LSU researcher is finding ways to possibly cure Chronic Wasting Disease
Posted on 12/17/2017 6:00:00 AM.
An LSU Ag Center researcher believes he’s made a breakthrough when it comes to combating chronic wasting disease, mad cow disease and C-J-D, which is found in one-eighth of Alzheimer’s patients. Dr. Frank Bastain has developed a way to grow a bacteria that causes these diseases which makes it possible to develop tests and vaccines for them.
Dr. Frank Bastian, LSU, Alzheimer's Disease

CDC: Alzheimer's deaths increased 55 percent in 15 years
Posted on 5/30/2017 10:48:00 AM.

Alzheimer’s disease deaths have increased 55 percent in the last 15 years, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Patrick Gahan, Alzheimer's disease, Pennington Research Center, CDC

Pennington looking for participants for Alzheimer's research
Posted on 6/21/2016 5:42:00 AM.

LSU’s Pennington Biomedical Research Center is looking for volunteers for a first-of-its-kind study to slow memory loss as a result of Alzheimer’s.

Pennington Biomedical Research Center, Jeffery Keller, Alzheimer's Disease, Institute for Dementia Research

Study finds champagne can help prevent Alzheimer's and dementia
Posted on 11/12/2015 11:25:00 AM.

A new study out of Reading University finds drinking one to three glasses of champagne a week can aid in preventing Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. Dr. Jeff Keller with LSU’s Pennington Biomedical Research Center says champagne, like red wine, contains polyphenols, which is known to have great health benefits.

Pennington Biomedical Research Center, Jeff Keller, champagne, memory, Alzheimer's disease, dementia

Study finds disturbed sleep could lead to Alzheimer's Disease
Posted on 8/10/2015 3:01:00 AM.

Researchers have discovered there may be a link between poor sleep and the increased risk for Alzheimer's Disease. Director of Imaging from LSU's Pennington Biomedical Research Center Owen Carmichael says those with the disease generally have disturbed sleep. He says the question of whether sleep issues cause Alzheimer's has long been something scientists have wondered.

Alzheimer's Disease, disturbed sleep, Pennington Biomedeical Research Center, Owen Carmichael

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