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.
Synapse loss and mitochondrial stress, as seen by separate PET tracers, go hand-in-hand in Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, and frontotemporal dementia.
FDA approves adding safety and efficacy data from an Alzheimer’s trial to the drug’s label.
The creation of long-term memories requires a continual supply of myelin provided by newly formed oligodendrocytes. Alas, the generation of fresh oligodendrocytes diminishes with age, along with memory.
Vision improved in some retinitis pigmentosa patients in a Phase 1 trial.
New research presented at the HAI conference also finds links between UCB-J uptake and plaques, tangles, and cognitive decline.
Amyloid and tau PET are helping scientists pinpoint the underlying cause of specific AD symptoms. Perhaps imaging of certain brain regions will help predict an individual’s progression.
At HAI 2020, scientists more precisely quantified the relationship between plaques, tangles, and cognitive decline.
When observed over an eight-year period, people with the highest plasma concentrations were more likely to die than people with lower levels.
By engaging scientists studying every tau-based disorder, a new conference aimed to foster collaborations and research directions.
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The monoclonal antibody activated TREM2 signaling on mouse microglia. It supported their survival and stimulated their clearance of amyloid plaques.
Not sure where that is? You are not alone. It is a tiny spot deep behind the nose, newly defined by the PET signal of early neurofibrillary tangle deposition. It also prompted a tau-staging scheme.