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How Alzheimer’s Changes the Brain

In healthy people, all sensations, movements, thoughts, memories, and feelings are the result of signals that pass through billions of nerve cells, or neurons, in the brain. Neurons constantly communicate with each other through electrical charges that travel down axons, causing the release of chemicals across tiny gaps to neighboring neurons. Other cells in the…

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An effortless way to improve your memory

When trying to memorise new material, it’s easy to assume that the more work you put in, the better you will perform. Yet taking the occasional down time – to do literally nothing – may be exactly what you need. Just dim the lights, sit back, and enjoy 10-15 minutes of quiet contemplation, and you’ll…

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Do genes cause Alzheimer’s disease?

Alzheimer’s is a complex disease. Doctors and scientists don’t know yet exactly what causes it. But we do know that a person’s genes can affect how likely they are to develop the disease. Having certain genes is a risk factor for Alzheimer’s. A risk factor is something that increases the chance of getting a disease.…

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From mouse to medicine: improving preclinical research in Alzheimer’s disease

Alzheimer’s drug discovery and development is not for the fainthearted. It’s extremely expensive and time-consuming, and the possibility of disappointment looms at every phase of discovery. According to one analysis, half of candidate therapies fail during preclinical research—the phase when important information on feasibility, testing, and drug safety is collected. And, if a promising therapy…

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