Tag Archives: Alzheimer’s

Technical University of Munich scientists described a new class of designed macrocyclic peptides that are highly potent inhibitors of amyloid formation

MUNICH, 14-Aug-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Effective therapeutics to counteract the formation of amyloid plaques in Alzheimer’s disease and type 2 diabetes are not yet available. Scientists at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) have now come a little bit closer to … Read the full press release

Ricoh launches an innovative digital postcard tool to help those affected by dementia stay connected through personalised images

First of its kind Printed Memories portal designed to bring families closer together LONDON, 13-Jun-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Ricoh has launched an innovative digital postcard tool to help those affected by dementia, most commonly caused by Alzheimer’s disease, stay connected through … Read the full press release

Pilot study reveals low-cost wearable devices that can be used to detect early warning signs of dementia

Body-worn sensors used at home and in clinic by people with mild Alzheimer’s to assess walking could offer a cost-effective way to detect early disease and monitor progression of the illness. Newcastle upon Tyne, UK, 04-May-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — A … Read the full press release

Research study RADAR to investigate if blood pressure drug losartan can complement current treatments for Alzheimer’s disease

People with Alzheimer’s disease are helping with a ground-breaking government-funded trial but with new sites recently opened in the South West more people are being asked to take part in the study led by academics from the Universities of Bristol, … Read the full press release

Technical University of Munich (TUM) scientists discovered possible reasons for failure of Alzheimer’s treatment

Agglutinated proteins in the brain, known as amyloid-β plaques, are a key characteristic of Alzheimer’s. One treatment option uses special antibodies to break down these plaques. This approach yielded good results in the animal model, but for reasons that are … Read the full press release

European Month of the Brain – €150m funding for 20 new brain research projects

Brussels, 1-5-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — At the start of its ‘European Month of the Brain’ initiative, the European Commission has earmarked some €150 million of funding for 20 new international brain research projects. It will bring the total EU investment in brain research since … Read the full press release