Evidence from postmortem human brains and cultured human microglia suggests the immune cells make a meal out of synapses, especially near plaques.
Greater lifetime estrogen exposure protects cognition, while hormone replacement therapy taken at menopause has no cognitive effects at all.
Not the brown trucks with the friendly delivery guys: UPS as in unconventional protein secretion pathway. Tau rides it to slink out of one cell, and, grabbing onto heparin sulfate proteoglycans, enter another.
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.
Read Part III of Philip Kahle’s and Bart de Strooper’s report from the 87th International Titisee Conference in Germany...
New data suggest that while peptides translated from an expansion in the C9ORF72 gene are toxic, they don’t directly interfere with nucleocytoplasmic transport.
Proteomics and protein-protein interaction research may yield clues to etiology, tracking, and treatment of granulin-related and other forms of FTD/ALS.
Not Just Blood Pressure—Dietary Salt Linked to Tau Phosphorylation Time to Try Again: Gene-Based Therapy for Neurodegeneration Gene Therapies Enter Trials for Many Brain Pathologies—What about AD? Organized around 10 major themes, this year’s annual ...
Null results ended the development of the neuroprotective drugs edonerpic and abeotaxane, the AMPA receptor modulator S47445, and the dietary formulation tricaprilin.
Researchers reported negative findings from three trials at ICFTD 2016.
Based on preclinical data, researchers gave this antibiotic a shot in a two-year clinical trial. It did nothing to slow cognitive decline.
The Canadian pharmaceutical company Bellus Health has begun to sell the would-be prescription drug tramiprosate over the counter as a nutritional supplement...
In PASSPORT study, the antibody failed to slow progressive supranuclear palsy. Alzheimer’s trial to continue.
A plasma assay for Alzheimer’s could radically speed up screening for clinical trials; alas, competing assays don’t measure the same thing.
At AAIC, researchers touted phospho-tau species, especially p217 and p181. They tick up in CSF as an early response to amyloid accumulation.