BaltimoreRegular marijuana use may slow the blood flow to a user's hippocampus, the area of the brain responsible for memory, emotion and spatial recognition, a study from Dr. Daniel Amen's clinic concluded last week. Researchers studied 26,268 patients from ...and more »

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

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

Alzheimer's News TodayFailure of Lilly's Solanezumab Not Seen as Conclusive Proof That Amyloid Theory Is FlawedAlzheimer's News TodayThe 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 »

Theory behind Alzheimer's cure remains credible even after drug trial failure - Genetic Literacy Project;

Theory behind Alzheimer's cure remains credible even after drug trial failure - Genetic Literacy Project

Genetic Literacy ProjectTheory behind Alzheimer's cure remains credible even after drug trial failureGenetic Literacy ProjectA drug that was seen as a major test of the leading theory behind Alzheimer's disease has failed in a large trial of people with mild dementia. Critics of the 'amyloid hypothesis', which posits that the disease is triggered by a build-up of amyloid ...and more »

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

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

Fox BusinessMillennials Need to Worry About Alzheimer's, TooFox BusinessIt 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 »

Pharma Flop: Eli Lilly's Alzheimer Cure Fails Drug Trials - Nature World News;

Pharma Flop: Eli Lilly's Alzheimer Cure Fails Drug Trials - Nature World News

Nature World NewsPharma Flop: Eli Lilly's Alzheimer Cure Fails Drug TrialsNature World NewsAccording to Alzheimer's Disease International, at least 47 million people with dementia are living in the world today. (Photo : David Ramos / Stringer). Eli Lilly and Co.'s promising pharmaceutical drug for memory-fading disease, Alzheimer's, has ...and more »

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

Lifestyle tops drugs (again) in delaying dementiaThe Globe and MailScientists 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 laboratory tests, the drug was able to bind to a protein called amyloid ...and more »

'Seeing someone you love slip away to become a shell of the person they once were is devastating' - Belfast Telegraph;

'Seeing someone you love slip away to become a shell of the person they once were is devastating' - Belfast Telegraph

Belfast Telegraph'Seeing someone you love slip away to become a shell of the person they once were is devastating'Belfast TelegraphAs a recent report revealed that Alzheimer's now claims more lives than heart disease, Londonderry author Claire Allan writes about how she lost her beloved granny Anna Davidson earlier this year to dementia and how it has moved her family to raise ...and more »

Dementia drug blow should not dash hopes of fighting disease amid number of hopeful other trials, say doctors - East Anglian Daily Times;

Dementia drug blow should not dash hopes of fighting disease amid number of hopeful other trials, say doctors - East Anglian Daily Times

East Anglian Daily TimesDementia drug blow should not dash hopes of fighting disease amid number of hopeful other trials, say doctorsEast Anglian Daily TimesThe scientific community should not give up hope of finding a drug which slows down dementia, the region's health experts have said. Share article from on facebook · Tweet article from · Share article from on Google Plus · post article from on reddit.and more »

Brain Scans Show Marijuana Users Have Lower Blood Flow - Opposing Views;

Brain Scans Show Marijuana Users Have Lower Blood Flow - Opposing Views

Opposing ViewsBrain Scans Show Marijuana Users Have Lower Blood FlowOpposing ViewsNew research suggests marijuana users have significantly lower levels of blood flow in the brain compared to nonusers. The findings point to a higher risk of memory loss and the development of brain conditions like Alzheimer's, Daily Mail reported.and more »

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

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

Financial TimesPlaques, tangles and the mystery of Alzheimer's diseaseFinancial TimesThe 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 »

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

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

Medical XpressNew study shows marijuana users have low blood flow to the brainMedical XpressThis shows a sample case of a visual 3-D rendering of a baseline SPECT scan of a longstanding marijuana user compared to a control subject. The marijuana user has multiple perfusion defects with lower perfusion shown as scalloping and gaps …more.and more »