With three trials and initiatives to boost recruitment, GAP-Net is gaining some traction in the field.
Atomic resolution structures of tau filaments from three people with CTE revealed a common strain of tau induced by chronic head injuries.
Futility analysis predicts failure to reach primary endpoint.
Perturbations in the hormone correlate with memory problems. But does FGF23 act in the brain, or affect cognition indirectly via the kidneys?
Exposing AD mice to multisensory gamma therapy induced 40-Hz waves in their brains, plus effects on amyloid, tau, microglia, blood vessels, and cognitive function.
Among British civil servants, the quality of their diet did not correlate with their risk of developing dementia cognitive decline over 25 years.
IBM researchers in Australia identify a combination of four proteins in plasma that predicts amyloid positivity in cerebrospinal fluid, and correlates with progression to AD.
Deleting BACE1 with CRISPR nanocomplexes tempered Aβ pathology and boosted memory.
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High-resolution cryo-EM shows that tau filaments riddling the brains of three people with chronic traumatic encephalopathy shared the same core structure with filaments identified in Alzheimer’s or Pick’s disease, but was not identical. Helical CTE tau filaments comprised an ordered core of C-shaped protofilaments, but they also harbored an unidentified molecule nestled within its fold. Researchers think it could be a product of the traumatic origins of this form of tau.
Two new papers link too little, or too much, of the hormone to cognitive deficits in mice and to dementia risk in some people, respectively. But are the findings due to an interaction with klotho in the brain, or to FGF23’s known effect on kidney health? Poor peripheral health itself can harm cognition, and some evidence suggests that may be the case here.
Using light and sound to synchronize neuronal firing, researchers induce gamma waves in the brains of AD mouse models. Scientists claim that a week of auditory flicker treatment—with tones that beep at 40-Hz—impels microglia to eat plaques in the auditory cortex and hippocampus and activates astrocytes. Blood vessels also appear to dilate; memory improves. If paired light flashes stimulate the eyes at the same time, the effects reach into the medial prefrontal cortex and cause microglia to cluster around plaques. Translation to people is in the works.
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- Lary Walker on Traumatic Tau: Filaments from CTE Share Distinct Structure
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- Pierre Tariot on Biogen/Eisai Halt Phase 3 Aducanumab Trials
- Eric M. Reiman on Biogen/Eisai Halt Phase 3 Aducanumab Trials
- Dennis Selkoe on Biogen/Eisai Halt Phase 3 Aducanumab Trials
- Paul Aisen on Biogen/Eisai Halt Phase 3 Aducanumab Trials
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