New drug application is first for Alzheimer’s disease in the U.S. since 2003, and first based on amyloid hypothesis.
The findings hint at a liver-brain axis that transmits inflammation from periphery to brain, and could suggest therapeutic targets for preserving brain function.
The tracer distinguished people with progressive supranuclear palsy from controls with a sensitivity of 85 percent, suggesting potential as a diagnostic for 4R tauopathies.
In striatal spiny projection neurons with mutant huntingtin, mitochondria spill immunogenic RNAs into the cytosol. These touch off innate antiviral signaling inside the neurons, which may spell their demise.
In Barcelona, data ran the gamut from a few hopeful little hints on new treatments to mixed signals on familiar players, and failed drugs thrown on the scrap heap.
Poor coordination among grid cells in the entorhinal cortex and place cells in the hippocampus compromises navigation. Grid cells fail first.
At AAT-ADPD, researchers report how they built on prior reports that a person’s blood level of p-tau181 tells if they have Alzheimer’s.
New genetic variants emerged by harmonizing whole-exome-sequencing data across continents, and by using imputation to plumb the depths of existing GWAS. One variant encodes a microglial phospholipid transporter.
A slight drop in hospital admissions after amyloid PET, especially in people with positive scans, fell well short of the prespecified endpoint. Still, IDEAS is broadening into a research platform, and IDEAS 2 will add racial diversity.
Two drugs that boost α-synuclein clearance have passed Phase 1 safety benchmarks, and a stem cell strategy is poised to enter trials, reported scientists at SfN 2015.
In updating their broad evaluation of the risk literature, the commission blamed three more modifiable factors for causing 6 percent of all dementia, concluding that 40 percent of cases can be prevented.
New research pushes back the age at which dementia risk from cardiovascular and metabolic factors begins. Should protective lifestyle interventions start in youth?
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The AAT-AD/PD conference hosted a virtual conversation about what the trial’s disappointing cognitive and tantalizing biomarker data might mean. Hidden between thank you’s and pledges to stay committed were substantive points of debate and context.
New synaptic profiling and imaging techniques are enabling scientists to zero in on synaptic proteins, including phospho-tau, that make the difference between clinical Alzheimer’s and resilience.