By looking for SNPs that affect how transcription factors bind DNA, researchers nominated causal genes for 30 Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s GWAS hits.
A new single-nucleus RNA-Seq study of 3,900 endothelial cells finds a boost in angiogenesis and antigen presentation genes, drawing attention to the vascular component of AD.
Amyloids of AIMP2 found in Parkinson’s disease may seed α-synuclein aggregation.
By pinpointing where tau pathology starts in a person’s brain, researchers better predicted future spread and determined small changes in tangle load.
In mice, forebrain neurons with hobbled retromers ooze fragments of tau and several BACE1 substrates into the CSF. Similar proteins are up in CSF from people with MCI and Alzheimer’s disease.
Breaking familiar gene-disease patterns, HTT trinucleotide expansions lead to huntingtin aggregates in prefrontal cortex. Noncoding caveolin 1 variants suppress its expression.
This astrocytic glycoprotein greases glial phagocytosis and reduces plaque burden in mice. The circadian clock protein Bmal1 suppresses it.
Among a growing number of blood-based tauopathy markers, this new immunoassay may offer a way to catch preclinical disease just before symptoms show up.
In a retrospective study, people with vitiligo had 12 times the risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease than did healthy controls. Why is that?
This pathway may transmogrify microglia during neurodegeneration, without the help of TREM2.
Aberrant protein-protein interactions centered on HSP90 may contribute to Alzheimer’s disease. Can an inhibitor set things right?
Frequent heading weakened verbal memory in amateur soccer players, and more so in ApoE4 carriers.
Poor lysosomal function in dopaminergic neurons derived from people with YOPD points to disease origin and potential therapies.
Synapse loss and mitochondrial stress, as seen by separate PET tracers, go hand-in-hand in Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, and frontotemporal dementia.
FDA approves adding safety and efficacy data from an Alzheimer’s trial to the drug’s label.