Meet ADCS-PACC, C3: Composites that measure subtle changes in cognition appear reliable, clearing the way for their use in clinical trials of people with presymptomatic AD.
New strategies may help find and retain participants for Alzheimer’s trials.
New research strengthens the idea that microglia do far more than scour the brain for emergencies.
In neurodegenerative disease, tau is in the dendrites, and scientists are beginning to flesh out ways to block what it does there.
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.
Hardening of the arteries correlated with greater amyloid deposition in a longitudinal study, strengthening ties between cardiovascular disease and Alzheimer’s.
Scientists had the good fortune to study the exceedingly rare instance of a pair of identical twins, only one of whom had Trisomy 21. It turned out that gene regulation was altered across the entire genome in the twin with Down’s syndrome.
Deep-brain stimulation of the nucleus basalis of Meynert appeared safe and tolerable for Alzheimer’s patients.
Death receptor role in Alzheimer's disease looks less likely than was originally thought following a high-profile paper in 2009.
People with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias may benefit from creative activities, but hard studies are still lacking.