Using an array of receptors to sense neurons in peril, microglia make matters worse by taking bites out of the struggling cells.
Much of the neuron loss in rTg4510 mice comes from accidental disruptions in mouse genes rather than expression of mutant tau. Pathology spreads quickly in human tau knock-ins.
Going Viral: Alzheimer’s Research at Herpes Conference Herpesvirus: Trigger for Many Brain Pathologies? In light of recent work implicating human herpesviruses in AD, virologists invited Alzheimer’s researchers to join them at the 11th International ...
At Quebec conference, researchers considered multiple aspects of herpesvirus biology that may come in to play in AD.
Injecting α-synuclein fibrils into mouse gut sparked the proteopathic spread of misfolded α-synuclein into the brain, where the aggregates killed dopaminergic neurons and caused motor problems.
Co-sponsors Banner, Novartis, and Amgen announced that they will stop testing CNP520 in two Phase 2/3 studies in people at risk of AD. The drug worsened cognition.
At Quebec conference, human herpesvirus experts devoted a day to consider whether their favorite villain might play a hand in Alzheimer’s pathogenesis.
TREM2 required for reduction of plaque load in CD33 knockouts.
Drug didn’t slow decline in a Phase 2 trial.