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Study examines biomarkers, economic factors that may increase risk for cognitive decline

AMES, Iowa – An image of your retina may help Iowa State University researchers determine your risk for Alzheimer’s disease even before other symptoms are detectable. Numerous studies have shown the inner layer of the retina is thinner in people with Alzheimer’s disease. But what if a noninvasive scan could spot changes to the retina… Read More »

Setting Goals to be More Active Slows Memory Decline in Older African Americans

Older African Americans with mild cognitive impairment (MCI) who got help setting goals to be more socially, physically, or cognitively active had slower memory decline than those who did not receive such help, concludes an NIA-funded study published Sept. 10 in JAMA Neurology. The results point to a possible way to reduce dementia risk in… Read More »

Amgen hunts for deals of all sizes to combat forthcoming sales decline

A couple Big Pharma players have come out against megamergers in recent weeks. But Amgen isn’t one of them. On Tuesday’s Q4 earnings conference call, CEO Bob Bradway said his company continues to “look across the waterfront of smaller and larger deals.” “Obviously, there are more smaller ones than larger ones, so we tend to… Read More »