Autopsy data confirm that current tau PET tracers are unsuitable for some primary tauopathies. CryoEM structures help researchers find new ligands for tau and α-synuclein.
At the HAI 2020 conference, the tracers PI-2620 and APN-1607 appeared to bind frontotemporal dementia tau. MK-6240 looked highly sensitive. And JNJ-067 and SNFT-1 are two new kids in town.
CryoEM helps explain how the inhibitory receptors open and close their ion channels.
The findings hint at a liver-brain axis that transmits inflammation from periphery to brain, and could suggest therapeutic targets for preserving brain function.
The tracer distinguished people with progressive supranuclear palsy from controls with a sensitivity of 85 percent, suggesting potential as a diagnostic for 4R tauopathies.
In striatal spiny projection neurons with mutant huntingtin, mitochondria spill immunogenic RNAs into the cytosol. These touch off innate antiviral signaling inside the neurons, which may spell their demise.
A slight drop in hospital admissions after amyloid PET, especially in people with positive scans, fell well short of the prespecified endpoint. Still, IDEAS is broadening into a research platform, and IDEAS 2 will add racial diversity.
Two drugs that boost α-synuclein clearance have passed Phase 1 safety benchmarks, and a stem cell strategy is poised to enter trials, reported scientists at SfN 2015.
In updating their broad evaluation of the risk literature, the commission blamed three more modifiable factors for causing 6 percent of all dementia, concluding that 40 percent of cases can be prevented.
New research pushes back the age at which dementia risk from cardiovascular and metabolic factors begins. Should protective lifestyle interventions start in youth?
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The AAT-AD/PD conference hosted a virtual conversation about what the trial’s disappointing cognitive and tantalizing biomarker data might mean. Hidden between thank you’s and pledges to stay committed were substantive points of debate and context.
Early data suggest that CT1812 and AL001 shift biomarker levels in Alzheimer’s disease and frontotemporal dementia, respectively. BI 425809 fails to improve cognition.
In the field of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), the Northeast ALS Consortium (NEALS) is the hands-down largest and hardest-working township in North America...
Researchers at SfN 2016 painted a more detailed picture of how misfolded proteins may proliferate, as one cell spreads these “hot potatoes” to the next.