Kinky Proteins May Cause Alzheimer’s

          Modern medicine claims many victories in the battle against illness yet numerous adversaries like Alzheimer’s disease remain unconquered, steadily stealing life from millions.  Scientists are hoping that a newly discovered “kink” in the amyloid protein may lead to a chink in Alzheimer’s armor.  Beta amyloid proteins along with tau proteins have been identified years ago as keys in the development of this devastating disease. 

Spicy Dementia

A single study reporting some major finding is never a good reason to swallow a new idea without chewing on it for a while or waiting for more studies. With that in mind, until further studies come along, we may want to chew and swallow less spicy foods thanks to research from the University of South Australia.

Feed the Impaired Brain

Whether you are a farmer fertilizing your crops or a parent preparing dinner for your children, we know that we want to optimize nutrition for the health of any organism.  This maxim should stir no controversy as we look at prevention or treatment of cognitive impairment.  If we can pour millions and billions of dollars into pharmaceutical research on Alzheimer’s disease while millions and billions are spent in care of these unfortunate patients,

Antibiotics for Alzheimer’s Disease… in Mice

Finding a cure or even a successful therapy for Alzheimer’s disease requires keeping an open mind.  Thankfully, many researchers are keeping their minds open to the possible connection between gut microbes and neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s.  In research at the University of Chicago, they found that male mice treated with antibiotics showed a resolution of Alzheimer’s type symptoms. 

Antibiotics for Alzheimer’s Disease… in Mice

          

            Finding a cure or even a successful therapy for Alzheimer’s disease requires keeping an open mind.  Thankfully, many researchers are keeping their minds open to the possible connection between gut microbes and neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s.  In research at the University of Chicago, they found that male mice treated with antibiotics showed a resolution of Alzheimer’s type symptoms. 

Who Should You Fear More? A Virus or a Scientist?

Have you ever started down a road only to discover that you’re not really headed where you thought you were going?  At one point, Alzheimer’s scientists set out to search for potential drug targets for this terrible disease.  Somewhere along the research road, they unexpectedly turned a corner and landed themselves somewhere completely different than originally intended.