From central IRBs, certified raters, to local transport: Changes large and small are needed to ramp up drug testing in Alzheimer’s.
Award recognizes his contributions to basic and clinical research.
With three trials and initiatives to boost recruitment, GAP-Net is gaining some traction in the field.
Experts said Phase 3 data did not prove the device could slow AD.
Among 20 focus areas, 47 research recommendations cover the gamut from basic science to health disparities.
A majority of amyloid PET scans led physicians to change how they managed a patient’s disease. The effect on later outcomes is yet to be come.
Transcranial, alternating electrical current restored neuronal synchrony in older people, rejuvenating working memory. For an hour or two.
After years of grunt work on next-gen sequencing and expression analysis, geneticists are finally reaping results. The new genes underscore the role of known pathways and cell types in disease.
Presented at AD/PD, the discovery by scientists in Uppsala is the first APP deletion found to cause Alzheimer’s disease. The same group found the Swedish and Arctic APP mutations.
Long-term treatment with the anti-sense oligonucleotide led to motor benefits in an extension trial of children 2 to 15 years old.
Diagnostics Accelerator to fund projects that develop dementia biomarkers from patient data.
People who take leisurely walks, garden, and tackle household chores had bigger brains than those who were more sedentary. Vigorous exercise brought neither additional benefit nor harm.
Speakers at AD/PD 2019 reported that AD risk factors mess up lipid metabolism in glial cells. In cellular models, speeding the clearance of fats lessened pathology.
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.
At AD/PD 2019, scientists implicated both peripheral and central innate immunity in promoting propagation.