Beta-amyloid Research Ignites Treatment Hopes for Alzheimer’s Disease

Results of a phase 1b clinical trial published in Nature reveal scientists may be one step closer to finding a treatment that safely impedes the biological progression of Alzheimer’s disease.

Study Finds Maternal Rheumatoid Arthritis Raises Childhood Epilepsy Risk

Although it is established that the incidence of epilepsy is higher among individuals with autoimmune disorders — particularly those that directly affect the brain — a Danish study published in Neurology has specifically linked epilepsy risk among children to whether their mothers have rheumatoid arthritis (RA).

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Component of Chicory May Combat Alzheimer’s

An acid in chicory could reduce impaired memory among people with Alzheimer’s disease and other neurodegenerative disorders, according to...


Microhospitals Coming Into Their Own

More comprehensive than freestanding emergency rooms but smaller than traditional hospitals, microhospitals are gaining attention in the healthcare real estate sector.

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Llama Fillets, Alpaca Socks: When Odd Investment Opportunities Knock

Improbable ideas can take off, making investors the newest residents of Easy Street. (Who knew sunglasses for dogs — Doggles — would grow into a $3 million-a-year enterprise for a woman whose border collie was sensitive to light?)