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Study shows poor heart function could be major Alzheimer’s disease risk

Mar. 3, 2015—A healthier heart could prevent Alzheimer’s disease, according to new research at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

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Study sheds light on a ‘guardian’ protein of brain function

Feb. 19, 2015—Mitochondria not only are the cell’s main power producers, they are also the chief cooks and bottle washers.

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Curcumin’s ability to fight Alzheimer’s studied

Jan. 8, 2015—One of the most promising new treatments for Alzheimer’s disease may already be in your kitchen. Curcumin, a natural product found in the spice turmeric, has been used by many Asian cultures for centuries, and a new study indicates a close chemical analog of curcumin has properties that may make it useful as a treatment for the brain disease.

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New faculty: Dugan explores complexities of Alzheimer’s

Oct. 20, 2014—Laura Dugan strives to bring breakthroughs in neuroscience research and the aging brain together.

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When a loved one is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s

Aug. 15, 2014—Find out what to expect when your loved one is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s.

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Team takes 4-D look at brain receptor’s role

Aug. 14, 2014—Reporting last week in the journal Cell, researchers from Oregon Health and Science University, Harvard Medical School and Vanderbilt University describe the first “four-dimensional” picture of a brain receptor that plays a key role in learning and memory.

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Study explores genetics behind Alzheimer’s resiliency

Apr. 10, 2014—Autopsies have revealed that some individuals develop the cellular changes indicative of Alzheimer’s disease without ever showing clinical symptoms in their lifetime.

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Lunch and Learn: Caring for a family member with Alzheimer’s

Mar. 13, 2014—The Vanderbilt Child and Family Center will hold a lunch and learn for those with family members with Alzheimer's March 19.

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‘Missing link’ may spur new brain disorder drugs

Mar. 13, 2014—Researchers at the Scripps Research Institute in San Diego and Vanderbilt University have discovered a “missing link” in the structure of a transmembrane receptor that could lead to new treatments for autism, schizophrenia, Parkinson’s disease and Alzheimer’s disease.

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Long-term brain impairment too common after critical illness

Oct. 8, 2013—A recent Vanderbilt study shows a significant number of patients are entering I.C.U.’s throughout the world with no evidence of cognitive — brain related issues, but are leaving with symptoms associated with mild Alzheimer’s or Traumatic Brain Injury. Barb Cramer has more.

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New faculty: Todd Monroe explores how neurobiology can better guide pain management

Oct. 7, 2013—When Todd Monroe’s grandmother was diagnosed with breast cancer late in the course of her dementia, the nursing home staff caring for her struggled to assess her pain.

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Center for Quality Aging forges community bonds

Aug. 15, 2013—The Vanderbilt Center for Quality Aging is taking the “bench to bedside” concept of translational research out into the community, forming partnerships with assisted living facilities to examine how evidence can be put into action to improve the care of elders.

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