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Billionths of a meter thick yet tough as silk or steel, these unwanted threads are hard to destroy.
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People with dementia can still recognize their favorite tunes, even when they remember little else leading researchers to investigate the potential of music therapy for Alzheimer’s disease.
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Learn about recent Alzheimer’s Disease research and discover classroom resources covering the basics.
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Most people don’t know the staggering sex disparity amongst Alzheimer’s patients: two-thirds of those patients are women. Why?
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A new study now shows that just one night of sleep deprivation results in the accumulation in the brain of a protein implicated in Alzheimer's
  • The Dana Foundation
New research suggests that language tests could aid early diagnosis of debilitating dementia.
  • The Dana Foundation
Huang Yu is Assistant Professor at the Columbia University Medical Center. In this video he explains the plaques and tangles behind Alzheimer’s Disease.
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  • 2 min
Healthy synapses may be the secret to fighting Alzheimer's disease.
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As we age, connections between brain cells weaken and cells can't communicate with each other as effectively, leading to problems with memory and cognitive ability.
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  • 4 min
How has the absence of disease affected the brain and aging since the early 19th century?
  • University of Texas: Neuroscience Online
An early discovery kicked off a century of Alzheimer's research.
  • BioInteractive
Learn about the past, present, and future of Alzheimer's research and treatment.
  • Howard Hughes Medical Institute