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Read our full coverage of this year’s AAIC conference.
Increasingly, people must learn of their amyloid status and/or ApoE genotype in order to enter secondary prevention trials. At AAIC, researchers laid out their procedures to ethically break the news.
Different genetic factors underlie amyloid accumulation and atrophy, researchers at AAIC reported.
Researchers at AAIC proposed several different measures of brain connectivity that may predict progression to AD.
Clinical trial design could benefit from new estimates of how slowly amyloid accumulates and how best to detect it at various disease stages.
BACE inhibitors are shaping up; pyroglutamate Aβ antibody clears plaques without ARIA, but immune reaction raises a flag.
Researchers at AAIC discussed technical limitations of current tracers and ways to improve the signal. A new ligand debuted that may be more specific for tangles.
Researchers at AAIC presented congruent data on the place tau tangles take in AD progression, and their close correlation with cognitive decline.
As data pours in, DIAN leaders strive to share and publish it without accidentally disclosing mutation status. The more is learned about preclinical AD, the harder this may get.
Armed with what they consider comprehensive data sets from the DIAN initiative, researchers are beginning a quest to settle an old question that may become key to drug approvals for late-onset AD.
At AAIC, updated imaging data in autosomal-dominant AD shows that longitudinal MRI in large numbers of people confirms atrophy patterns. Tau PET is more variable in DIAN participants than in the Colombian families.
Serial measurements on hundreds of people in the Dominantly Inherited Alzheimer’s Network put proposed staging diagrams on an empirical footing. CSF markers sTREM2 and VILIP-1 track tau.