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Read the latest scientific news and updates on Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias.

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Study links younger age of onset of type 2 diabetes to increased risk of dementia
People with a younger age of onset of type 2 diabetes have an increased risk of dementia later in life, according to a new NIA-supported study.
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NIH Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias Professional Judgment Budget for FY2023 now online
NIH releases the FY 2021 Professional Judgment Budget for Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias, featuring a detailed report on the recent advances made in Alzheimer’s and related dementias research.
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Abnormal cholesterol metabolism linked to dementia risk
A new study suggests that problems with cholesterol metabolism are linked to an increased risk of dementia, mainly in men.
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Study finds differences in APOE ɛ4 expression based on genetic ancestry
A study finds that the brains of people who inherit the APOE ɛ4 gene variant from European ancestors may have more APOE expression.
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Testing a blood biomarker for neurodegeneration
A biomarker in blood could identify the presence of neurodegeneration in people with cognitive impairment.
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Aging neurons prioritize essential genes when repairing DNA
Rather than repairing DNA damage randomly across the genome, neurons appear to concentrate on mending sections that harbor genes key to their identity and function.
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Rebooting immune cells’ metabolism shields the aging brain in mice
Researchers found and blocked a pathway leading to inflammation in the brains of aging mice, suggesting new ways to stall diseases like Alzheimer’s.
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Alzheimer’s Disease Genetics Symposium open for registration
Alzheimer’s Disease Genetics Symposium will gather dementia researchers and clinicians to advance the conversation around Alzheimer’s genetics.
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Studying macaques could help find treatments for Alzheimer’s disease
Study shows that research using rhesus macaques could help find new treatments for Alzheimer’s disease.
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NIA statement on FDA approval of aducanumab for Alzheimer’s disease

The FDA’s approval of the Biogen-Eisai drug, aducanumab, marks a milestone achievement in Alzheimer’s disease research. This drug is the first approved treatment shown to slow progression of this disease.