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Muscular Dystrophy: What Causes This Disabling Condition?

Muscular Dystrophy: What Causes This Disabling Condition?

We typically think of muscular dystrophy as a singular disease. But, per the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, it’s more complex than that: “The muscular dystrophies (MD) are a group of more than 30 genetic diseases characterized by progressive weakness and degeneration of the skeletal muscles that control

7. On the Horizon

With 16 million people expected to have Alzheimer’s disease (AD) by the year 2050, researchers are in a race against time to find an effective treatment, or better yet, a cure. However, progress on a drug that might halt or reverse dementia has been slow, and largely disappointing. Over the

4. Alzheimer’s Disease

Although it has likely been around since the start of humanity, it has only been in the past century that we’ve known about Alzheimer’s disease (AD). The growth in our knowledge and understanding of the disease combined with our increasing lifespan and the aging of the baby-boomer generation has led

Breakthrough Treatment for Large B-Cell Lymphoma

A cell-based gene therapy, Yescarta (axicabtagene ciloleucel), was approved by the Food and Drug Administration in October 2017 to treat adults with certain kinds of large B-cell lymphoma who have not responded to other kinds of treatment. It is the first gene therapy approved for certain types of non-Hodgkin lymphoma,

Fatal Familial Insomnia: When Sleep Never Comes

Fatal Familial Insomnia: When Sleep Never Comes

Insomnia takes on many forms and has many causes. For some people, stress or depression keeps them from getting a good night’s sleep. For others, the problem is prescription medication or too much caffeine. And for many people, advancing age, an underlying medical condition like Parkinson’s disease, or just poor

Mind, Mood & Memory: 2017 Index

Index key: Subject (Month, page number).
AGING
Self-Efficacy: The Secret to a Rewarding Older Age (Jan., p3)

Powerful Rx for Aging and Mental Decline: Exercise! (April, p1)

Aging Diseases that Affect the Brain (April, p6)

Old Age May Bring a Happiness Bonus (May, p3)
ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE (AD/DEMENTIA)
Most Older Adults Would Be Amenable to an Alzheimer’s Test

7. On the Horizon

With 16 million people expected to have Alzheimer’s disease by the year 2050, researchers are in a race against time to find an effective treatment, or better yet, a cure. However, progress on a drug that might halt or reverse dementia has been slow, and so far disappointing. Over the

Exploring Gene Therapy to Improve Memory

In the search for treatments that can slow, halt, or reverse cognitive decline, genetic approaches have long been on the back burner behind efforts to develop medications and vaccines. But the interest in gene therapy has been heating up over the past few years, as researchers have grown more successful

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