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Scientists Reverse Dementia in Mice with Anti-Inflammatory Drugs


Writing in a paper published on Wednesday, 04 December 2019, in the journal Science Translational Medicine, a group…
‘Not all disease is the same’: study highlights protein variability in neurodegenerative diseases


A new University of Toronto study sheds light on how protein strains vary in the brains of those…
Team to study whether medical cannabis could treat neurological conditions


A new partnership between the University of Alberta and Atlas Biotechnologies will explore the use of medical cannabis…
How a protein in your brain could protect against Alzheimer’s disease


New research sets the stage for exploring a potential cause of Alzheimer’s and a different approach to treating…
Neurodegenerative diseases may be caused by molecular transportation failures inside neurons


All neurodegenerative diseases have a common thread: the appearance of protein clumps in the brain such as amyloid-beta…
World first as artificial neurons developed to cure chronic diseases

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Artificial neurons on silicon chips that behave just like the real thing have been invented by scientists –…
Study connects air pollution, memory problems and Alzheimer’s-like brain changes

November 28, 2019

Women in their 70s and 80s who were exposed to higher levels of air pollution experienced greater declines…
Autism-Related Genetic Mutations Occur in Aging Brains of Alzheimer’s Patients

November 27, 2019

Significant overlap found between Alzheimer’s-related mutations and those producing autism and related intellectual disabilities, Tel Aviv University researchers…
Shared Vulnerability: Alzheimer’s disease and delirium

November 25, 2019

Gene linked to Alzheimer’s disease plays indirect role in risk for delirium, study finds. Delirium is the most…
Key Alzheimer’s gene acts differently in non-Europeans

November 13, 2019

Researchers looking to uncover the mysteries of Alzheimer’s disease have revealed new insights from old variants. A gene…
Retinal imaging technology for early detection of Alzheimer’s disease

November 13, 2019

Alzheimer’s disease is the leading cause of dementia in the U.S., with approximately 5.4 million currently affected and…
Weill Neurohub will fuel race to find new treatments for brain disease

November 13, 2019

With a $106 million gift from the Weill Family Foundation, UC Berkeley (Berkeley), UC San Francisco (UCSF) and…
Alzheimer’s amyloid build-up affects certain parts of brain cells more than others in mice

November 12, 2019

A protein that is linked with Alzheimer’s Disease has been found to be more likely to affect certain…
‘Basket’ Trials for Dementia Aim to Bring Precision Medicine to Neurogenerative Diseases

November 12, 2019

A new type of clinical trial for dementia that aims to accelerate treatments for neurodegenerative disease by adapting…
Potential vitamin and Alzheimer’s drug produced in yeast

November 12, 2019

Ergothioneine is a natural amino acid with antioxidative properties. It prevents cellular stress, which can lead to brain…
This unique biosensing platform consists of an array of ultrathin graphene layers and gold nanostructures. The platform, combined with high-tech imaging (Raman spectroscopy), detects genetic material (RNA) and characterizes different kinds of stem cells with greater reliability, selectivity and sensitivity than today’s biosensors. Image credit: Letao Yang, KiBum Lee, Jin-Ho Lee and Sy-Tsong (Dean) Chueng
Better Biosensor Technology Created for Stem Cells

November 12, 2019

A Rutgers-led team has created better biosensor technology that may help lead to safe stem cell therapies for…
A Game-Changing Test for Prion, Alzheimer’s, and Parkinson’s Diseases is on the Horizon

November 7, 2019

Synthetic molecules made at Berkeley Lab can be used to diagnose numerous devastating illnesses. There are currently no…
Unique case of disease resistance reveals possible Alzheimer’s treatment

November 6, 2019

Defying the odds, an individual at high risk for early-onset Alzheimer’s disease remained dementia-free for many years beyond…
Escaping Alzheimer’s

November 5, 2019

There is, in Colombia, a family with a tragic legacy of forgetfulness. “People in this large family get…
Scientists identify critical window for treatment of Alzheimer’s Disease

October 30, 2019

Neuroscientists at the University of Southampton have made a significant development in understanding how Alzheimer’s disease spreads through…
Dementia patients’ adult kids diagnosed earlier than their parents

October 24, 2019

A person’s chance of developing dementia is influenced by family history, variations in certain genes, and medical conditions…
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New NIH BRAIN Initiative awards accelerate neuroscience discoveries

October 22, 2019

Scientists have been developing astounding new tools for exploring neural circuits that underlie brain function throughout the first…
Frontotemporal lobar degeneration consortium combines and continues research efforts

October 18, 2019

A new National Institutes of Health grant merges two ongoing frontotemporal lobar degeneration (FTLD) studies to form a…
NIH scientists develop test for uncommon brain diseases

October 18, 2019

National Institutes of Health scientists have developed an ultrasensitive new test to detect abnormal forms of the protein…
The Brain Straddles the Line between Maximum Excitability and Chaos to Improve the Processing of Information

October 14, 2019

A new study conducted by the Washington University in St. Louis, and published on 7 October 2019 in…
Alzheimer’s plaque emerges early and deep in the brain

October 8, 2019

Long before symptoms like memory loss even emerge, the underlying pathology of Alzheimer’s disease, such as an accumulation…
NIA announces major $73 million Alzheimer’s grant, Emory leads international drug discovery center

October 3, 2019

The National Institute on Aging (NIA) is awarding approximately $37 million over five years to a team of…
Healthy organelles, healthy cells

September 27, 2019

For a long time, the contents of cells were thought to be fairly unstructured and chaotic: a mixture…
Scientists found a new drug target for a novel Alzheimer’s disease treatment

September 27, 2019

Over 30 million people worldwide are living with Alzheimer’s disease. It is a debilitating condition, which has no…
Tracking Alzheimer’s disease pathology in single neuronal cells

September 27, 2019

University of Warwick researchers have developed a superior method to describe the very earliest effects that Alzheimer’s Disease…
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