Alzforum looks back on last year's research newsmakers.
Posing as the amino acid tyrosine, the anti-aging compound resveratrol turns on a new target, PARP1.
Researchers mimic neuroprotective RNAs with stable DNAs that can do the same job.
Scientists claim that MRI detects an Aβ oligomer-specific probe delivered to the mouse brain through the nose.
Tiny spheres full of oxygen soothe neuroinflammation and fight neurodegeneration, researchers reported at SfN. The concept may seem strange, but AD trials are on the horizon.
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In mouse models of AD, one astrocyte purinergic receptor makes glia hyperactive, while another may suppress memory. Both are upregulated in the AD brain, researchers report.
Researchers at CTAD added to growing evidence that brain amyloid accumulation presages cognitive decline, although several different factors influence how fast that decline will happen in a given person.
At CTAD 2014, potential drugs for agitation, aggression, and other psychiatric symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease emerged as a prominent theme.
Scientists are finding how calcium dysregulation in mouse models of Alzheimer’s shrivels synapses and impairs neural plasticity, with effects that extend to the network level.
When provoked by Aβ, astrocytes unleash a torrent of inflammatory signals. Under it, neuronal dendrites wither and lingering synapses turn hyperactive.
Speakers at CTAD presented new treatment approaches, including a combination of two repurposed drugs that have no activity by themselves.
Roughly at its halfway point, a trial of a therapeutic Aβ antibody is over. Data aren’t out yet, but scientists suspect gantenerumab may have been dosed based on safety, too low to achieve an efficacious dose in the brain.
The ALS/FTD gene produces repeat dipeptides that enter the nucleolus and kill cells within days.
Small molecules headed for clinical trials target the cell surface protein, displace bound Aβ, and rescue memory in animal models of Alzheimer's.