Alzheimers
New method to monitor Alzheimer's proteins  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
Physicists at the Center for Integrated Nanostructure Physics (CINAP), within the Institute for Basic Science (IBS, South Korea), have reported a new method to identify the aggregation state of amyloid beta (Aβ) proteins in solution. Published... more
New method to monitor Alzheimer's proteins  nanowerk · 1 day
Terahertz waves detect the fibrillization state of amyloid beta proteins in solution. more
How understanding the dynamics of yeast prions can shed light on neurodegenerative diseases  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
Prions are a class of misfolded proteins that form aggregates called "amyloid fibrils." These aggregates are the main culprit behind severe mammalian... more
New insight on mechanism of prions brings hope for treating neurodegenerative diseases  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
Prions are a class of misfolded proteins that form aggregates called "amyloid fibrils." These aggregates are the main culprit behind severe mammalian neurodegenerative diseases... more
Alzheimer's disease: high amyloid levels linked to early disease  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
A new study published in the journal JAMA Neurology in April 2020 seems to indicate that higher brain amyloid levels represent early Alzheimer's disease (AD). more
Alzheimer's trial screening data links high amyloid levels with early stage disease  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
A new study supports the hypothesis that higher levels of amyloid protein in the brain represent an early stage of Alzheimer's disease. Screening data... more
New family of molecules to join altered receptors in Alzheimer's, Parkinson's and Huntington's  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
An article published in the Journal of Medicinal Chemistry shows a new family of molecules with high affinity to join imidazoline receptors,... more
Tracking tau protein yields insight into possible treatments for neurodegenerative diseases  NEWS MEDICAL · 7 days
In the fight against neurodegenerative diseases such as frontotemporal dementia, Alzheimer's and Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy, the tau protein is a major culprit. more
Researchers identify risk gene for Alzheimer's development  NEWS MEDICAL · 7 days
Researchers from the University of British Columbia and the Central South University in China have for the first time identified a gene that increases the risk of Alzheimer's disease. more
Researchers discover new biomarker for early detection of Alzheimer's disease  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
Researchers at the University of California San Diego discovered that high blood levels of RNA produced by the PHGDH gene could serve as a biomarker for early detection... more
Alzheimer's Society's response to Health Secretary Matt Hancock's cross-party social care announcement  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Health and Social Care Secretary Matt Hancock has announced that the government will begin the process of cross party talks to find a long... more
Coronavirus: Alzheimer's Society call to the Government on the COVID-19 outbreak  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Coronavirus could pose a significant risk for people living with dementia in the UK – the Government must prioritise their welfare in the coming weeks. more
Alzheimer's Society comment on media interest around day care centre closures  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Chief Operating Officer at Alzheimer's Society, Kathryn Smith, comments on the recent media interest around day care centre closures for people affected by dementia. more
Alzheimer's Society responds to no increased spending on social care in budget  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Alzheimer's Society responds to the Government's budget today, which included no additional investment in social care. more
Alzheimer’s Society's media statement on the suspension of our services due to coronavirus  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Kathryn Smith, Chief Operating Officer at Alzheimer's Society, has issued a statement with regards to the suspension of our services and events... more
An aspirin a day does not keep dementia at bay  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Taking a low-dose aspirin once a day does not reduce the risk of thinking and memory problems caused by mild cognitive impairment or probable Alzheimer's disease, nor does... more
Novel imaging technique sheds light on Alzheimer's disease  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
To understand what happens in the brain when Alzheimer's disease develops, researchers need to be able to study the molecular structures in the neurons affected by Alzheimer's disease. more
Researchers identify novel blood-based markers to detect Alzheimer’s disease  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
In a recent study published in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease, researchers at Okayama University developed a technique to uncover molecules within the blood which can help doctors differentiate patients... more
First supercentenarian-derived stem cells created  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
People who live more than 110 years, called supercentenarians, are remarkable not only because of their age, but also because of their incredible health. This elite group appears resistant to diseases such as Alzheimer's, heart disease and cancer... more
Could disease pathogens be the dark matter behind Alzheimer's disease?  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
Researchers discuss the idea that bacteria, viruses or other infectious pathogens may play a role in Alzheimer's disease. more
Viewpoint: Could infectious pathogens play a role in Alzheimer's disease?  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
For researchers investigating Alzheimer's Disease (AD), a devastating neurodegenerative illness afflicting close to 6 million Americans, it is the best and worst of times. more
C-Path and Lundbeck join hands to improve scientific community's insight in Alzheimer's  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
The Critical Path Institute and H. Lundbeck A/S are proud to announce that they will work together to significantly improve the scientific community's insight... more
Novel Alzheimer's risk genes affect microglial response to amyloid-beta  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
Our DNA determines a large part of our risk for Alzheimer's disease, but it remained unclear how many genetic risk factors contribute to disease. more
Alzheimer's and its helper protein  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
It is commonly observed that the brain in patients with Alzheimer's disease (AD) often contains fibrils of tau protein, which build up within the brain neurons to interrupt proper communication between them. However, it is far from clear... more
Administering specialized lipids prevents memory loss, inflammation in Down syndrome mouse model  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
Individuals with Down syndrome are at a much greater risk of developing Alzheimer's disease, with inflammation of the brain starting early in life and... more
The mechanism of Hsp90-induced oligomerizaton of Tau  Science Magazine · 4 weeks
Aggregation of the microtubule-associated protein Tau is a hallmark of Alzheimer’s disease with Tau oligomers suspected as the most toxic agent. Tau is a client of the molecular chaperone Hsp90, although it is unclear... more
Protective brain-cell housekeeping mechanism may also be involved in regulating sleep  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
An important biological mechanism that is thought to protect brain cells from neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's may also be involved in regulating sleep,... more
No evidence of a link between surgery with anesthesia and Alzheimer's disease  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
Older adults who have surgery with general anesthesia may experience a modest acceleration of cognitive decline, even years later. But there's no evidence of... more
Gold nanoparticles uncover amyloid fibrils  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
EPFL scientists have developed powerful tools to unmask the diversity of amyloid fibrils, which are associated with Alzheimer's disease and other neurodegenerative disorders. The scientists made the breakthrough by developing gold nanoparticles that combine with cryogenic transmission electron... more
Gold nanoparticles uncover amyloid fibrils  nanowerk · 4 weeks
Scientists have developed powerful tools to unmask the diversity of amyloid fibrils, which are associated with Alzheimer?s disease and other neurodegenerative disorders. They made the breakthrough by developing gold nanoparticles that combine with cryogenic transmission electron microscopy, to... more
BIN1 deficit leads to impaired spatial learning and memory  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
Bridging integrator 1, known as BIN1, is the second most common risk factor for late-onset Alzheimer's disease, according to genome-wide studies of genetic variants. Yet, scientists know little about what... more
New approach to stimulate immune cells may provide better protection against Alzheimer's  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
Scientists at the German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases, the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitaet Munich and Denali Therapeutics (South San Francisco, CA, USA) have developed an approach to... more
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