New drug application is first for Alzheimer’s disease in the U.S. since 2003, and first based on amyloid hypothesis.
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.
Two cohorts—IDEAS and WHIMS—show Aβ accumulation and brain shrinkage in cognitively normal and impaired elderly who were exposed to levels of air pollution even within current EPA limits.
At CTAD, intranasal insulin trial stumbles, pioglitazone gets a postmortem, a RAGE inhibitor tries to hang on.
Researchers found that bits of tau from the protein’s microtubule-binding region can be detected in the cerebrospinal fluid. These, not phospho-tau or total tau, reflect neurofibrillary tangles in the Alzheimer’s brain.
Confronting unprecedented challenges this past year, scientists found ways to tide their research over and keep clinical trials mostly on track.
Changes in the composition of the cerebrospinal fluid and synapses may reveal novel insights into AD pathology.
In cultured cells, lysosomal activity was necessary to enable tau seeds to break out of internalized exosomes and trigger the aggregation of tau in the cytosol.
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.
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Topline results suggested that the anti-inflammatory treatment stabilized cognition and function over six months. The trial did not include biomarkers.
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Assays will help doctors diagnose Alzheimer’s disease and amnestic mild cognitive impairment in Taiwanese clinics.
Besides the big-gun antibodies and BACE inhibitors, smaller, lesser-known drug programs are inching their way through the clinical trials pipeline. As is often the case, Phase 1 seems encouraging.
Despite plaques and tangles in the brain, this group, on average, maintains their cognitive skills over two to four years, suggesting the presence of resilience factors.