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Are Alzheimer's and diabetes the same disease? - health - 27 November 2013 - New Scientist

Are Alzheimer's and diabetes the same disease? - health - 27 November 2013 - New Scientist | Learning, Education, and Neuroscience | Scoop.it
People with type 2 diabetes often have memory problems. That may be a result of Alzheimer's-like brain changes – changes which can be reversed in rats
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This article raises more questions for me than it answers, especially since I have not previously been aware of a correlation between Alzheimer's and diabetes. Still, if true for even portion of the population, this provides much greater insight into treatments.

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BrainImmune's comment, January 29, 1:54 PM
You are welcome Pamela, interesting concept..
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How Sleep Clears the Brain - National Institutes of Health (NIH)

How Sleep Clears the Brain - National Institutes of Health (NIH) | Learning, Education, and Neuroscience | Scoop.it
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I don't know about you, but I have a love-hate relationship with sleep. There's just so much I want to do, that I hate taking the time out to sleep. But, I love to sleep! My body craves it, and I am lucky to be one of those people who remember and (mostly) enjoy my dreams.

 

In his famous words, "to sleep, perchance to dream," Shakespeare may have reminded us of the connection of sleep to dreaming, but, there are significant healt benefits to getting enough sleep. There is nothing that frightens me more than the possibility that I might lose the ability to think and communicate, so reading about this new research (not just in this article, but in other reports) has renewed my commitment to getting enough sleep.

 

My wish for you is that you, too, may have a good night's sleep, tonight, and every night.

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New Genes Tied to Alzheimer's Disease - National Institutes of Health (NIH)

New Genes Tied to Alzheimer's Disease - National Institutes of Health (NIH) | Learning, Education, and Neuroscience | Scoop.it
Researchers identified 11 new genes that affect the risk for Alzheimer’s disease. The findings point to novel targets for preventing or delaying the disease.
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The increasing understanding of the genetics of Alzheimer's disease continues to grow, and with it our ability to identify those at risk and to develop treatments.

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