Instead of chewing up and disposing of the amyloid they ingest, microglia appear to compact it, then spit it back out as dense-core plaque.
Sending low-intensity, gamma frequency electric current through the brain boosted short-term memory, perhaps by increasing cholinergic transmission.
Herpes infection upped risk in ApoE4 carriers, damaged brain tissue, and correlated with neurodegeneration markers in the CSF.
Disruption of the membraneless organelles may explain toxicity of tau aggregates.
In cell culture, neurons with the strongest expression of cell-cycle proteins survived best in the presence of Aβ oligomers.