The first topline Phase 2 results from an antibody targeting Parkinson’s pathology, Roche’s prasinezumab, were a mixed bag. Next steps are unclear.
Merged Consortia Forge Path to Trials in Frontotemporal Dementia FTD Fluid Markers for Degeneration: Check. For Pathology: Not Yet. Imaging Exposes Hugely Heterogeneous Brain Changes Among FTDs Moving Target: Can Standardized Tests Track Symptoms of FTD? ...
At this year’s ICFTD meeting, researchers reviewed the lay of the land of current and planned trials for FTD, with glimpses of how the newly formed FTD Prevention Initiative seeks to coordinate treatment and prevention trials in the future.
Plaque-busting antibodies reset the time course of amyloid accumulation, but so far provide only hints of a clinical benefit in mild AD. Good news: once gone, plaque stays gone for a while.
A new PET tracer. Plasma glial fibrillary acidic protein. Two new, promising surrogates for astrogliosis are filling in the Alzheimer’s biomarker toolbox. Both reflect Aβ amyloid better than they do tau tangles.
An international group of researchers* have agreed upon recommendations to revise the criteria for postmortem diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease (AD)...
As life expectancy increases in countries such as Nigeria, Brazil, China, and others, so does the number of people with dementia. How to provide modern care for them?
Subtle memory deficits resolved after volunteers stopped taking the Novartis BACE inhibitor.
As FTD consortia chase biomarkers, they see plasma NfL and neuronal pentraxin-2—which reflect neurodegeneration—change before symptoms. Trials nudge progranulin and poly-DP. Still needed: more markers of the pathophysiology that unfolds in the brain.
At AD/PD 2021, clinicians discussed neurological symptoms and brain tissue damage in older people who died from COVID-19.
New data presented at the AD/PD conference offer the first evidence that a brain-shuttle strategy can work in people; the lecanemab and aducanumab antibody programs offer small updates.
By shifting to home nursing and telemedicine, clinical researchers kept inching ahead during lockdowns.
CRISPR Gene Editing—Poised to Revolutionize Neuroscience? Neuroscientists Probe CRISPR Transgenics and Treatment Paradigms ...
In cell culture, neurons with the strongest expression of cell-cycle proteins survived best in the presence of Aβ oligomers, hinting at a protective effect.
If you listen to National Public Radio, watch TV, or surf the Web, chances are you have come across commercials enticing you to “improve your memory” and “unlock your inner genius” with “brain training developed by neuroscientists.” In search of solid ...