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Category: Benjamin Wolozin

Do brain games work?

Boston Globe (subscription required) Benjamin Wolozin, School of Medicine The Brain Fit Club looks like any other gym: Hardwood floors gleam under bright lights, a big flat-screen television monitor hangs on the back wall. But some things are different: There are no towels and no mirrors, for instance, and computers perch expectantly on ledges along the wall. […]

Alzheimer Researchers See Protein as Target for Drugs

Bloomberg Benjamin Wolozin, School of Medicine, Alzheimer’s Disease Center A protein discovered less than a decade ago appears to play a role in whether symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease emerge, suggesting another avenue for exploration in efforts to find a treatment… Expert quote: “This is beginning to present the case that actually TDP-43 is a major […]

Diabetes Drug Shows Slight Effect on Dementia in German Study

Bloomberg Benjamin Wolozin, School of Medicine, Alzheimer’s Disease Center Older Germans who took Takeda Pharmaceutical Co. (4502)’s diabetes medicine Actos were slightly less likely to develop dementia, according to a study that may do little to resolve questions about the drug’s usefulness… Expert quote: “It was very important to do this study. However, it’s actually […]