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New NIH BRAIN Initiative awards accelerate neuroscience discoveries

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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

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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

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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…
Drug target for Alzheimer’s disease has dual action

September 24, 2019

UQ researchers have discovered a potential drug target for Alzheimer’s disease — an enzyme which has effects on…
Probes shed new light on Alzheimer’s cause

September 24, 2019

Rice University researchers have found a way to track the formation of soluble amyloid beta peptide aggregates implicated in the…
New piece of Alzheimer’s puzzle found

September 18, 2019

Two years after discovering a way to neutralize a rogue protein linked to Alzheimer’s disease, University of Alberta Distinguished…
Summit to tackle tricky problems of aging and dementia

September 17, 2019

Human life expectancy has more than doubled over the last century, and this sudden leap in longevity is…
Calcium channel blockers may be effective in treating memory loss associated with Alzheimer’s

September 12, 2019

Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is the most common cause of dementia but the changes in brain cell function underlying…
New drug may protect against memory loss in Alzheimer’s disease

September 10, 2019

A new drug discovered through a research collaboration between the University at Buffalo and Tetra Therapeutics may protect…
Videos, music on tablets boost moods of dementia patients and caregivers

September 4, 2019

Dementia, including Alzheimer’s disease, often afflicts patients with negative moods: confusion, anger, sadness or apathy. Negative emotions also…
Meet the alpacas that are helping researchers who study autism, Alzheimer’s and cancer

August 30, 2019

Alpacas aren’t the typical animals that drivers spot as they wind their way through rural Tennessee, but there’s…
How Memories Form and Fade

August 29, 2019

Why is it that you can remember the name of your childhood best friend that you haven’t seen…
Balance Clue?

August 26, 2019

A gene that can become mutated and cause a rare balance disorder also regulates the behavior of an…
Link between brain immune cells and Alzheimer’s disease development identified

August 26, 2019

Scientists from the University of California, Irvine School of Biological Sciences have discovered how to forestall Alzheimer’s disease…
Biochemists discover new insights into what may go awry in brains of people with Alzheimer’s

August 20, 2019

More than three decades of research on Alzheimer’s disease have not produced any major treatment advances for those…
Scientists identify faulty molecular recycling as potential driver of Alzheimer’s disease

August 19, 2019

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

August 16, 2019

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

August 16, 2019

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

August 15, 2019

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

August 13, 2019

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

August 13, 2019

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

August 13, 2019

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…
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