Tag Archives: Alzheimer’s disease

Y: A Chromosome Gives Up

With old age, the loss of the Y chromosome occurs in many leukocytes in men. This phenomenon is a risk factor for getting tumours – and as new evidence indicates for getting Alzheimer's dementia as well. Is the Y to blame for the fact that men die earlier than women? more...

Article by Sabine Fliegen


Recently, scientists from California (USA) revealed the role of gut bacteria in the progress of Parkinson's disease. Antibiotic treatment of mice overexpressing α-Synuclein ameliorated pathophysiology in adult animals, conceivably provides a new approach to treating more...

Blog entry by Lucie Proksch

Alzheimer’s disease: A light at the end of the tunnel?

December 2015 marked the 100th anniversary of Alzheimer’s death. Yet, there are still no convincing studies dealing with how to stop or even reverse the mental disease that was named after him. For now, at least the right therapeutic target has been found. more...

Article by Erich Lederer

Dementia Therapy: Sleeping Duty

For people who present with low oxygen saturation in the blood at night or spend little time in deep sleep, the risk of dementia-associated changes occurring in the brain, such as microinfarcts and brain atrophy, increases. more...

Benzodiazepines: Alzheimer’s helpers

For a long time it has been believed that the use of benzodiazepines could increase the risk of developing Alzheimer disease. Researchers have now shown that dose and duration of treatment affect this risk. Time to rethink the prescribing of this drug class? more...

Article by Sonja Schmitzer

Aluminium deodorants: Sweating with fear without proof

Children's toys are often criticised, health investigators repeatedly find substances of concern in plastic bottles and sweaters as well. For several years now another group of products has been working up tempers too: deodorants. One group of active substances in more...

Article by Nicole Simon

Dementia: Paradox prognosis

If our society is to keep getting older, we will have to get used to living among many people with dementia. But will it really be as bad as health prophets predict? Study results of the last three years have surprised even experts. more...

Article by Erich Lederer

Staying with the Alzheimers

The body of knowledge about Alzheimer's disease is mainly based on research on rare familial forms of the disease. Genomic analyses now provide information on gene variants of the common sporadic form – a glimmer of hope for a more precise diagnosis process and new more...

Article by Thomas Kron

Music Therapy: something good to hear

It brings calm, it creates movement, it works its way into the brain – music. It is therefore not surprising that more and more scientists successfully employ music in therapy for various diseases. more...

Article by Nicole Simon

Alzheimer Therapy: Oment please!

Seriously ill people often grasp at any straw which offers hope. And there always are people who will hand you a straw. One such example is an operation for Alzheimer's disease sufferers, in support of which a US surgeon for years has campaigned. He probably doesn't more...

Article by Thomas Kron
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