Alzheimer's

UC Brain Science Unit Launches Push for Own Building

In a bold effort to place the University of Cincinnati’s sprawling brain-science practice under one roof, writes Anne Saker of the Cincinnati Enquirer, officials of the UC Neuroscience Institute announced Friday a $54.6 million campaign to build a dedicated facility for the study and treatment of disorders such as Parkinson’s disease, stroke and epilepsy. Media:…
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Coping with an Unwelcome Disorder: Lewy Body Dementia

Coping with an Unwelcome Disorder: Lewy Body Dementia

For Dean Jennings, neurological disease arrived cloaked in disguise. It began with memory problems at work, which he hid from his wife and co-workers, then revealed itself with balance problems, a shuffling walking pattern and an unexpected fall on the tennis court. Dean’s initial diagnosis was “possible Parkinson’s disease,” and later he was treated with…
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Brain Substance May Halt Alzheimer’s, Protect Cells in PD

A study in the journal Nature Medicine shows infusions of a substance called BDNF can halt Alzheimer’s disease — at least in rodents and monkeys. Listen Now »

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