In the ongoing search for causes and/or a potential cure for Alzheimer’s disease, there are always surprises. Most Alzheimer’s research still leans toward examining the hallmark beta amyloid deposits that create the plaques in the brain that are characteristic of Alzheimer’s disease.
March 15th, 2011 at 4:26 am
December 21st, 2010 at 8:51 am
As a person who follows studies about Alzheimer’s disease as well as other diseases related to aging, I’ve read my share of stories that imply one research team or another has made an important discovery that could “change the face of Alzheimer’s.”
November 2nd, 2010 at 3:58 pm
Forty is the new 30. Fifty is the new 40. Sixty is the new – well, whatever. That type of spin is on everything from cosmetics to sports equipment. The idea is that we, as a generation, are “younger” than previous generations were at the same age.
While I’m really quite tired of the same old spin, I am very happy that we are now proven younger than our parents were at our age. I know I feel younger than my parents acted, but I thought that may be merely delusion or denial on my part. Now, a study actually backs up that gut feeling.
October 9th, 2010 at 7:06 am
If you are over 50 and you see your doctor regularly, you are likely being told to get your cholesterol levels checked. Those of you with a family history of heart disease may get nagged at even a younger age. “Watch your weight.” “Watch your cholesterol.” “Exercise.” Don’t eat anything you actually like – oops, they don’t really say that, but often that’s how we feel after a chat with the doc.
May 18th, 2010 at 1:01 am