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Alzheimer's Disease

New evidence links copper to Alzheimer's disease

US scientists have reported new evidence that copper can lead to the plaque build-up in the brain that causes Alzheimer's disease, fuelling fresh debate over the mineral's role in dementia.

Wednesday, 21 August, 2013, 2:34am

Forget brain food

Omega-3 fatty acids, gingko and vitamin B6 are touted as memory boosters, but a recent study suggests otherwise.

29 Apr 2013 - 9:57am

Make it a smooth trip down memory lane

When US scientists introduced stem cells to the damaged brains of live mice, they were surprised by the results: the treated mice scored significantly better on learning and memory tests than their untreated peers.

29 Apr 2013 - 9:49am

Alzheimer's-detecting technology Neurotrack takes SXSW prize

Neurotrack, which uses eye tracking to achieve a claimed 100 per cent success rate, clinched the health technologies category in the SXSW Accelerator competition as the festival's interactive segment drew to a close.

17 Mar 2013 - 2:20am

Health bites

Work out now and continue to reap the benefits later. A new study in the United States has found that having a higher fitness level in midlife appears to be associated with a lower risk of developing Alzheimer's disease and other types of dementia in later years. 

18 Feb 2013 - 5:06pm

China Digest, December 7, 2012

A head-on collision between a cargo truck and a minibus on Wednesday killed five people and injured 16 in Chengnan town, Liuan city, Xinhua reports.

7 Dec 2012 - 4:29am

China Digest, November 16, 2012

ANHUI

Food safety the focus

The provincial government said on Wednesday that county governors would be held responsible for major food-safety incidents in their counties, in an effort to push them to improve food safety. However, analysts feared the move may simply encourage cover-ups of incidents, the Anhui Business News reports.

16 Nov 2012 - 5:13am

Alzheimer’s detected decades before symptoms

Researchers said on Tuesday they had seen the earliest-ever warning signs of Alzheimer’s disease – among a high-risk group of 20-somethings – in the ongoing quest for early detection and prevention.

A major problem in the search for a cure for this debilitating form of dementia is that symptoms appear years after irreversible brain decay has already set in.

6 Nov 2012 - 3:51pm

Pioneering protein work behind pair's US$1m prize

Two scientists who have spotted 'chaperones', the proteins that perform quality control in the formation of new proteins within cells, are winners of this year's Shaw Prize for life science and medicine.

3 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Elderly man: 'I won't leave her'

Ng King-yin has finally been offered a place at an aged-care home after two years of waiting.

But he won't take it as that would mean separating from his wife of 70 years.

Ng, who is 100, wants to live out the rest of his life with Lam Sau-king, 95. But Lam is not eligible for a place in a regular care home because of her poor health.

7 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

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