A new study finds that the cancer drug imatinib does not lower Aβ in humans, casting doubt on a previously described relationship between imatinib, γ-secretase activating protein (GSAP), and Aβ.
Antibodies against extracellular tau block seeding, diminish brain pathology, and may improve cognition in a mouse model.
Much like people with Alzheimer's, mice modelling the disease experience seizures. New research suggests that APP, and not Aβ, makes their neurons hyperexcitable.
In mouse models, the Alzheimer’s risk gene TREM2 affects microglial behavior but does not lead to more amyloid deposition.
Scientists had the good fortune to study the exceedingly rare instance of a pair of identical twins, only one of whom had Trisomy 21. It turned out that gene regulation was altered across the entire genome in the twin with Down’s syndrome.
New research suggests that dendritic tau may participate in synaptic plasticity, and that Aβ disrupts this function.
A drug candidate for Alzheimer’s aims to make cell trafficking more efficient, reduce Aβ production.
IMAGINE that: Amyloid deposition shrinks in both treatment and placebo groups, dealing a blow to the anti-aggregation drug PBT2.
Scientists report that astrocytes help neurons destroy their unwanted mitochondria.
An antibody against ApoE helps clear plaques and improves cognition in AD model mice.
Known for his contributions to the fundamental understanding of the tau protein, Skip Binder leaves his mark on the Alzheimer's field.
New data questions whether LRRK2’s kinase activity contributes to Parkinson’s, finding instead that absolute levels of the protein matter more.
Neuroligin, a synapse-building protein previously tied to autism, may play a part in Alzheimer’s disease through neuroinflammation and DNA transcription.
Neurons in mice spit out monomeric tau when electrically stimulated, hinting that neural activity may help drive the spread of pathological forms of tau in the brain.
Superficial siderosis, a leakage of blood matter onto the outer surface of the cerebral cortex, may be linked to AD and other dementias.