Passive monitoring of old people in their everyday lives is starting to generate new indicators for cognitive impairment.
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In 2,144 Colombian ADAD family members, plasma NfL in gene carriers rises as early as two decades before their symptoms start.
No benefit detected in double-blind trial with sham surgical controls.
The Phase 2 study missed its primary endpoint. While fewer developed dementia in the treatment group, the effect was not statistically significant. People on drug had less brain atrophy than those on placebo.
The study halted early when the primary endpoint was met, but an unusual trial design and lack of detailed data leave questions unanswered.
In neurons derived from FTD patients, morphological changes at the base of the axon render them hyperexcitable.
With variants that boost risk for both familial and sporadic Parkinson’s disease, the LRRK2 gene beckons as a prime target for therapy development...
$73 million to transform big data into open-access targets and drugs for testing in clinical trials.
Speakers at AD/PD 2019 reported that AD risk factors mess up lipid metabolism in glial cells. In cellular models, speeding the clearance of fats lessened pathology.
The protein helps internalize neuronal interleukin receptors. It also promotes microglial phagocytosis. Does its absence worsen neuroinflammation and Aβ burden?
Using chemical cross-linkers to map contacts among amino acids, structural biologists predict that soluble tau is, in fact, a compact globule containing β-sheets poised to snap into a pathological formation.
ALS patients eliminate more p75 neurotrophin receptor than do healthy controls. P75 urine levels rise as disease worsens.
A $400,000 prize is to be awarded as part of the new Rainwater program, and $63 million of NIH money will support a research consortium on frontotemporal dementias.
Evidence from postmortem human brains and cultured human microglia suggests the immune cells make a meal out of synapses, especially near plaques.