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Alzheimer's Disease

Fresh evidence that the body's immune system interacts directly with the brain could lead to a new understanding of diseases from multiple sclerosis to Alzheimer's.

A study of human and monkey brains found lymphatic vessels — a key part of the body's immune system — in a membrane that surrounds the brain and nervous system, a team reported Tuesday in the online journal eLife.

sportingnews.com

86-year-old former Ohio State University football coach Earle Bruce is the fifth member of his family to be diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease. 

Efforts to develop a treatment that stalls the memory-robbing devastation of Alzheimer's disease have so far been unsuccessful, but scientists are making strides in another important area: the development of better tests to tell who has the condition.

Their aim is to develop more accurate, cheaper and less invasive tests to detect the biological markers of Alzheimer's-induced changes in the brain.

ledgergazette.com

Ohio State University researchers have used adult human skin cells to grow a nearly complete human brain. 

Study Examining Use Of Alzheimer's Drug For Autism

Dec 24, 2012

Ohio State University is participating in a large clinical research program to determine if an Alzheimer's disease medication may be used to treat children with autism.