In animal models and patient-derived neurons, terazosin elevated ATP and warded off neurodegeneration. Men who take the drug to control prostate hyperplasia are less likely to get PD, or have milder symptoms.
The G2019S variant that boosts Parkinson’s risk helps mice survive infection, but raises α-synuclein in the brain and increases neuronal death.
From more than 45,000 MRI scans, a typical pattern of brain aging emerges. Brains “age” faster in people who have a neurological disorder.
The circular transcripts correlate with AD pathology and dementia severity, suggesting potential roles in pathogenesis or as biomarkers.
The transcriptional repressor quiets neural activity and lengthens lifespan in worms. It is abundant in the brains of cognitively healthy centenarians.
Middle-aged people who exercise more are less likely to become amyloid-positive. In late life, people with brain amyloid who exercise declined more slowly and had less brain shrinkage over the following years.
RPS25 helps translate repetitive snippets of RNA that are associated with neurodegenerative diseases. Knocking it down reduces protein aggregates and cell death.
Too much or too little serum hemoglobin increases risk for Alzheimer’s and other dementias by 20 percent or more.
As the Alzheimer’s field suffers smackdowns in trials of small molecules and antibodies, antisense oligonucleotides are quietly coming along—and looking safe so far.
A brother’s survival guilt, a journalist tracing her mutation to Lebanon, a student freezing her eggs ahead of a primary prevention trial—DIAN family members are stirring their growing community to act against Alzheimer’s disease.
Nearly 30 years after the first Alzheimer’s gene discoveries, genetics once again drives recruitment, scientific progress, and therapy development in the Dominantly Inherited Alzheimer’s Network.
At AAIC, researchers presented baseline data from an ongoing, five-year study asking whether the anti-Aβ antibody crenezumab can forestall cognitive decline in autosomal-dominant Alzheimer’s disease.
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Different polymorphisms in MS4A genes up- or downregulate levels of TREM2, modulating levels of the shed ectodomain in the cerebrospinal fluid and AD risk.
Among former National Football League players who died with CTE, tau tangles, crumbling white matter, and arteriolosclerosis independently contributed to dementia.