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$4 million grant expands major study to find Alzheimer’s prevention treatments

Investigators will accelerate drug testing, develop new diagnostic measures. By Tamara Bhandari June 21, 2016 Dean DeMoe, a participant in...

Dancing To Ease Disease: Tango With A Beneficial Beat

June 25th, 2016 More and more doctors are writing an unusual prescription for their patients withParkinson’s disease: Go out dancing...

New insight into role of amyloid beta in Alzheimer’s disease

June 15, 2016 by Tamara Bhandari A new technique for measuring levels in the brain of amyloid beta, a key...

Obscure Disease May Offer Backdoor to New Treatments for Alzheimer’s and Other Killers

6/8/16 About 100 times rarer than Parkinson’s, and often mistaken for it, progressive supranuclear palsy afflicts fewer than 20,000 people...

An Army Buddy’s Call For Help Sends A Scientist On A Brain Injury Quest

 6/8/16 Katherine Du/NPR The first time Kit Parker’s phone rang, everything seemed fine. It was January 2006, and Parker’s old...

Brain imaging links Alzheimer’s decline to tau protein

Tau is better marker of progression to Alzheimer’s disease than amyloid beta By Julia Evangelou Strait May 11, 2016 A...

Problems finding your way around may be earliest sign of Alzheimer’s disease, study suggests

Navigation skill test could diagnose brain changes long before memory fails By Gerry Everding April 19, 2016 Long before Alzheimer’s...

Bateman receives MetLife Award for Alzheimer’s research

Physician-scientist is fifth School of Medicine winner By Michael C. Purdy July 20, 2015 Randall J. Bateman​, MD, the Charles...

Brain’s ability to dispose of key Alzheimer’s protein drops dramatically with age

By Michael C. Purdy July 30, 2015 The greatest risk factor for Alzheimer’s disease is advancing age. After 65, the...

Washington University ‘Memory Hackers’ featured on PBS/NOVA

By Gerry Everding February 5, 2016 Several Washington University in St. Louis faculty will be featured in a new NOVA...