A new study points toward neuron formation in the human brain’s hippocampus up through the ninth decade of life, which implications for memory and disease.
By Karen Weintraub, Scientific American
Some people in the early stages of Alzheimer's are likely falling through the cracks and developing more advanced symptoms because their illness isn't caught and treated soon enough, according to a new report from the Alzheimer's Association and medical experts.
By Laura Santhanam
This Valentine’s Day, three neuroscientists explain why music-evoked memories are so potent -- and whether we can let them go.
By Nsikan Akpan
The new film “What They Had” explores the painful journey of a family coping with an Alzheimer’s diagnosis. Its accomplished cast includes Blythe Danner as an ailing mother and Hilary Swank as the daughter who comes home to care for…
By Jeffrey Brown
While you have dodged a health care bullet so far, the odds are you will need substantial health care in your later years.
A human protein -- called CyP40 -- can untangle the neurodegenerative clumps that characterize Alzheimer's and Parkinson’s diseases, according to a new study.
By Dr. Howard Markel
This week marks the 153rd birthday of Alois Alzheimer, the German psychiatrist who is often credited for first describing the clinical and micro-anatomic features of a brain disease that steals the memories of millions of people each year.
By PBS NewsHour
What does it feel like to be diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer’s disease? Pam Montana and Chris Hannafan offer their Brief but Spectacular takes on what it means to live with the disease and how their worlds have changed.
By Jonathan Gertler, STAT
The next wave of regenerative medicine research is tackling enormous health care issues: AIDS, Alzheimer’s disease, diabetes and heart disease, among others.
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