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Amish aid search for Alzheimer’s genes

Oct. 11, 2012—An analysis of Amish populations revealed novel risk genes for late-onset Alzheimer disease.

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Boomers, Elders and more series: What is a Senior Care Consultant?

Jul. 13, 2012—Faculty and staff are invited to hear Robin Williams, a senior care consultant with Silverlink, give  a talk on how a senior care consultant can help with selecting a nursing home, assisted living facility, Alzheimer’s care or a retirement community for an elderly loved one. The event will take place on July 18, noon to...

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Alzheimer’s protein structure suggests new treatment directions

May. 31, 2012—The molecular structure of a protein involved in Alzheimer’s disease – and the surprising discovery that it binds cholesterol – could lead to new therapeutics for the memory-robbing disease.

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Next My Health Chat to explore ‘Discoveries in Neuroscience’ May 16

May. 1, 2012—The May program for My Health Chat will be the fascinating field of neuroscience. Panelists will be Reid Thompson, chair of neurosurgery and director of the Vanderbilt Brain Tumor Center, and Jeff Conn, who directs the Vanderbilt Center for Neuroscience Drug Discovery. Topics will range from the latest innovative approaches in neurosurgery to the development...

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VUCast Newscast: Inside a Preds coach’s deep brain stimulation surgery

Jan. 27, 2012—This Week on VUCast, Vanderbilt’s weekly newscast  highlighting  research, experts, students, sports and everything Vanderbilt: ·         Inside A Preds coach’s deep brain stimulation surgery ·         How nicotine could impact memory ·         Why a research lab wants Vandy undergrads

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Dr. William Petrie on Alzheimer’s disease

Jan. 19, 2012—Watch video of Dr. William Petrie speaking on Alzheimer’s disease. Petrie spoke Jan. 18 as part of the Osher Lifelong Learning class, “Medical Advances.” The course is presented by faculty of the Vanderbilt University Medical Center and focuses on what the future of medicine holds. Physicians are now able to use a patient’s DNA to select...

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Nicotine may aid memory for some older adults: study

Jan. 13, 2012—Wearing a nicotine patch may help improve memory loss in older adults with mild cognitive impairment, according to a study published this week by Paul Newhouse, director of the Center for Cognitive Medicine.

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Lunchtime lecture on Alzheimer’s Sept. 6

Aug. 25, 2011—Associate Professor of Medicine James Powers will present "Alzheimer's Disease 2011."

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Powerful NMR magnet a boon to research at Vanderbilt University

May. 13, 2011—Vanderbilt University’s acquisition of a 900 megahertz nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectrometer will accelerate studies on cancer and Alzheimer’s disease.

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VUCast: What’s up doc?

Apr. 22, 2011—Why is this burly bunny hopping the halls of VUMC? Plus, building hope for Vanderbilt’s youngest patients, and why a Swedish game show is jumping on the black & gold train!    

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Lunch and Learn: Alzheimer’s Disease April 20

Apr. 13, 2011—The Vanderbilt Child and Family Center is sponsoring a Lunch and Learn event noon to 12:45 p.m. April 20 on "The Unraveling - Alzheimer's Disease." It will be held in Room 411 c/d of Light Hall.

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Four new Alzheimer’s genes uncovered

Apr. 4, 2011—Vanderbilt researchers, who helped organize a consortium including the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, and the Boston University School of Medicine, have identified four new genes linked to Alzheimer’s disease. The findings, released today by Nature Genetics, effectively double the number of genes known to contribute...

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