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Sleep & Neurodegenerative Disease

Raman K. Malhotra, MD

March/April 2019—Sleep problems are common and treatable in neurodegenerative disorders, and may also be a treatable risk factor and early biomarker.

Sleep, Sleeplessness, & Neuropsychiatric Conditions

Fiona Barwick, PhD

March/April 2019—Sleep disturbances are symptoms of psychiatric conditions that can worsen prognosis; however, nonpharmacologic treatments are available and effective.

Sleep & Neurocognitive Performance

With Mathias Basner, MD, PhD, MSc

March/April 2019—A daily adequate dose of healthy sleep is the most effective performance enhancement on the planet.

Phase 3 Open Label Extension Study for BAN 2401 for Mild Cognitive Impairment Launches

Friday, March 08, 2019—A phase 3 study to investigate a humanized monoclonal antibody as a potential therapy for mild cognitive impairment from Alzheimer’s disease (AD)began this month. T…

Large Study Reveals New Risk Genes for Alzheimer’s Disease

Friday, March 01, 2019—Analysis of genetic data from more than 94,000 people has revealed new risk genes for Alzheimer’s disease (AD) and confirmed 20 known others. Researchers also reported t…

Therapeutic Benefits of Exercise Being Studied in Patients With Alzheimer’s

Wednesday, February 13, 2019—HealthPartners Neuroscience Center (St. Paul, MN) has announced they will be conducting the first study of the Muscle2Mind exercise program for patients with Alzheimer’s…

Warnings and Advisories Issued to 17 Companies for Products Illegally Marketed as Treatment for Alzheimer’s Disease

Tuesday, February 12, 2019—The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) posted 12 warning letters and 5 online advisory letters issued to 17 foreign and domestic companies that illegally sell more than 58 pro…

Study Shows That Learning Processes May Determine Severity of PTSD Symptoms

Friday, February 08, 2019—Findings from a study published in Nature Neurosciencereveal distinct patterns for how the brain and body respond when learning about danger and safety. The findings coul…


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