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School scientists identify faulty molecular recycling as potential driver of Alzheimer’s disease

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When a muscle or lung cell gets damaged beyond repair, self-destruct enzymes, known as caspases, spring into action,…
Model predicts cognitive decline due to Alzheimer’s, up to two years out

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A new model developed at MIT can help predict if patients at risk for Alzheimer’s disease will experience…
Genes linked to Alzheimer’s risk, resilience ID’d

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An international team of researchers led by scientists at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis has…
Tissue model reveals role of blood-brain barrier in Alzheimer’s

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Beta-amyloid plaques, the protein aggregates that form in the brains of Alzheimer’s patients, disrupt many brain functions and…
Alzheimer’s Disease Destroys Neurons that Keep Us Awake

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Researchers and caregivers have noted that excessive daytime napping can develop long before the memory problems associated with Alzheimer’s disease…
An alternate theory for what causes Alzheimer’s disease

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Alzheimer’s disease, the most common cause of dementia among the elderly, is characterized by plaques and tangles in…
Depression and Alzheimer’s

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Increasingly, Alzheimer’s disease research has focused on the preclinical stage, when people have biological evidence of Alzheimer’s but…
The brain’s amyloid buildup is not a powerful indicator of Alzheimer’s disease

August 8, 2019

While the presence of beta-amyloid plaques in the brain may be a hallmark of Alzheimer’s disease, giving patients…
Scientists manipulate brain cells using a smartphone

August 8, 2019

A team of scientists in Korea and the United States have invented a device that can control neural…
Probing the Origin of Alzheimer’s… with Transistors

August 8, 2019

Novel high-sensitivity detector could aid in early diagnosis. A prime suspect in the onset of Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s…
Blood test is highly accurate at identifying Alzheimer’s before symptoms arise

August 7, 2019

Up to two decades before people develop the characteristic memory loss and confusion of Alzheimer’s disease, damaging clumps…
Scientists used super-resolution microscopy to take a closer look at the components of dementia

August 2, 2019

Invisible illness – this is how various mental conditions are sometimes described. For example, you cannot really see…
Cleveland researchers recruiting for Alzheimer’s disease clinical trial

July 29, 2019

Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and University Hospitals (UH) Cleveland Medical Center have enrolled their first…
Alzheimer’s protein is likely held together with many weak chemical interactions

July 25, 2019

The chemical interactions that give proteins their shape may be weaker and more numerous than previously recognized. These…
Taking out the Protein Garbage Becomes More Difficult as Neurons Age

July 25, 2019

Cells dispose of harmful “trash” through autophagy, a normal and necessary process in which aggregated proteins and dysfunctional…
Researchers Map Protein-Gene Interactions Involved in Alzheimer’s Disease

July 24, 2019

Among the confounding challenges of diagnosing and treating Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is the fact that patients with asymptomatic…
Alzheimer’s gene may impact cognition before adulthood

July 22, 2019

A gene linked to Alzheimer’s disease may impact cognitive health much sooner than previously realized. The APOE gene…
Eisai Presents Research Evaluating Correlation of Highly-Precisely Measured Amyloid Beta in Plasma and Cerebrospinal Fluid

July 18, 2019

Eisai Co.,Ltd. announced its latest research on evaluation about correlation of amyloid beta (Abeta) in plasma and in…
Researchers present first clinical proof that individual genotypes determine if Alzheimer’s disease drugs will work

July 18, 2019

University at Buffalo researchers have determined that a human gene present in 75% of the population is a…
Healthy blood vessels may be the answer to Alzheimer’s prevention

July 16, 2019

USC research into Alzheimer’s — which will be on display at the upcoming Alzheimer’s Association International Conference —…
Infection-fighting protein senses protein misfolding in non-infected cells

July 15, 2019

Researchers at the University of Toronto have uncovered an immune mechanism where host cells combat bacterial infection –…
Gene Switches for Brain Inflammation

July 15, 2019

A new study by Harvard Medical School scientists at Massachusetts General Hospital is offering clues about how to…
New findings about how Parkinson’s disease develops

July 12, 2019

A new study by researchers at Karolinska Institutet shows that the protein alpha-synuclein, which accumulates in patients with…
Hormone Therapy for Prostate Cancer May Raise Risk of Alzheimer’s, Dementia

July 12, 2019

For patients with prostate cancer, treating the disease with androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) is linked to a higher…
Certain cells secrete a substance that may head off Alzheimer’s

July 3, 2019

USC researchers have discovered a secret sauce in the brain’s vascular system that preserves the neurons needed to…
Moments of Clarity, Glimmers of Hope

July 2, 2019

It happens unexpectedly: a person long thought lost to the ravages of dementia, unable to recall the events…
Pigs help scientists understand human brain

July 1, 2019

For the first time, researchers in the University of Georgia’s Regenerative Bioscience Center have used an imaging method normally…
Mediterranean-style diet has a lot of benefits, but does it help preventing dementia?

June 30, 2019

The risk of dementia depends on many factors. However, most of us are most likely to experience its…
Disrupted sleep in one’s 50s, 60s raises risk of Alzheimer’s disease

June 27, 2019

People who report a declining quality of sleep as they age from their 50s to their 60s have…
Alzheimer’s missing link ID’d, answering what tips brain’s decline

June 25, 2019

Years before symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease appear, two kinds of damaging proteins silently collect in the brain: amyloid…
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