Improved magnetic resonance imaging methods confirm damage in a subclass of motor neurons in ALS.
In a reverse twist on the spread of pathology in Alzheimer’s, axonal proteins translated in the presence of Aβ migrate back to cell bodies, where they promote cell death.
Aβ in mitochondria slows the maturation of proteins that enter the organelle from cytosol, according to a new study. The finding could help explain the wide range of mitochondrial deficits seen in Alzheimer’s disease.
Restraining the activity of a calcium-activated phosphatase may take the edge off a-synuclein toxicity.
According to new research, as both mice and humans grow older, immune signals change at the interface between blood and cerebrospinal fluid.
Perfectly healthy mitochondria can sicken neurons simply by being in the wrong place.
A man lacking ApoE appears to have no cognitive deficits, and his brain and CSF biomarker profiles appear normal. Some claim the findings support ApoE as a rational drug target for AD.
The first large-scale surveys of DNA methylation in Alzheimer’s brains turned up numerous altered regions that may point to new genes involved in pathology.
Researchers predict that a new BACE1 mouse recapitulates the early stages of sporadic Alzheimer’s, and can serve as a testing ground for BACE1 inhibitors.
Compounds that bind RNA temper toxicity related to ALS and FTD.
Connections across neural networks break down as cognition declines in people with different forms of AD, suggesting the wiring problems may be a hallmark of disease progression.
Researchers are ramping up efforts to target tau for Alzheimer’s and other tauopathies.
Blocking the microglial receptor for pro-inflammatory prostaglandin D2 protects motor neurons from glial toxicity in ALS cell and mouse models.
In gritty and sometimes harrowing detail, activist Meryl Comer describes the reality of caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease.
Not the RNA aggregates, but the repeat dipeptides made from expansions in the C9ORF72 gene are responsible for neurodegeneration, a study claims.