The blood-based marker may be far more scalable and cost-effective for tracking the disease than PET imaging and CSF biomarkers.
Aging macrophages and microglia poorly burn glucose and enter an inflammatory state. Revving their metabolism preserved synapses and memory in mice. What does prostaglandin have to do with it?
Some people with severe COVID-19 have neurovascular injury and elevated markers of neural damage in their blood and CSF. What’s going on in their brains?
In response to an FDA request, the drug’s sponsor submitted new data analyses. The agency moved the action date to June 7.
By tracing the transcriptomes of neurons that wither early and late in the course of Alzheimer’s disease, researchers peg subpopulations of excitatory neurons in entorhinal cortex as selectively vulnerable to tau. Reactive astrocytes aid and abet.
The designer chimera stabilizes synapses in various mouse models of neurodegenerative disease.
Centenarians who scored high on the MMSE stayed cognitively and physically active over the next two years, even if they carried genetic risk factors for Alzheimer’s. What protects these lucky few?
Two epigenetic proteins accelerated age-related behavioral decline in worms and in mice, at least partly by dampening mitochondrial function. Orthologs in the human brain ramped up with aging and with AD progression.
In motor neurons of TMEM106b knockout mice, swollen vacuoles piled up in axons near the soma, rendering the mice wobbly and slow to react. The finding contradicts prior reports.
Different forms of p-tau in cerebrospinal fluid reflect worsening plaque load, metabolism, and atrophy in the brain. They could help stage Alzheimer’s disease.
In people with Alzheimer’s biomarkers, the basal forebrain shrinks early, foreshadowing microglial neurotoxicity, atrophy in the medial temporal lobe, and cognitive decline.
For people with Parkinson’s, carrying Alzheimer’s genetic risk variants upped their odds of harboring Aβ and tau pathology and getting dementia. In people with DLB, Aβ plaques worsened tau and Lewy pathology, and cognition.
Avid’s postmortem validation data indicate Alzheimer’s can be diagnosed by visual examination of flortaucipir PET scans.
Award recognizes discoveries of genetic variants that perturb liquid-liquid phase separation and increase risk for ALS-FTD and other neurodegenerative diseases.
Umbilical cord stem cells from presenilin 1 E280A carriers, once differentiated into cholinergic-like neurons, pumped out Aβ42 and accumulated phosphorylated tau and apoptotic markers.