CONFERENCE COVERAGE SERIES

International Conference on Alzheimer's Disease 2002

Stockholm, Sweden

20 – 25 July 2002

Stockholm: Chlamydia Triggers Amyloid Plaques in Mice

Brian Balin and colleagues at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine presented data showing that chlamydia isolated from Alzheimer’s brain, cultured, and then sprayed into the noses of young wild-type BALB/c mice can cause progressive deposition of amyloid plaques...

Stockholm: Liver Found to Degrade Aβ

The Aβ peptide that circulates in the periphery is degraded not primarily by the kidney, but in the liver, scientists report at the 8th International Conference on Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders in Stockholm.

Stockholm: There Is No Spatial Paradox!

More news updates from the 8th International Conference on Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders in Stockholm: In a wide-ranging and eloquent presentation, Christian Haass provided several experimental proofs that a small amount of presenilin is detected at the plasma membrane...

Stockholm: Degradation on the Rise

Malcolm Leissring reports on the latest data, presented at the 8th International Conference on Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders in Stockholm, on the role of insulin-degrading enzyme and neprilysin in degrading Aβ peptide in vivo....

Stockholm: Core Resistance

Keith Crucher reports from the World Alzheimer Congress: In the symposium on amyloid-lowering strategies, Dennis Dickson presented a unique and clever approach to addressing the likelihood that macrophage-mediated clearance of amyloid will be an effective strategy in humans....

Stockholm: Pictures at an Exhibition

Keith Crutcher reports on the World Alzheimer Congress in Stockholm. "From the relatively crude days of CT scans to the truly impressive detail now being offered by functional MRI, this revolution in imaging technology is making it possible to study the course of AD in ways previously unimaginable...."