In mouse models, the Alzheimer’s risk gene TREM2 affects microglial behavior but does not lead to more amyloid deposition.
Scientists report that astrocytes help neurons destroy their unwanted mitochondria.
An antibody against ApoE helps clear plaques and improves cognition in AD model mice.
Conformations of misfolded tau survive injection from one mouse to the next, a property shared by prions.
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.
Tau and amyloid PET tracers demonstrate potential to sharpen the diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease and frontotemporal dementias.
A single dose of a commonly prescribed antidepressant suppresses Aβ production in the human central nervous system.
Plenty of genetic risk factors for sporadic ALS are still waiting to be found, according to a new meta-analysis of GWAS data.
Mutated huntingtin may stow away in synaptic vesicles to sneak from one neuron to another.
Death receptor role in Alzheimer's disease looks less likely than was originally thought following a high-profile paper in 2009.
X-ray crystallography reveals secrets of the glutamate receptor.
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.
Blocking calcium-dependent protease normalizes lifespan in mouse tauopathy model.
Researchers are looking to the eye for a cheap, easy way to detect Alzheimer’s pathology in the brain.
An amplification-based test picks up minute amounts of prion protein in the blood of asymptomatic carriers, but researchers wonder whether regulators will want to screen the population.