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.
A Phase 2 trial suggests that the drug PBT2 is generally safe for Huntington’s patients. The drug's sponsor says it may have improved cognition, though experts remain unconvinced.
Sleeping in an MRI scanner, babies with ApoE4 genotype reveal myelination and structural differences in brain areas affected in people with Alzheimer’s disease.
Allegations of falsified data embroil Japanese ADNI; project leaders respond that data corrections followed quality-control procedures.
New research strengthens the idea that microglia do far more than scour the brain for emergencies.
Early dysfunction in Alzheimer’s may start in the lateral entorhinal cortex and spread from there to connected cortical brain regions.
Researchers have co-opted a molecular transport system to shuttle Aβ antibodies across the mouse blood-brain barrier. They predict the shuttle could smuggle a variety of drugs into the brain.
A transcription factor thought to mark stressed-out motor neurons activates genes that help them survive. It maintains muscle mass, but not strength.
A small study suggests that exposure to the pesticide DDT heightens the risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease.
Researchers have sliced and digitally reassembled a famous brain in neuroscience to view its detailed three-dimensional architecture.
Government, industry, and advocacy together will provide nearly $130 million for the identification of surrogate markers and targets.
In neurodegenerative disease, tau is in the dendrites, and scientists are beginning to flesh out ways to block what it does there.
Superficial siderosis, a leakage of blood matter onto the outer surface of the cerebral cortex, may be linked to AD and other dementias.
Thought to be no place for translation, RNA granules that form in “FUSopathies” turn out to host protein synthesis, after all.
Once branded as a difficult target, β-secretase has become the crowd favorite. But might pharma have to cool its jets?