Combining exome sequencing with gene interaction analysis allowed researchers to identify 18 new genes for an inherited movement disorder. This method could lead to genes linked to other neurodegenerative diseases.
Proteins that interact with the Parkinson’s risk gene LRRK2 point to protein trafficking and degradation as causes of pathogenesis.
Once considered a nuclear homebody, TDP-43 ventures out to accompany mRNAs down axons to nerve terminals where the transcripts can be turned into protein.
Aggressively treating high blood pressure and cholesterol in older adults with diabetes does not prevent cognitive decline, and results in more brain shrinkage.
Live imaging of the mouse brain offers a rare view of α-synuclein dynamics at presynaptic terminals, and raises questions about which form of the protein triggers synaptic dysfunction.
In a cell culture system, astrocytes from people with ALS kill motor neurons. The model could yield more discoveries about the fundamental biology of this disease.
It’s not just for tugging APP around the neuron: The SORLA receptor may also bind Aβ and hasten its demise.
Mutant FUS meddles with RNA splicing and DNA damage repair in transgenic mice that succumb to disease.
Already linked to Alzheimer’s and other neurodegenerative diseases, a TREM2 variant now shows up on the ALS radar, too.
The antidepressant citalopram reduces agitation in Alzheimer’s patients, but caused abnormal heart rhythms at the tested dose.
The FDA has stopped the personal genome sequencing company 23andMe from selling health assessments, saying its tests need validation. What do Alzheimer scientists think?
Researchers have identified the striatum as a site of neurogenesis in the adult brain, but not in people with Huntington’s disease.
Detecting oligomers in the cerebrospinal fluid is no easy feat. The latest test is among the most sensitive yet, but is it useful?
A new initiative in the U.K. will fund research into potential treatments for dementia and neurodegeneration.
Neurons in mice spit out monomeric tau when electrically stimulated, hinting that neural activity may help drive the spread of pathological forms of tau in the brain.