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Viral infections may promote neurodegenerative diseases: study

October 20, 2021 4:39 pm

Certain viral molecules facilitate intercellular spreading of protein aggregates that are hallmarks of brain diseases.

On World Alzheimer's Day, Bengaluru gets online dementia clinic to help elders

September 23, 2021 7:43 am

The web portal will allow people to get assessments on dementia from experts from the confines of their homes. The initiative is part of efforts to provide accessible and affordable diagnostic services under the Mental Health Act 2017.

World Alzheimer's Day: Early detection of Alzheimer's essential, number of patients rising worldwide, say experts

September 22, 2021 9:26 am

September is observed as dementia awareness month and September 21 as World Alzheimer’s Day.

World Alzheimer's Day: Early warning signs of dementia you shouldn't ignore

September 21, 2021 12:11 pm

Memory loss is the key symptom of Alzheimer's disease. Everyone has occasional memory lapses, but memory loss associated with Alzheimer's disease persists and worsens

Ex-Finnish president, Nobel winner has advanced Alzheimer's

September 03, 2021 2:07 pm

A primary school teacher-turned diplomat, Martti Ahtisaari worked for decades as a diplomat and a peace broker for the Finnish government and the United Nations, and won a Nobel Peace Prize in 2008 for his work to resolve international conflicts.

Biogen Alzheimer's drug hits roadblocks with some hospitals, insurers

July 16, 2021 10:47 am

An influential panel of medical experts also voted unanimously that there is no evidence that the drug, Aduhelm, provides a net health benefit to patients.

US lawmakers to investigate approval, pricing of Alzheimer's drug from Biogen

June 26, 2021 8:42 am

The drug, which has a list price of $56,000 per year, was approved by the U.S. regulators as the first treatment to attack a likely cause of Alzheimer's on June 7.

Eisai's drug for Alzheimer's with Biogen gets breakthrough status in US

June 24, 2021 7:29 am

The drug works in a similar manner to Biogen's Aduhelm, which was approved earlier this month.

3 FDA advisers resign over agency’s approval of Alzheimer’s drug

June 11, 2021 9:16 am

Shannon P. Hatch, a spokesperson for the FDA, said the agency does not comment on matters related to individual members of advisory committees.

FDA approves new drug to treat Alzheimer’s; here's what experts in India have to say

June 08, 2021 5:55 pm

Aducanumab targets amyloid, the underlying cause of Alzheimer's, explained Dr Vihor Pardasani, neurologist, Bhatia Hospital, Mumbai