Organoids patterned on the dorsal human forebrain consistently contain a set of cells native to the cerebral cortex, and develop along the same trajectory as fetal brains. Could they become the standard for organoid research?
Researchers identify a specific SCF ligase that clears fibrillar but not physiologic forms of α-synuclein, suggesting potential for a targeted therapeutic approach.
In mice, inflammatory microglia must die, and new ones take over for efficient remyelination. Could problems with this changing of the guard contribute to neurological diseases?
In healthy, older adults specific EEG patterns correlated with plaque and tangle burdens.
Serum from young mice boosted synapses and activity in human neurons. Researchers credit the proteins SPARCL1 and THBS4.
Fully automated immunoassay could offer cost-effective screening for AD.
In a large observational study, men given androgen-deprivation therapy to combat prostate cancer had a higher chance of being diagnosed with Alzheimer’s or dementia within eight years.
In carriers of a PD-causing mutation, PET scans showed serotonin transporter loss before motor symptoms set in.
USC has agreed to compensate UCSD $50 million for poaching Aisen, his staff, and ADCS.
By crossing 5XFAD mice with multiple different reference strains, scientists make genetically diverse AD mice to better mimic human late-onset disease.
Ever wonder why it’s so easy to nod off in a hammock? Turns out swaying back and forth improves sleep and even enhances memory in people.
As data increasingly blame the microglia response as a driving force in Alzheimer’s disease, researchers are investigating whether tempering these cells will aid cognition.
Using single-nuclei or cell sorting, three separate research groups sequenced RNA from human postmortem brains. They unveiled AD-associated gene-expression signatures, but disease-related transcriptomes from human microglia were quite different from those in mice.
The method purportedly distinguishes patients from controls with more than 90 percent sensitivity and specificity.
At Quebec conference, human herpesvirus experts devoted a day to consider whether their favorite villain might play a hand in Alzheimer’s pathogenesis.