(MEMPHIS, Tenn.—December 3, 2013) St. Jude Children's Research Hospital scientists have identified an enzyme that can halt or possibly even reverse the build-up of toxic protein fragments known as plaques in the brains of mice with Alzheimer's disease. The research appeared in a recent edition of the scientific journal Nature Communications. read more
Dec. 3, 2013 (Toronto) - People who carry a high-risk gene for Alzheimer's disease show changes in their brains beginning in childhood, decades before the illness appears, new research from the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) suggests. read more
“Our findings suggest that, even if we don't find a cure for Alzheimer's disease and dementia, there are social and lifestyle factors we can address to decrease our risk.” +Alzheimer's Reading Room People are less likely to experience...Show More Summary
In their study, Sylvie Belleville and her team accurately predicted (at a rate of 90%) which of their research subjects with mild cognitive impairment would receive a clinical diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease within the following two years and which subjects would not develop this disease.
A method by Rice University researchers to model the way proteins fold - and sometimes misfold - has revealed branching behavior that may have implications for Alzheimer's and other aggregation diseases.Results from the research appear...Show More Summary
Although we know that mild cognitive impairment is a transitional stage between normal aging and Alzheimer's disease, changes in brain networks during this transformation have yet to be studied. Dr. Jie Xiang and colleagues from Taiyuan...Show More Summary
A 34-year-old man shot and killed a 72-year-old man he thought was a prowler on Wednesday in Walker County, Ga. But instead of shooting a prowler, Joe Hendrix shot Ronald Westbrook, an elderly man with advanced Alzheimer's disease. Read more...
Using a powerful laser imaging technique, a study led by the University of Cambridge in the UK shows how tiny pieces of a protein linked with Alzheimer's Disease could be the start of a process that leads to the onset and spread of the disease. Show More Summary
A new discovery may help explain the surprisingly strong connections between sleep problems and neurodegenerative conditions such as Alzheimer's disease. Sleep loss increases the risk of Alzheimer's disease, and disrupted sleeping patterns...Show More Summary
A team of Stony Brook University researchers has discovered in a model of Alzheimer's disease that early accumulation of a small protein, known as amyloid ?, in the blood vessels of the brain can drive early cognitive impairment.
Like the better known amyloid-beta, the protein tau accumulates in Alzheimer's disease, and there is still much debate over exactly how this relates to damage and dysfunction. A fair portion of Alzheimer's research now focuses on clearance of amyloid and tau, often through immune therapies. Show More Summary
Stanford University School of Medicine neuroscientists have discovered a new role played by a common but mysterious class of brain cells.Their findings, published online in Nature, show that these cells, called astrocytes because ofShow More Summary
Researchers have found that infants who carry a gene associated with an increased risk for Alzheimer's disease tend to have differences in brain development compared to infants who do not carry the gene. The findings do not mean that these infants will get Alzheimer's, but they may be a step toward understanding how this gene confers risk much later in life.
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Researchers found that infants who carry a gene associated with an increased risk for Alzheimer’s disease tend to have differences in brain development compared to infants who do not carry the gene. Alzheimer's Reading Room The findings...Show More Summary
People who are genetically predisposed to Alzheimer's disease may have differences in their brains that can be detected as early as infancy, a new study suggests. Researchers scanned the brains of 162 healthy babies, including 60 who...Show More Summary
Researchers find that misfolded proteins form branched structures, which may have implications for Alzheimer's and other aggregation diseases.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] — Researchers from Brown University and Banner Alzheimer's Institute have found that infants who carry a gene associated with increased risk for Alzheimer's disease tend to have differences in brain development compared to children without the gene. Show More Summary
HOUSTON – (Nov. 25, 2013) – A method by Rice University researchers to model the way proteins fold – and sometimes misfold – has revealed branching behavior that may have implications for Alzheimer's and other aggregation diseases. Results from the research will appear online this week in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. read more
A new discovery may help explain the surprisingly strong connections between sleep problems and neurodegenerative conditions such as Alzheimer's disease. Sleep loss increases the risk of Alzheimer's disease, and disrupted sleeping patterns are among the first signs of this devastating disorder. read more