Yeast protein could offer clues to how Alzheimer's plaques form in the brain
Sep 25, 2015
Fibrous protein clumps known as amyloids are most often associated with diseases such as Alzheimer's disease, where they form characteristic plaques in the brain.
Old drug offers new hope to treat Alzheimer's disease
Sep 21, 2015
Scientists from the Gladstone Institutes have discovered that salsalate, a drug used to treat rheumatoid arthritis, effectively reversed tau-related dysfunction in an animal model of frontotemporal dementia (FTD). Salsalate ...
Team reports major breakthrough in understanding Alzheimer's disease
Sep 18, 2015
Scientists at Trinity College Dublin have shed light on a fundamental mechanism underlying the development of Alzheimer's disease, which could lead to new forms of therapy for those living with the condition.
Alzheimer's disease consists of three distinct subtypes, according to study
Sep 16, 2015
Alzheimer's disease, long thought to be a single disease, really consists of three distinct subtypes, according to a UCLA study. The finding could lead to more highly targeted research and, eventually, new treatments for ...
Injections may have passed on Alzheimer's 'seeds': study
Sep 09, 2015
People injected with hormones extracted from cadaver brains in a long-abandoned procedure may have received "seeds" of Alzheimer's disease, said a study Wednesday, urging research into possible risks for "accidental" medical ...
Obese at 50? Midlife weight may affect when Alzheimer's hits
Sep 01, 2015
One more reason to watch the waistline: New research says people's weight in middle age may influence not just whether they go on to develop Alzheimer's disease, but when.
A newly discovered molecular feedback process may protect the brain against Alzheimer's
Aug 18, 2015
It is a hallmark of Alzheimer's disease: Toxic protein fragments known as amyloid-β clumped together between neurons in a person's brain. Neurons themselves make amyloid-β, and for reasons that aren't fully understood, ...
Insulin's potential to treat dementia outlined in new study
Aug 04, 2015
Researchers at the UW Medicine, Veteran's Administration Puget Sound and Saint Louis University have made a promising discovery that insulin delivered high up in the nasal cavity goes to affected areas of brain with lasting ...
Discovery prompts rethink on metals and Alzheimer's disease
Jul 30, 2015
Researchers at the University of Melbourne have discovered that a protein involved in the progression of Alzheimer's disease also has properties that could be helpful for human health.
Coffee consumption habits impact the risk of mild cognitive impairment
Jul 28, 2015
A new study by researchers at the University of Bari Aldo Moro, Bari, Italy, Geriatric Unit & Laboratory of Gerontology and Geriatrics, IRCCS "Casa Sollievo della Sofferenza", San Giovanni Rotondo, Foggia, Italy, and Istituto ...