This past year, therapeutic antibodies massively reduced brain amyloid, blood tests came into their own, and systems-based approaches transformed the study of gene expression, glial cells, and selective vulnerability.
New potential immunotherapies and insight into single-cell responses were highlights of a small meeting in Denmark.
ApoE2 homozygotes have a dramatically lower risk of AD than even the previously known low-risk E2/3 heterozygotes. More study of this protective allele could reveal roots of resilience.
The DIAN Trials Unit is nearing the end of its first two secondary prevention trials. It has begun a cognitive run-in period for its next trial, of a tau-based drug, and for a primary prevention study in people as young as 18.
Researchers gain traction in the study of these rare tau disorders, which are sometimes confused with Alzheimer’s disease.
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By aging cultured neurons and manipulating them to stimulate endocytosis or interfere with vesicle release, researchers can bring about characteristics of Alzheimer’s—without adding APP or Aβ.
The Food and Drug Administration has said it will accept cognition alone as the basis for approval in preclinical AD. Now what? Industry is confronting the challenge to show robust and meaningful change.
Data on ASOs, presented recently at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Neurology, depict RNA-based therapies as broadly on the rise in neurodegenerative diseases.
At Quebec conference, researchers considered multiple aspects of herpesvirus biology that may come in to play in AD.
In patient-derived neurons, tau mutations scupper lysosomes and SORLA shunts APP through different types of endosomes.
CryoEM helps explain how the inhibitory receptors open and close their ion channels.
Can genetics please parse the confusing spectrum of frontotemporal dementias? Whole genome sequences make a start.
In 2,144 Colombian ADAD family members, plasma NfL in gene carriers rises as early as two decades before their symptoms start.
The FDA has prioritized review of C2N’s blood test for amyloid-β. A pivotal clinical trial will correlate the test with amyloid PET scans.