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In mouse models, the Alzheimer’s risk gene TREM2 affects microglial behavior but does not lead to more amyloid deposition.
While mice sleep, neurons sprout synapses to solidify fresh skills, according to a new study. The brain also keeps amyloid-β levels low while we snooze.
Supplements of resveratrol, a compound found in red grapes and wine, improved memory, metabolism, and brain connectivity in a group of overweight older adults.
Researchers link frontotemporal dementia pathology to DNA damage.
AFFiRiS AG claims that a placebo formulation, not their active Aβ vaccine, slowed the progression of Alzheimer's disease in a Phase 2 study.
The ADCS–PACC, a new cognitive composite test to be used in the A4 prevention trial, detects subtle deficits in older adults with brain amyloid.
Big-data project takes on Alzheimer's with a biomarker computational challenge.
X-ray crystallography reveals secrets of the glutamate receptor.
A new project to identify factors that allow some carriers of pathogenic mutations to escape their genetic destinies could be applicable to neurodegenerative diseases.
A close-up of the protein mayhem within the synaptic bouton offers scientists an unprecedented glimpse of the activity inside.
In award-winning documentary, son traces his mother’s progression into Alzheimer’s disease.
Playing nursemaid, TGF-β helps new neurons in the brain survive, develop, and migrate.
A candidate reference method for measuring Aβ42 in cerebrospinal fluid brings researchers closer to standardization.