A new study proposes that two genetic risk factors for frontotemporal dementia interact, disrupting brain connectivity decades before symptoms.
New research suggests that TDP-43 attacks neurons by deactivating a translation initiation factor. Keeping the factor active holds toxicity at bay in flies.
New research strengthens the idea that microglia do far more than scour the brain for emergencies.
Merck’s BACE inhibitor has survived its most recent safety evaluation and will undergo more testing in two trials—one for mild to moderate Alzheimer's, the other for mild cognitive impairment due to AD.
The protein that causes progeria, the accelerated aging disease, hastens pathology in neurons derived from people with Parkinson's.