• Age-related smelling loss significantly worse in African-Americans
    The ability to distinguish between odors declines steadily with age, but a new study shows that African-Americans have a much greater decrease in their sense of smell than Caucasians. This can have serious consequences. Olfactory loss often leads to impaired nutrition. It also may be an early warning sign of neurodegenerative diseases, such as Alzheimer’s or Parkinson’s, and can predict death.
  • Alzheimer's brain change measured in humans
    Scientists have measured a significant and potentially pivotal difference between the brains of patients with an inherited form of Alzheimer’s disease and healthy family members who do not carry a mutation for the disease.
  • Commonly prescribed drugs may influence the onset and progression of Alzheimer's disease
    Multiple drug classes commonly prescribed for common medical conditions are capable of influencing the onset and progression of Alzheimer’s disease, according to researchers.
  • Hearing loss clue uncovered
    Researchers have discovered how hearing loss in humans is caused by a certain genetic mutation.