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Copper to the Rescue in ALS Mice

RESEARCH NEWS 2016-02-05 Research News With a sprinkle of what researchers jokingly call “brick dust,” scientists restored health to a very sick mouse model of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, extending its one- to two-week lifespan to almost two years. As reported in the January ...

Shaky Specificity of Tau PET Ligands Stokes Debate at HAI

RESEARCH NEWS 2016-02-05 Research News The emergence of PET ligands for tau has the potential to revolutionize the study of the whole gamut of tauopathies. Researchers are tracking how neurofibrillary tangles appear and spread in real time, yielding invaluable insight into the ...

Traumatic Brain Injury: Aβ Ensues, but Not Quite Alzheimer’s

RESEARCH NEWS 2016-02-05 Research News A single severe head injury—the kind that comes from a car accident or a hard fall—raises the risk for dementia later in life (Aug 2012 news on Alzrisk entry). What causes neurodegeneration in these situations? Is the end result Alzheimer’s ...

Replication a Challenge in Quest for Alzheimer’s Blood Test

RESEARCH NEWS 2016-02-05 Research News As the Alzheimer’s field matures, it has begun the task of moving fluid biomarkers from the discovery stage toward the clinic. For cerebrospinal fluid markers of AD, researchers have made great strides toward standardization, but the field’s ...

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