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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…
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…
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…
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…
Scientists map elusive toxic proteins linked to Alzheimer’s, providing new molecular clues for prevention

June 22, 2019

A team of researchers from McMaster University has mapped at atomic resolution a toxic protein linked to Alzheimer’s…
Alzheimer’s disease discovery: A human-specific gene protects neurons against amyloid beta protein

May 17, 2019

University at Buffalo researchers have identified the first human-specific fusion gene—a hybrid of two genes—implicated in Alzheimer’s disease.…
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Researchers Develop a New Early-Detection Blood Test for Alzheimer‘s

May 7, 2019

Coming on the heels of two failed major studies on promising antibodies designed to fight Alzheimer’s, a new…
Synthetic peptide can inhibit toxicity, aggregation of protein in Alzheimer’s disease, researchers show

April 17, 2019

Alzheimer’s is a disease of aggregation. Neurons in the human brain make a protein called amyloid beta. Such proteins…
Cataracts and Amyloid Beta: Early Marker and New Drug Target?

April 15, 2019

I’ve just had cataract surgeries, so I wasn’t thrilled to find a new report in the Proceedings of the National Academy…
Researchers take a Step Closer to Successfully Treating Alzheimer‘s with New Designer Molecules

January 3, 2019

As amyloid beta peptides bind to prion proteins, a cascade of events, which include the accumulation of plaques,…
Simulations show how beta-amyloid may kill neural cells

May 25, 2018

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Beta-amyloid peptides, protein fragments that form naturally in the brain and clump into plaques…
Lack of sleep may be linked to risk factor for Alzheimer’s disease

April 17, 2018

Losing just one night of sleep led to an immediate increase in beta-amyloid, a protein in the brain…
New biological research framework for Alzheimer’s to spur discovery

April 11, 2018

The research community now has a new framework toward developing a biologically-based definition of Alzheimer’s disease. This proposed…
Antibody removes Alzheimer’s plaques, in mice

April 9, 2018

Years before people start showing characteristic symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease, sticky plaques begin forming in their brains, damaging…
The shape-shifting protein behind Alzheimer’s disease

September 21, 2016

Researchers have known that the peptide amyloid beta plays a role in causing Alzheimer’s disease, but they are…
Down Syndrome Research Untangles Therapeutic Possibilities for Alzheimer’s

September 21, 2015

More than five million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s disease (AD). Of them, 400,000 also have Down syndrome.…
Alzheimer pathology and neural activity

May 5, 2015

An international research group including the University of Tokyo, Stanford University and Washington University has discovered that neuronal…
Evidence of increased angiogenesis in Alzheimer’s may lead to novel treatment options

January 23, 2014

Alzheimer’s is an aggressive neurodegenerative disease, which lacks any effective clinical treatment to this day. Attempts to get…
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