A meta-analysis of four large genome-wide association studies turned up 11 new risk genes for Alzheimer’s disease.
Two studies strengthen the link between shut-eye and Alzheimer’s disease, and a mouse analysis of how the brain drains waste offers insight into the connection.
Deep brain stimulation restores walking and swimming abilities in rats with spinal injuries, so long as a few nerve fibers remain intact.
Among cognitively healthy older adults, the rate of change in cerebrospinal fluid biomarkers helps predict who will develop Alzheimer’s disease.
An astrocyte protein stymies toxic interplay between Aβ oligomers and prion proteins.
Silencing aberrant C9ORF72 mRNA helps normalize pathology in neurons, suggesting the transcripts are toxic to the cells.
Functional neuroimaging scans can pick up stark neural abnormalities in football players with repeated head injuries before their cognition drops much in executive function tests.
The receptor tyrosine kinase ErbB4 could be the latest gene for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.
A cancer drug-turned-Alzheimer’s prospect now appears to have potential against a third disease, reportedly protecting animal models from Parkinson’s damage.
The latest data on TREM2 confirm that a variant in the gene associates with AD, and link it to Parkinson’s, brain degeneration, and γ-secretase.
As NIH researchers are preparing to return to their laboratories, Alzheimer's researchers warn about the greater consequences of cutting already limited resources.
A mouse study suggests it may be possible to co-opt the liver to boost expression of neurotrophins in the brain.
An inhibitor of a cellular stress response prevents neurodegeneration in mice infected with prion protein, and might have potential in other neurodegenerative diseases.
Clinical trials could prove the value of amyloid scans to health insurers.
Conventional wisdom says that excess excitation promotes degeneration of motor neurons in ALS, but a new study suggests excitability could be a good thing.