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The AD8: A Brief Screening Tool for Very Mild Dementia

Jim Galvin and colleagues at Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri, have developed a simple tool to discern very early dementia in routine clinical settings. The field overwhelmingly agrees that dementia should be detected as early as possible, yet ...

APP Family: Clues to Function in Health and AD

The amyloid precursor protein was first cloned in 1987. Twenty years and 4,000+ papers later, the function of APP is still shrouded in mystery, despite the overwhelming weight of evidence linking the precursor protein to Alzheimer disease. Is the field ...

Non-coding RNAs in Neurodegeneration

Peter T. Nelson led this Webinar from 12:00-1:30 p.m. (U.S. Eastern Time) on Friday, 26 October 2007. Transcript: Participants: Peter Nelson (University of Kentucky), Ben Albensi (St. Boniface Res Ctr/Univ of Manitoba), Laura Turner (Eisai London Research ...

Who Should Use the New Diagnostic Guidelines? The Debate Continues

Download a PDF of this Forum Discussion Ever since new criteria came out for a research diagnosis of prodromal/preclinical Alzheimer’s disease, plus criteria for a research and clinical diagnosis of the MCI and dementia stages of the disease, they have ...

AD in the Oldest Old—What Does Aβ Have to Do With It?

In a keynote lecture at the Human Amyloid Imaging conference, held 12-13 January 2012 in Miami, Florida, Claudia Kawas argued that the oldest old should receive more attention. Kawas leads the world’s largest study of people 90 and older. Listen to the ...

Latest γ-Secretase Substrate Involved in Synaptic Stability, Autism?

Over the years, γ-secretase has garnered intense interest from scientists and drug developers who have targeted the multimeric complex in an attempt to curb production of amyloid-β (Aβ), the peptide believed to underlie Alzheimer’s disease. Meanwhile, the ...

International Student Workshop on AD

What makes a good grant proposal in Alzheimer’s research? How to develop and present it? What are funders looking for? Students from all over the world learned the answers by working hands-on with established Alzheimer’s disease researchers at a workshop ...

Using ADNI Data—Online Training, Part 1

On 4 April 2013, the Alzheimer's Disease Neuroimaging Initiative biostatistics core held the first session of its two-part online training course on using ADNI data. Led by Danielle Harvey of the University of California, Davis, the session gave a ...

Webinar: O Blood-Based Biomarker, Where Art Thou?

Our Webinar on 17 June 2013 covered the latest research and future directions on blood-based biomarkers discussed at a recent Alzheimer’s Drug Discovery Foundation/Alzheimer’s Association conference. Sid O’Bryant, Texas Tech University, Lubbock; Samantha ...

Neurovascular Underpinnings of Alzheimer's Dementia

Whether it’s a Bach concerto, Fermat's last theorem, or simply remembering the way home from the grocery store, cognition comes at a price. The brain depends on an elaborate network of blood vessels to feed its voracious appetite for oxygen and ...

Good-Bye Overexpression, Hello APP Knock-in. A Better Model?

Researchers rely on transgenic mice to model Alzheimer's disease, but these models are far from perfect. Some can only be maintained on specific genetic backgrounds, some die young or have surprising phenotypes when crossed with other mouse lines, ...

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