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Alzheimer’s disease can affect men and women differently. Photo by Mark Spearman.

Men with Alzheimer’s gene at risk of brain bleeding

November 16, 2015

A common genetic variation that is linked to Alzheimer’s disease greatly raises the likelihood of tiny brain bleeds in some men, scientists have found. These “microbleeds” leave small points of damage…

Associate Professor of Psychology Stephen Madigan was one of America’s most knowledgeable and meticulous scholars of human memory. Photo by Phil Channing.

In Memoriam: Stephen Madigan, 73

October 19, 2015

Stephen Madigan, associate professor of psychology, has died. He was 73.   Madigan died on Oct. 13 in Los Angeles following a short illness. Madigan joined the faculty at USC Dornsife in 1969, after completing his Ph.D.…

Valter Longo, associate professor of neurobiology in USC Dornsife, is corresponding author of an <em>Aging Cell</em> study indicating that mice with Alzheimer's disease showed improvements when given a protein-restricted diet. Photo by Dietmar Quistorf.

Low-Protein Slows Alzheimer’s

February 19, 2013

Mice with many of the pathologies of Alzheimer’s disease showed fewer signs of the condition when given a protein-restricted diet supplemented with specific amino acids every other week for four months. At advanced…

Gatz Updates Alzheimer’s Findings

Gatz Updates Alzheimer’s Findings

September 1, 2007

Margaret Gatz, professor of psychology, gerontology and preventive medicine, is lead researcher of an ongoing study on dementia in Swedish twins that last year revealed a genetic cause in up to 80 percent of Alzheimer’s…

Decoy Pill Saves Brain Cells

Decoy Pill Saves Brain Cells

January 31, 2007

Tricking a key enzyme can soothe over-excited receptors in the brain, say neuroscientists, calling this a possible strategy against stroke, Alzheimer’s and other neurodegenerative diseases. Lead author Michel Baudry…

USC Groups Attend Neuroscience Meeting

USC Groups Attend Neuroscience Meeting

October 17, 2006

Highlights from presentations by USC researchers at the Society for Neuroscience’s annual meeting this week and next in Atlanta, Ga. Estrogen Plays Both Sides on Alzheimer’s Hormone replacement therapy can…