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The National Institute on Aging has extended its funding of the University of Pennsylvania's Alzheimer's Disease Core Center with a promise of about $8.8 million over five years.The money will take the center, which was founded in 1991, to its 30th year.
Eli Lilly has spent almost three decades working on drugs for Alzheimer’s disease with not much to show for it yet. This year the company began human tests using a totally new approach.
Researchers from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania are joining with scientists from five other institutions to establish the Coordinating Center for Genetics and Genomics of Alzheimer’s Disease.
Muhammad Ali was still boxing professionally when observers first noticed signs of neurological decline, and many have been quick to link his profession to his diagnosis, years later, of Parkinson’s disease.
In the early stages of Alzheimer’s disease, an overzealous set of proteins and cells begins to chew away at the brain’s nerve cell connections, a study in mice suggests.
Mark Karasow and his wife, Connie Bastek-Karasow, are part of a giant national experiment to determine whether more precise diagnoses can help patients with hard-to-diagnose dementia symptoms even though there still is little medical help for them.
Diseases and disorders can vary greatly between the sexes. Here, Philly’s finest doctors and medical centers share how women can sleep better, look younger, and live longer.
Specialists have long suspected that symptoms progressed more slowly in Parkinson's disease patients whose main problem was tremors, rather than walking or balance.
Specialists at the Perelman School of Medicine are conducting research to better understand, prevent, and treat concussions and affiliated diseases, such as chronic traumatic encephalopathy.
The Penn Memory Center's Alzheimer's Caregiver's Support Group and three patients and caregivers were featured in a follow up story in the Wall Street Journal about the experience of caring for a loved one with Alzheimer's disease.
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