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Alzheimer's Disease

theozone.net

Former Ohio State football coach Earle Bruce has died at his central Ohio home at the age of 87. 

An international coalition of brain researchers is suggesting a new way of looking at Alzheimer's.

Instead of defining the disease through symptoms like memory problems or fuzzy thinking, the scientists want to focus on biological changes in the brain associated with Alzheimer's. These include the plaques and tangles that build up in the brains of people with the disease.

But they say the new approach is intended only for research studies and isn't yet ready for use by most doctors who treat Alzheimer's patients.

Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center

While most treatments for Alzheimer's Disease focus on improving memory, Ohio State University researchers have conducted a study aimed at slowing the decline of problem solving and decision-making skills in these patients.

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.