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April 7, 2015

Talk of Tau Shakes Up Alzheimer’s Discussion

By In the Loop intheloop

For the past 25 years, much of the energy in Alzheimer’s research has been focused on amyloid protein as the primary driver of cognitive decline in patients. But recently, researchers from Mayo Clinic have stepped up to say, “Wait a minute … take a look at the tau protein.” The researchers, led by Melissa Murray, […]

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Tags: Alzheimer's Disease, Alzheimer's Disease Research Center, Dr. David Knopman, Dr. Melissa Murray, Dr. Ronald Petersen, Mayo Clinic Brain Bank


February 26, 2015

Fit for the Fight Against Dementia

By In the Loop intheloop

The Birkebeiner cross-country ski race in Hayward, Wisconsin, is one that Kurt “Charlie” Steil has skied many times (24, in fact). He even finished in the top 20 in 1988, earning him recognition as his local newspaper’s Male Athlete of the Year. This year, however, the Eau Claire, Wisconsin, resident pinned the phone numbers of […]

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Tags: Alzheimer's Disease, Alzheimer's Disease Research Center, Birkebeiner, Dr. David Knopman, Eau Claire, Mild Cognitive Impairment


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