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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…
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…
Alzheimer’s Disease is a ‘Double-Prion Disorder,’ Study Shows

May 7, 2019

Two proteins central to the pathology of Alzheimer’s disease act as prions — misshapen proteins that spread through…
Researchers discover insights into amyloids associated with Alzheimer’s and type 2 diabetes

June 28, 2018

A Virginia Tech research team has discovered insights into the stabilizing forces of amyloid fibrils that are associated…
Alzheimer’s breakthrough: brain metals that may drive disease progression revealed

June 21, 2018

Breakthrough in description of metals in brain which may drive the progression of Alzheimer’s disease, made by international…
X-ray laser opens new view on Alzheimer proteins

May 10, 2018

Graphene enables structural analysis of naturally occurring amyloids. A new experimental method permits the X-ray analysis of amyloids,…
Chemists reveal amyloid structure

May 31, 2017

Amyloids are clumps of protein fragments that stick together to form stringy fibrils such as the plaques seen…
Amyloid probes gain powers in search for Alzheimer’s cause

July 8, 2016

A metallic molecule being studied at Rice University begins to glow when bound to amyloid protein fibrils of the…
Scientists gain insight in cause of Alzheimer’s symptoms

November 26, 2015

Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute scientists have uncovered a mechanism in the brain that could account for some…
Analyzing protein structures in their native environment

October 9, 2015

Proteins can fold in different ways depending on their environment. These different configurations change the function of the…
Biologists find unexpected role for amyloid-forming protein

September 25, 2015

Fibrous protein clumps known as amyloids are most often associated with diseases such as Alzheimer’s disease, where they…
Targeting HIV in Semen to Shut Down AIDS

August 21, 2015

There may be two new ways to fight AIDS — using a heat shock protein or a small…
A second amyloid may play a role in Alzheimer’s disease

June 28, 2013

A protein secreted with insulin travels through the bloodstream and accumulates in the brains of individuals with type…
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