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Neurodegenerative diseases are those conditions which primarily affect the neurons in the human brain. Neurons are the building blocks of the nervous system which normally don’t reproduce or replace themselves. Damage or disease can lead to such neurodegenerative diseases as Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, and Huntington’s disease.

A new biomarker for detecting glymphatic system insufficiency

A new biomarker for detecting glymphatic system insufficiency

Malfunctions in the glymphatic system can be detected via wasteosomes according to new research from the University of Barcelona.   According to the study, wasteosomes —...
Microglial activation can slow Alzheimer’s progression

Microglial activation can slow Alzheimer’s progression

Microglia immune cells in the brain can slow down Alzheimer’s progression, according to research from Lund University.   Microglia cells can be found in the central...
Understanding the molecular mechanism causes behind early onset Parkinson’s

Understanding the molecular causes behind early onset Parkinson’s

Researchers have identified the molecular causes of early onset Parkinson’s disease, creating a pathway for new treatments.   The average age of Parkinson’s disease onset is...
Early intervention is encouraged for children with spinal muscular atrophy

Early intervention is encouraged for children with spinal muscular atrophy

The “wait and see” approach to treatment in children with expected spinal muscular atrophy puts patients at risk of irreversible symptoms, according to new...
The controversy around falsified Alzheimer's research 

The controversy around falsified Alzheimer’s research 

NervGen Pharma Corp. explores approaches to Alzheimer’s treatment culminating in its own novel method for treating nervous system damage using the revolutionary NVG-291 drug. Finding...
Signs of dementia can be identified nine years before diagnosis

Signs of dementia can be identified nine years before diagnosis  

Researchers from the University of Cambridge have found that signs of dementia can be detected in patients as early as nine years before an...
Dementia diagnosis is more likely in people taking multiple medications

Dementia diagnosis is more likely in people taking multiple medications

A dementia diagnosis is more likely in people who are taking three or more medications, according to an international research team.  The study is the...
Psychotic disorders may increase the risk of dementia

Psychotic disorders may increase the risk of dementia 

According to research from University College London, people diagnosed with psychotic disorders are 2.5 times more likely to develop dementia.   The research, which has been...
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Early onset dementia can increase suicide risk 

A study from Queen Mary University of London and the University of Nottingham has found that the risk of suicide is seven times higher...
New marker found that may improve the treatment of ALS disease

New marker found that may improve the treatment of ALS disease 

Researchers have identified a new method for predicting clinical outcomes for patients with ALS disease through magnetoencephalography.   The study by the Human Brain Project has...
early signs of dementia

Bad dreams may be the early signs of dementia

New research from the University of Birmingham suggests that having frequent bad dreams in middle age may be one of the early signs of...
Stem cell and gene therapy shows promise in motor neuron disease trial 

Stem cell and gene therapy shows promise in motor neuron disease trial 

Cedars-Sinai investigators have developed a stem cell and gene therapy combination that potentially protects against motor neuron disease.  Motor neurone disease (MND), also known as...
Understanding the early stages of Alzheimer’s with 3D imaging

Understanding the early stages of Alzheimer’s with 3D imaging 

Researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden are using novel 3D imaging technology to better understand the early stages of Alzheimer’s disease.  Using new 3D imaging...
Health Europa Quarterly

Health Europa Quarterly Issue 22

Welcome to Health Europa Quarterly Issue 22, which features fascinating expert insights in the fields of public health, Alzheimer's disease, antimicrobial resistance, women’s health, nutrition,...
diagnosing dementia

Diagnosing dementia automatically with machine learning

Boston University researchers have pioneered an automated machine learning-powered tool for diagnosing dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. Diagnosing dementia is currently an expensive and labour-intensive process,...
ADHD medications

Common ADHD medications may treat Alzheimer’s disease

An extensive data analysis has revealed that widely used ADHD medications may be effective at reducing the impact of Alzheimer’s disease. The investigation examined the...
atrial fibrillation

Is atrial fibrillation a cause of dementia?

Following new evidence suggesting a link between atrial fibrillation and cognitive decline and dementia, Health Europa Quarterly spoke to Professor Ben Freedman of the...
Alzheimer's disease in women

A newly discovered gene may cause Alzheimer’s disease in women

A team of US researchers have uncovered a new gene – known as MGMT ­– that may increase the risk of Alzheimer's disease in...
Parkinson’s disease life expectancy

Parkinson’s disease life expectancy determined by genetic mutations

A research team based in France has identified new gene variants that may predict Parkinson’s disease life expectancy. The groundbreaking discovery may help to...
risk genes for Alzheimer's disease

International study identifies new risk genes for Alzheimer’s disease

Professor Jean-Charles Lambert, who spearheaded the most extensive ever genome-wide association study for Alzheimer's disease, outlines how the project has discovered 75 risk genes...

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