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Researchers identify new genetic link to schizophrenia

3 days ago

Dr Elliott Rees, a research fellow at the Medical Research Council Centre for Neuropsychiatric Genetics and Genomics, analyzed…
Research defines meaningful activity for people with Alzheimer’s disease

January 8, 2020

Individuals with Alzheimer’s disease prefer taking part in familiar activities that are emotionally meaningful over strictly task-oriented activities,…
Lifestyle Choices Could Slow Familial Frontotemporal Dementia

January 8, 2020

A physically and mentally active lifestyle confers resilience to frontotemporal dementia (FTD), even in people whose genetic profile…
Alzheimer ‘Tau’ Protein Far Surpasses Amyloid in Predicting Toll on Brain Tissue

January 2, 2020

Brain imaging of pathological tau-protein “tangles” reliably predict the location of future brain atrophy in Alzheimer’s patients a…
Injection of Virus-Delivered Gene Silencer Blocks ALS Degeneration, Saves Motor Function

December 24, 2019

Novel spinal therapy/delivery approach prevented disease onset in neurodegenerative ALS disease model in adult mice and blocked progression…
Alzheimer’s study shows promise to protect brain from tau

December 19, 2019

Researchers discover impact of MSUT2 gene and binding protein, offering others a starting point for new therapeutics. In…
Study examines HIV drug’s potential to treat Alzheimer’s

December 16, 2019

A drug used to treat and prevent HIV/AIDS is showing promise as a potential therapy for Alzheimer’s disease,…
Why doesn’t deep-brain stimulation work for everyone?

December 11, 2019

People with severe Parkinson’s disease or other neurological conditions that cause intractable symptoms such as uncontrollable shaking, muscle…
New clues to the link between ALS and type 2 diabetes

December 10, 2019

Patients with ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis) often suffer from type 2 diabetes. This phenomenon has since long remained…
Failure of the molecular bodyguard in Parkinson’s disease

December 5, 2019

Scientists from ETH Zurich and the University of Basel’s Biozentrum have shown that chaperone proteins dynamically bind to…
‘Not all disease is the same’: study highlights protein variability in neurodegenerative diseases

December 4, 2019

A new University of Toronto study sheds light on how protein strains vary in the brains of those…
Neurodegenerative diseases may be caused by molecular transportation failures inside neurons

December 4, 2019

All neurodegenerative diseases have a common thread: the appearance of protein clumps in the brain such as amyloid-beta…
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…
‘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…
The pathway to Parkinson’s takes a surprising twist

November 11, 2019

In neurodegenerative conditions like Parkinson’s disease, a specific group of neurons start to die one by one, causing…
Parkinson’s Disease and Your Bladder

November 8, 2019

Anne Pelletier-Cameron, M.D., often jokes to her patients that she’s a female plumber of the lower urinary tract.…
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…
Researchers discover a way to turn Parkinson protein on itself

November 5, 2019

Researchers have found a way to create a super-inhibitor that effectively stops the development of Parkinsons by using…
Genes from ‘fossil’ virus in human DNA found to be active

November 5, 2019

Inserted in the human genome thousands of years ago, the genes can produce viral proteins without activating the…
Scientists are inching closer towards new therapies for degenerative diseases

October 31, 2019

Human body is like a huge robot, which has its movement and electronics. We are partially mechanical and…
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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…
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…
Scientists find potential diagnostic tool, treatment for Parkinson’s disease

September 27, 2019

In human cell cultures, countering a defect that appears to be nearly universal among patients with Parkinson’s disease…
Achilles’ heel identified in several neurodegenerative diseases

September 25, 2019

Many neurodegenerative diseases have a common feature that may make them amenable to the same treatment, investigators at…
Eisai and Meiji Announce Parkinson’s Disease Treatment Equfina Tablets (Safinamide Mesilate) Approved In Japan

September 20, 2019

Eisai Co., Ltd. and Meiji Seika Pharma Co., Ltd. has announced the manufacturing and marketing approval in Japan…
Research suggests how environmental toxin produced by algae may lead to ALS

September 17, 2019

Can a computer be used to explain why an environmental toxin might lead to neurodegenerative disease? According to…
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