After shutting down a Phase 3 program last March, Biogen now says the futility analysis it did was incorrect, and that a new analysis of a larger data set in fact supports filing for FDA marketing approval next year.
GV-971, an oligosaccharide derived from marine kelp, was approved to treat AD in China. Preclinical studies suggest the drug soothes neuroinflammation by balancing the gut microbiome.
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.
Ablating the immune cells protected mouse models of frontotemporal dementia from the neurodegeneration caused by human ApoE4.
The first ever cryo-EM structures of Aβ fibrils extracted from AD tissue look quite different than prior structures of fibrils generated in vitro. For starters, they are right-hand twisted, not left-hand.
Imaging studies suggest that ApoE4 carriers may be more susceptible to the effects of tangles, particularly if they are women.
The resource boasts 56 stem cell lines derived from tau mutation carriers, patients with sporadic disease, healthy controls, and engineered isogenic lines, including some that have their mutation corrected by CRISPR.
The rare ApoE3 Christchurch variant prevented tau tangles, neurodegeneration, and cognitive decline in a woman’s brain for decades, despite massive amyloid buildup from a familial presenilin AD mutation.
The transcriptional repressor quiets neural activity and lengthens lifespan in worms. It is abundant in the brains of cognitively healthy centenarians.
Based on high school personality tests taken nearly 60 years ago, researchers associated certain traits with future risk of dementia.
Slow-wave sleep brings on coordinated oscillations in blood flow, which in turn are coupled to waves of cerebrospinal fluid. The data point to a mechanism linking deep sleep to the flow of CSF.
Two papers used different approaches to energize laggard lysosomal function in neurons derived from people with Parkinson’s. Both restored lysosomal trafficking and reduced α-synuclein accumulation.
While former professional soccer players have less risk for heart disease and cancer than the general population, they are five times more likely to die with a neurodegenerative disease in old age.
Cognitive deficits in mice on a high-salt diet are due to tau phosphorylation, not reduced blood flow, according to a new study.