Answers To The Most Important Questions About Alzheimer’s

The effects of Alzheimer’s disease and dementia is an ever-growing concern for the aging, for caregivers of older parents, and for the medical profession. The disease causes pain and agony for the sufferer and can be equally as distressing for those who see the loved one lose their memory and ability to function to this dreaded disease.… Read full story

Genetically Altered Broadly Neutralizing Antibodies Protect Monkeys from HIV-Like Virus

This human T cell (blue) is under attack by HIV (yellow), the virus that causes AIDS. The virus specifically targets T cells, which play a critical role in the body’s immune response against invaders like bacteria and viruses.Seth Pincus, Elizabeth Fischer and Austin Athman, NIAID

NIH scientists report single dose elicited long-term protection.Read full story

Cyberbullying, Unmet Medical Needs Contribute to Depressive Symptoms Among Sexual Minority Youth

NIH study finds higher rates of dissatisfaction with family relationships.

 Cyberbullying, dissatisfaction with family relationships, and unmet medical needs are major contributors to the high rates of depressive symptoms seen among adolescents who are gay, lesbian, bisexual or questioning their sexual orientation, according to researchers at the National Institutes of Health.
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Lack of Sleep may be Linked to Risk Factor for Alzheimer’s Disease

Brain imaging after one night of sleep deprivation revealed beta-amyloid accumulation in the hippocampus and thalamus, regions affected by Alzheimer’s disease; Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences

Preliminary NIH study shows increased levels of beta-amyloid.

Losing just one night of sleep led to an immediate increase in beta-amyloid, a protein in the brain associated with Alzheimer’s disease, according to a small, new study by researchers at the National Institutes of Health.… Read full story