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First Participant Treated with Proprietary Plasma Fraction in Phase 2 Trial for Severe Alzheimer’s Disease

Monday, March 25, 2019—In a phase 2 clinical trial (NCT03765762), the first participant has received a dose of the proprietary plasma fraction (PPF)(GRF6019) developed by Alkahest (San Carlos, CA) i…

The Importance of Sleep

Logan Schneider, MD

March/April 2019—Sleep has a critical role in brain health and is an essential part of improving neurologic care for all of our patients.

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…


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