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ADCC in the News

  • 03/06/18
    The epigenomic landscape of Alzheimer’s disease brains is profiled in a new study from from the Perelman School of Medicine.
  • 01/19/18
    During President Trump’s medical exam this week, he was given a cognitive test and passed with a perfect score.
  • 12/14/17
    Researchers have long searched for an explanation for why there is so much variety in how abnormal aggregates of the protein tau occur in the brains of people with Alzheimer's disease.
  • 12/07/17
    After a few pleasantries about vegan holiday meals, Jeff Draine cut straight to the awkward business of telling his students what he had already told his bosses and his fellow Temple University professors.
  • 12/06/17
    In Alzheimer’s disease, Aβ plaques and aggregates of tau show up at different times in different regions of the brain. How the two pathologies interact remains unclear. Now, in the December 4 Nature Medicine, researchers led by Virginia Lee at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, report that neuritic plaques trigger the formation of a specific type of tau aggregate.
  • 11/30/17
    At a groundbreaking two-day conference last week, the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia and University of Pennsylvania doctors teamed up to address how banks, brokerages, and financial advisers can recognize and prevent financial elder abuse.
  • 11/17/17
    Six years ago, at age 49, Julie Gregory paid an online service to sequence her genes, hoping to turn up clues about her poor circulation, blood-sugar swings and general ill health. Instead she learned she had a time bomb hidden in her DNA: two copies of a gene variant, ApoE4, that is strongly linked to Alzheimer’s. Most Americans with this genotype go on to develop late-onset dementia.
  • 10/23/17
    Alzheimer’s disease used to be thought of as something you either have or you don’t. If you have it, your mind is already deteriorating, and there’s nothing you can do about it.
  • 10/10/17
    Primary care practices are already flooded with older adults worried about their memories, and demands will only intensify as 76 million baby boomers reach their late 60s and 70s.
  • 10/05/17
    The moment the woman spoke out, I wished we had the cameras running. We were in the lobby of Wesley Enhanced Living, a continuing-care retirement community, with retired Inquirer sports columnist Bill Lyon and Ethel, his wife. After the couple’s 42 years of living in a four-bedroom, three-story house in Broomall, Bill’s Alzheimer’s had made life in that house too difficult. First he lost the car, then…