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Woman Becomes First Alzheimer's Patient to Have Pacemaker Implanted in Her Brain
Kathy Sanford is the first Alzheimer's patient in the United States to have a pacemaker implanted in her brain. (January 23, 2013)

Researchers Find Gene Linking Age-Related Cataracts and Alzheimer's Disease
Investigators at Boston University Schools of Medicine (BUSM) and Public Health (BUSPH) recently identified a gene linking age-related cataracts and Alzheimer's disease. (October 7, 2012)

Biomarker in the Blood May Help Predict Alzheimer's Disease
A new study reported in Neurology says higher levels of a certain fat in the blood, called ceramides, may increase a person's risk of developing Alzheimer's disease. (July 19, 2012)

New Brain Scan Detects Alzheimer's Disease
A new type of brain scan can detect Alzheimer's disease. (June 22, 2012)

Mice Develop Alzheimer's After Being Injected With Brain Tissue From Human Alzheimer's Patient
Disturbing Study: researchers found in an experiment with mice that mice can develop Alzheimer's when the brain tissue of a human Alzheimer's patient is injected into their brains. (October 4, 2011)

Alzheimer's Diagnostic Guidelines Updated
Alzheimer's diagnostic guidelines have been updated for first time in decades. (April 19, 2011)

Pharmaceutical Companies Agree to Share Data on Clinical Trials
Reuters reports that major drug manufacturers have agreed to share clinical trial data to help speed up the development of medicines that may help cure diseases like Alzheimer's and Parkinson's. (June 10, 2010)

Report Says Pre-Alzheimer's Cases Rising
The AP reports that a new report on Alzheimer's says that it is much more common than previously thought with a million Americans sliding into "mild impairment" annually. (July 29, 2008)

Infra-red Helmet May Help Alzheimer's Patients
A helmet that looks like it came from a sci-fi flick may offer real help to Alzheimer's sufferers. (January 28, 2008)

Alzheimer's Blood Test Developed
The BBC reports that a new blood test can identify Alzheimer's six years before symptoms of the disease start to show. (October 16, 2007)

5 Million Americans Living With Alzheimer's
ABC News reports that a new report from the Alzheimer's Association says 5 million Americans are suffering from Alzheimer's. (March 20, 2007)

Scientists Hope Simple Eye Scans Could Detect Alzheimer's
The BBC reports that scientists have discovered that infrared lights could be used to identify people with very early stages of Alzheimer's disease. (July 25, 2006)

The Importance of Astrocytes
Scientists have discovered that astrocytes act independently of neurons to connect with blood vessels and control the flow of nutrients and oxygen in the brain. (January 17, 2006)

Is Alzheimer's Damage Reversible?
A study conducted on mice suggests that damage caused by Alzheimer's may be reversible -- at least in mice. (July 16, 2005)