In mouse models, the Alzheimer’s risk gene TREM2 affects microglial behavior but does not lead to more amyloid deposition.
IMAGINE that: Amyloid deposition shrinks in both treatment and placebo groups, dealing a blow to the anti-aggregation drug PBT2.
A drug candidate for Alzheimer’s aims to make cell trafficking more efficient, reduce Aβ production.
An antibody against ApoE helps clear plaques and improves cognition in AD model mice.
Tau and amyloid PET tracers demonstrate potential to sharpen the diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease and frontotemporal dementias.
Alpha-secretase does not necessarily pick up the slack when β-secretase cleavage of amyloid precursor protein wanes, a study in primates finds. It suggests APP can be processed in other ways.
Conformations of misfolded tau survive injection from one mouse to the next, a property shared by prions.
A single dose of a commonly prescribed antidepressant suppresses Aβ production in the human central nervous system.
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.
A new project to identify factors that allow some carriers of pathogenic mutations to escape their genetic destinies could be applicable to neurodegenerative diseases.
X-ray crystallography reveals secrets of the glutamate receptor.