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An Unconventional Step Taken in Understanding Alzheimer’s

By Brian Costa

According to a recent study, researchers have learned that there may be a connection between bone loss and Alzheimer’s. A finding like this is incredibly important for the brain deteriorating illness that is Alzheimer’s, as most cases of the disease cannot be linked back to genetic markers that can be analyzed to examine a patient’s potential for developing the disease. In other words, it is hard to know who has the disease until behavioral and neurological signs appear, by which point treatment becomes nearly impossible. However, the newfound relationship between bone loss and Alzheimer’s may lead to a method for detecting Alzheimer’s before the classical symptoms materialize.

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Treating Alzheimer’s: The Never-Ending Roller Coaster

By Rohan Shah

“Alzheimer’s strips you of who you are. It robs you of your identity,” said Ryan Watts of Denali Therapeutics, a neurodegeneration-focused start up company, in an interview only astoundingly last year. Almost incredulously, even after decades of research and billions worth of investment, the greatest medical minds in the US are still incapable of curing this demonic disease.

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