Researchers induced cortical organoids to grow their own vasculature and even form a blood-“brain” barrier, making the little blobs more useful for studying disease.
A newly uncovered population of astrocytes in layer V of the cortex modulate synapses by secreting a protein linked to Norrie disease, a form of blindness. Are other disease-related astroglia lurking in the brain?
Scientists know that the retina changes in people with preclinical AD; alas, there is neither consensus nor convergence in the field of retinal imaging. An upcoming initiative aims to determine which measures are most robust.
The company halted its Phase 2 trial of ABBV-8E12 due to lack of efficacy.
By analyzing a single MRI scan, researchers pinpointed the origin of frontotemporal dementia pathology and predicted its future progression.
DAPPD suppressed neuroinflammation and preserved cognition in mouse models of amyloidosis, suggesting potential for treating Alzheimer’s disease.
In a mouse tauopathy model, knocking out the NLRP3 inflammasome prevented toxic tau from forming.
Single-nucleus transcriptomics of postmortem AD brain and mouse models of amyloidosis hammers home the species-specific responses of microglia to Aβ pathology.
Biogen researchers claim the antibody worked in people who got enough of it. To other researchers, the signal validates the amyloid hypothesis and injects fresh energy into the field. But is this interrupted dataset enough to approve?
New study finds no uptick in herpes viruses in AD. If herpes plays a role, it says, then probably it acts as an early trigger of pathology.
Aberrant gene-expression patterns found to be common to human neurodegenerative disease and animal models. MicroRNA and epigenetic modification may be to blame.
Boosting sTREM2 in the brain rallied microglia to clear Aβ plaques, restored synaptic plasticity, and even rescued memory deficits in mice.
In response to the peptide, these little cells squeeze capillaries, constricting them. This may contribute to neuronal dysfunction.
Longitudinal data identifies four stages of amyloid plaque buildup, with the earliest deposits appearing in the precuneus and posterior cingulate.
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.