They overexpress Activin, allowing neurons to regrow axons in the central nervous system.
The motor neurons most sensitive to ALS require a microRNA cluster to survive, lest PTEN activates apoptosis.
The signature fall of cerebrospinal fluid concentrations of Aβ that herald Alzheimer’s may be preceded by a brief boost.
A new screening method detects interactions with mutated proteins that cause neurodegenerative disease.
Two large studies measured the occurrence of amyloid pathology in people with AD and other dementias. They confirm that amyloid may precede dementia onset by more than two decades, and rises with age, particularly in people with the ApoE4 gene.
Like other drug hopefuls for neurodegenerative disease, methylene blue staves off behavioral problems in transgenic mice only if given before memory begins to falter.
Using a viral vector, researchers created mice that express C9ORF72 hexanucleotide repeats in the brain.
In ALS motor neurons, antisense RNA foci outnumber the sense version, and correlate with a marker of pathology.
Denali Therapeutics gets off the ground with one of the largest Series A rounds ever.
Repeated activation of the perforant pathway over five months doubled the area of amyloid plaques in transgenic mice.
A revised plan of action for AD research has emerged from the Alzheimer’s Disease Research Summit 2015.
Scientists find neurodegenerative proteins squirreled away in the skin cells of patients. Could this present an untapped source of biomarkers?
Aβ42 molecules assume an S-shaped configuration within fibrils. The structure varies markedly from that adopted by Aβ40.
A stem cell model suggests the β-secretase-generated C-terminal fragment of the amyloid precursor protein raises tau protein levels.
A discontinued β-secretase blocker reportedly quieted inflammation and cleared amyloid plaques by way of microglial activation.
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