A drug candidate for Alzheimer’s aims to make cell trafficking more efficient, reduce Aβ production.
IMAGINE that: Amyloid deposition shrinks in both treatment and placebo groups, dealing a blow to the anti-aggregation drug PBT2.
A Phase 2 trial suggests that the drug PBT2 is generally safe for Huntington’s patients. The drug's sponsor says it may have improved cognition, though experts remain unconvinced.
Researchers identify a transcription factor that protects neurons during normal aging but goes AWOL in Alzheimer’s brains.
Government, industry, and advocacy together will provide nearly $130 million for the identification of surrogate markers and targets.
Hardening of the arteries correlated with greater amyloid deposition in a longitudinal study, strengthening ties between cardiovascular disease and Alzheimer’s.
Scientists had the good fortune to study the exceedingly rare instance of a pair of identical twins, only one of whom had Trisomy 21. It turned out that gene regulation was altered across the entire genome in the twin with Down’s syndrome.
Deep-brain stimulation of the nucleus basalis of Meynert appeared safe and tolerable for Alzheimer’s patients.
Death receptor role in Alzheimer's disease looks less likely than was originally thought following a high-profile paper in 2009.
Superficial siderosis, a leakage of blood matter onto the outer surface of the cerebral cortex, may be linked to AD and other dementias.
It’s not just for tugging APP around the neuron: The SORLA receptor may also bind Aβ and hasten its demise.
Mutant FUS meddles with RNA splicing and DNA damage repair in transgenic mice that succumb to disease.
Already linked to Alzheimer’s and other neurodegenerative diseases, a TREM2 variant now shows up on the ALS radar, too.
The antidepressant citalopram reduces agitation in Alzheimer’s patients, but caused abnormal heart rhythms at the tested dose.
The FDA has stopped the personal genome sequencing company 23andMe from selling health assessments, saying its tests need validation. What do Alzheimer scientists think?