New genetic variants emerged by harmonizing whole-exome-sequencing data across continents, and by using imputation to plumb the depths of existing GWAS. One variant encodes a microglial phospholipid transporter.
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.
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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Subtle memory deficits resolved after volunteers stopped taking the Novartis BACE inhibitor.
Early data suggest that CT1812 and AL001 shift biomarker levels in Alzheimer’s disease and frontotemporal dementia, respectively. BI 425809 fails to improve cognition.
The FDA will decide whether to approve the antibody as a treatment for Alzheimer’s disease on or before March 7, 2021.
Three weeks of on-demand seminars to culminate in live Q&A.
Restoring proper gene editing assuaged mitochondrial defects in patient-derived neurons and organoids. Splicing errors may underlie other PD cases as well.
The day-long advisory committee meeting will be broadcast live online. Prerecorded presentations are to be available November 4; the public can submit comments.
A recent genetics symposium drew positive reviews for its approach of following up prerecorded, on-demand talks with a live Q&A session.
Two papers report that skin samples from people with Parkinson’s disease contain α-synuclein seeds that can be robustly amplified, paving the way for a reliable test for the disease.
Reducing levels of monounsaturated fatty acids lowered α-synuclein toxicity and prevented movement symptoms in mice. Scientists say the data boost the α-synuclein tetramer hypothesis.
Poor coordination among grid cells in the entorhinal cortex and place cells in the hippocampus compromises navigation. Grid cells fail first.