Negative findings for AVP-786 belie positive findings from a separate Phase 3 trial announced earlier this year.
ApoE2 homozygotes have a dramatically lower risk of AD than even the previously known low-risk E2/3 heterozygotes. More study of this protective allele could reveal roots of resilience.
The DIAN Trials Unit is nearing the end of its first two secondary prevention trials. It has begun a cognitive run-in period for its next trial, of a tau-based drug, and for a primary prevention study in people as young as 18.
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.
The creation of long-term memories requires a continual supply of myelin provided by newly formed oligodendrocytes. Alas, the generation of fresh oligodendrocytes diminishes with age, along with memory.
Researchers gain traction in the study of these rare tau disorders, which are sometimes confused with Alzheimer’s disease.
Vision improved in some retinitis pigmentosa patients in a Phase 1 trial.
Researchers at an international frontotemporal dementia congress reported progress in finding markers that track disease, but no luck thus far with diagnostic markers.
At CTAD, tau-PET data from people in different stages of various neurodegenerative diseases highlighted both commonalities and peculiarities.
Rather than changing one by one, many biomarkers—including cognition, tau PET, hippocampal atrophy, and CSF p-tau—shift together, around the time of symptom onset in young adults with familial AD.
New research presented at the HAI conference also finds links between UCB-J uptake and plaques, tangles, and cognitive decline.
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Amyloid and tau PET are helping scientists pinpoint the underlying cause of specific AD symptoms. Perhaps imaging of certain brain regions will help predict an individual’s progression.
At HAI 2020, scientists more precisely quantified the relationship between plaques, tangles, and cognitive decline.