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Medical News Today: Alzheimer’s blood test detects brain damage years before symptoms

Testing blood levels of a protein that brain cells leak when faulty or dying detected people with Alzheimer's disease years before their symptoms emerged.
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Medical News Today: Alzheimer’s: What leads to brain cell damage?

The toxic beta-amyloid protein inactivates a protein that is key to the functioning of the parts of brain cells that receive signals from other cells.
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Medical News Today: Leaky blood vessels may trigger Alzheimer’s

According to a recent study, leaky capillaries could be more important to the development of Alzheimer's disease than protein buildup in the brain.
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Medical News Today: Stress may raise the risk of Alzheimer’s disease

A Danish population-based study finds a strong link between psychological distress and the risk of developing Alzheimer's disease.
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Medical News Today: Experimental drug may prevent Alzheimer’s disease

A drug that researchers are testing against a range of conditions might also prevent Alzheimer's. The drug blocks toxic protein buildup in the brain.
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Medical News Today: A lack of deep sleep could indicate Alzheimer’s development

Sleep is vital to many aspects of well-being. A new study finds that older adults who are not getting enough quality sleep may be developing Alzheimer's.
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Medical News Today: Exercise can help fight off Alzheimer’s, but how?

Why does exercise have a protective effect on our memory? A new study conducted primarily in mice identifies a major factor that determines this effect.
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Medical News Today: Alzheimer’s: 9 new genetic risk factors found

The largest genetic study of Alzheimer's to date finds nine entirely new genetic locations that contribute to the risk of developing the disease.
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Medical News Today: Nutrient in mother’s diet may help fight Alzheimer’s in offspring

Generations of mice descended from females whose diet was high in choline had fewer Alzheimer's hallmarks in the brain and better memory function.
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Medical News Today: Alzheimer’s: Study zeroes in on brain’s weakest link

In a new study, researchers find out which brain cells are most vulnerable to the accumulation of toxic plaques that drive Alzheimer's and speculate why.