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Alzheimer's Association Announces 1999 Zenith Research Awards
01 Oct 99 | Gundersen is investigating the function of tau protein, a principal component of neurofibrillary tangles that are one of the pathological hallmarks of Alzheimer's disease. Gundersen's research will explore how tau changes during the Alzheimer's ...

Celebrities Around the Country Walk to Fight Alzheimer's Disease
01 Oct 99 | More than a dozen celebrities, ranging from actors and actresses to activists and sports figures, will be participating in the Alzheimer's Association Memory Walk over the next several weeks. "I've participated in the Alzheimer's Association ...

Alzheimer's Disease: A Major Health Issue for Women
24 Sep 99 | "Alzheimer's disease is an extremely important women's health issue," says William Thies, vice president of medical and scientific affairs for the Alzheimer's Association. The Alzheimer's Association has a brochure titled "Women and Alzheimer's ...

New Study May Unlock Mystery of Alzheimer's Disease
07 Jul 99 | "This is an exciting and encouraging study for the prevention and possible treatment of Alzheimer's disease," says Bill Thies, Ph.D., Alzheimer's Association vice president of medical and scientific affairs. In the first experiment, the mice were...

Frasier Star, New Task Force Issue Warning on Alzheimer's
08 Jun 99 | Television star David Hyde Pierce today told Congress that Alzheimer's disease is fomenting a crisis in the nation's health care system and he hailed the formation of the new Congressional Task Force on Alzheimer's Disease as the right kind of ...

U.S. Health Care System Benefits from $196 Billion in Services From Family Caregivers
23 Mar 99 | A stunning $196 billion a year is contributed to the U.S. health care system by an "invisible" health care sector the family and friends who provide care at home for the chronically ill, according to a new study released by the Alzheimer's ...

Alzheimer's Association Supports First Large-Scale Clinical Trial on Prevention of Alzheimer's Disease
15 Mar 99 | The Alzheimer's Association supports the National Institute on Aging's (NIA) Memory Impairment Study as a meaningful step toward preventing Alzheimer's disease. "We must prevent Alzheimer's disease, and the Alzheimer's Association supports large ...

Caregiving's Heavy Toll on Family Demands a Response
12 Feb 99 | A study of Alzheimer caregivers confirms that U.S. families are the backbone of the long term care system and provide care at enormous personal cost to their physical and mental health, to their other family and job responsibilities and to their...

Caution Urged Regarding Newly Published Research on Caloric Intake and Brain Disorders
04 Jan 99 | New research results showing that reducing caloric intake in rats promotes increased resistance to brain cell damage is interesting but must be viewed with appropriate caution, according to the Alzheimer's Association. The World Alzheimer ...

National Program on Memory, Aging and Alzheimer's Disease Launched
01 Jan 99 | A new consumer initiative about memory, aging, and Alzheimer's disease is being launched by the Alzheimer's Association and The National Council on the Aging (NCOA). "Keepsake: A Program on Memory, Aging and Alzheimer's Disease," is designed to ...

New Research Shows Human Brains Make New Cells
29 Oct 98 | Newly published research shatters long-held beliefs that the brain cannot regenerate and repair itself, and may create a new avenue for therapies for diseases that erode the brain, according to the Alzheimer's Association. By identifying BrdU in ...

Lack of Animal Model Hinders Alzheimer's Disease Research
22 Oct 98 | Progress in effectively treating and preventing Alzheimer's disease is seriously limited by the lack of a complete animal model for the disease, but a new study shows we may be getting closer to developing a more useful model, according to the ...

Congress Provides $50 Million Increase to Head Off Alzheimer's Epidemic
22 Oct 98 | Congress approved a $50 million increase in funding for Alzheimer research, including an increase of more than 15 percent for the National Institute on Aging and the other two institutes that provide major support for Alzheimer research (the ...

Alzheimer's Association Awards First $1 Million Grant to University of Pennsylvania Scientists
15 Oct 98 | The Alzheimer's Association today announced the award of its first $1 million research grant to scientists at the University of Pennsylvania, School of Medicine. The grant is the Association's largest ever, and one of the largest research grants ...

Alzheimer's Disease Costs Business $33.3 Billion a Year
08 Sep 98 | Alzheimer's disease costs American businesses $33.16 billion a year, a surprising total since it was widely believed that the disease affects only older, retired Americans, not the workforce. A new study released today found costs of $26 billion ...

Celebrities Kick off the Alzheimer's Association Memory Walk
07 Sep 98 | The bi-coastal Alzheimer's Association Memory Walk kick-off parties scheduled at the Planet Hollywood restaurants are designed to increase national participation in the 1998 Memory Walk, a walk-a-thon benefiting programs and services for people ...

Two New Studies Show Complexity of Alzheimer's Disease Genetics
22 Jul 98 | Two newly published research studies help clarify the role of genetics in Alzheimer's disease, yet also highlight the complex nature of the devastating, mind-robbing disorder that affects an estimated 4 million Americans, according to the ...

Majority of Voters Concerned About Alzheimer's Disease
03 Jul 98 | Specifically, 810 registered voters were asked if Congress should appropriate an additional $100 million now for the National Institutes of Health for Alzheimer research. The poll was conducted June 2-4 by Peter D. Hart Research Associates for ...

Studies Show New Avenues For Diagnosis and Treatment of Alzheimer's Disease
29 Jun 98 | The formation of beta amyloid-protein deposits in the brain, known as plaques, is an established attribute of Alzheimer's disease. Aged rhesus monkeys injected with beta amyloid-protein experienced brain cell death, while no significant cell ...

Brain Scan May Predict Alzheimer's
22 Jun 98 | New research suggests a brain imaging technology known as single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT), which measures blood flow in the brain, may identify people with memory problems that will progress to Alzheimer's disease, according to ...

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