Using a collection of isogenic iPSC-derived neurons harboring different familial AD mutations, researchers found that, across the board, the mutations meddled with endosomes via elevated β-CTF.
Desikan pioneered advances in neuroimaging and neurogenetics, and was known for his passion and collaborative spirit.
A chemist at the University of Cambridge, Dobson developed equations that described the kinetics of protein aggregation in diseases such as Alzheimer’s.
In mice, the back of the brain, near the neck, contains lymphatic vessels that are specialized to take up cerebrospinal fluid and deliver it to cervical lymph nodes.
The company halted its Phase 2 trial of ABBV-8E12 due to lack of efficacy.
Longitudinal data identifies four stages of amyloid plaque buildup, with the earliest deposits appearing in the precuneus and posterior cingulate.
Co-sponsors Banner, Novartis, and Amgen announced that they will stop testing CNP520 in two Phase 2/3 studies in people at risk of AD. The drug worsened cognition.
Longitudinal ADNI data tie higher sTREM2 in CSF to slower cognitive decline, reinforcing the idea that TREM2 activity protects the brain from AD pathology.
Hypertension in people as young as the mid-30s can predict late-life cerebrovascular disease and brain shrinkage. Intensive reduction of blood pressure can prevent the damage, but not when given in late life.
Biogen and Eisai announced the discontinuation of the Phase 3 program. Elenbecestat was the only remaining BACE inhibitor being tested for AD.
These cells accumulate in old mouse and human hippocampi, as well as in a mouse model of neurodegenerative disease.
Functional variants of AD GWAS hits found in enhancers of myeloid genes.
New evidence suggests the dimers impede clearance of glutamate from synapses, contributing to the hyperexcitability seen early in Alzheimer’s disease.
The phenotype of ApoE4 astrocytes and microglia resembles that of these cells in Alzheimer’s brain. Could defects in lipid metabolism and the extracellular matrix bring on the disease?
In vicinity of plaques, astrocytes and glia change gene expression in concert.