Category: Robert Stern

Boston researchers test drug that will try to slow down Alzheimer’s

January 14th, 2015 in 2015, Boston Herald, Newsmakers, Robert Stern, School of Medicine 0 comments

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Hub researchers are testing a pill that could protect the brain against the ravages of Alzheimer’s disease — a treatment that could be the first to slow the progression of one of the nation’s most common killers, they say…

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“It’s the only cause in the United States in the top 10 causes that cannot be prevented, cured or even slowed down. The goal of this new medication going into clinical trials is really to try and slow down the advancement as well as trying to protect the cells that still exist.”

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Thanksgiving is the perfect time to check on grandma’s health

November 27th, 2014 in 2014, Centers & Institutes in the News, Newsmakers, Robert Stern, School of Medicine, Washington Post 0 comments

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Robert Stern, School of Medicine, Alzheimer’s Disease Center

Sitting around the table at Thanksgiving is an opportunity to take stock of the cognitive health of your elderly relatives, said Robert Stern, professor of neurology and director of the Boston University Alzheimer’s Disease Centers Clinical Core

Expert quote:

“Don’t just expect an older person at the Thanksgiving table to have significant problems with memory and say, ‘oh, it’s just aging.’ It’s important to take these things seriously.”

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An Unsettling Deal

November 18th, 2014 in 2014, Newsmakers, Robert Stern, School of Medicine 0 comments

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His story is now so well known as to be mythologized, his end an emblem of the concussion crisis that the NFL is so close to litigating into history. In the years before his death, Junior Seau suffered from depression, mood swings, forgetfulness and detachment…

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“I am not a lawyer. I am not someone who likes to take sides. But I realized the court settlement was difficult if not impossible for most people to understand. And when I read the details, I thought something had to be done to let people know what this settlement truly means.”

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Alzheimer’s Medication Research Progressing

November 7th, 2014 in 2014, Centers & Institutes in the News, NECN, Newsmakers, Robert Stern, School of Medicine 0 comments

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Robert Stern, School of Medicine, Alzheimer’s Disease Center

Every 67 seconds someone in the United States develops Alzheimer’s…

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Attacking Alzheimer’s: A looming crisis

September 10th, 2014 in 2014, Centers & Institutes in the News, Newsmakers, Robert Stern, School of Education, WCVB 0 comments

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The science of baseball draws crowd

August 17th, 2014 in 2014, Boston Herald, Newsmakers, Robert Stern, School of Medicine 0 comments

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The fourth annual “Sabermetrics, Scouting, and the Science of Baseball” has become a late-summer staple in these parts…

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Robert Stern meets with Sen. Ed Markey

June 25th, 2014 in 2014, Newsmakers, Professor Extras, Robert Stern, School of Medicine, Twitter 0 comments

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Boston Doctors On Mission To Stop Alzheimer’s Disease

June 25th, 2014 in 2014, Centers & Institutes in the News, Newsmakers, Robert Stern, School of Medicine 0 comments

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Robert Stern, School of Medicine

Alzheimer’s Dementia affects five million Americans and those numbers are growing exponentially. As Dr. Mallika Marshall reports, scientists around the country, including here in Boston, are launching a landmark study to try to stop the disease before it takes hold…

Expert quote:

“The A4 study is one of the most exciting studies, if not the most exciting study, in the history of Alzheimer’s Disease.”

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Robert Stern to testify on brain injuries & aging

June 24th, 2014 in 2014, Newsmakers, Professor Extras, Robert Stern, School of Medicine, Twitter 0 comments

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Blood test for Alzheimer’s disease still years away

March 17th, 2014 in 2014, Boston Globe, Centers & Institutes in the News, Newsmakers, Robert Stern, School of Medicine 0 comments

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Robert Stern, School of Medicine, Alzheimer’s Disease Center

Headlines last week touted the promise of a new blood test for Alzheimer’s disease — a simple, non-invasive way to detect the condition before symptoms occur…

Expert quote:

“We are certainly getting closer to having a blood test for Alzheimer’s, which I thought was impossible five years ago. But I predict it will take another five or 10 years for one to become available.”

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