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alzheimer's disease


Chemists create Alzheimer's-fighting extract in lab

The compound, called huperzine A, is naturally found in Chinese moss, but it's slow-growing and on the verge of extinction. Scientists say making it in the lab could result in an extreme cost reduction.

By August 25, 2011


The red pill of Alzheimer's: Would you take it?

An international team of experts on Alzheimer's disease uncovers a gene variation that reveals the rate at which the disease will progress.

By September 17, 2010


A new way to track Alzheimer's patients--or your kids

The plain black wristband EmSeeQ, released this week, uses cellular location tech to help law enforcement and emergency responders more quickly track "wanderers."

By October 17, 2009


Venter introduces X Prize to sequence centenarians' DNA

Craig Venter helps launch the Archon Genomics X Prize, which will award $10 million to the first team to sequence the genomes of 100 centenarians to a level of accuracy never before achieved and at relatively low cost.

By October 26, 2011


Computers diagnosing Alzheimer's disease

An ordinary computer can be trained to tell the difference between patients with the disease and those without.

By February 22, 2008


A $55 million atlas of the human brain

Scientists at the Allen Institute for Brain Science announce the world's first interactive guide to both the anatomy and the genes of the human brain.

By April 13, 2011


Play game to fight AIDS, cancer, Alzheimer's

Foldit is a SETI@home-like project for protein mapping in which humans are the computers and disease-fighting research becomes a game.

By October 24, 2008


Cleveland Clinic predicts top medical breakthrough of 2011

Cleveland Clinic releases its annual top 10, with the radioactive molecular imaging compound AV-45--poised to help early detection of Alzheimer's--taking the top spot.

By November 3, 2010


Diagnosing PTSD using brain imaging

University and Veterans Affairs researchers unveil new test that can identify distinct pattern of brain activity among people who suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder.

By January 21, 2010


Intel science award winners--the list

Chipmaker has announced the winners of the pre-college Intel Science Talent Search 2009.

By March 11, 2009